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At Home: Natural Cleaning Solutions

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Your home will be a healthier, happier place with the use of these natural cleaning tips & solutions!


Some tips for going GREEN in your home!



COMMON HOUSEHOLD ITEMS USED
IN NATURAL CLEANING SOLUTIONS

Baking soda

Borax

Castile soap

Citrus or citrus peel

Fels Naptha

Fresh herbs

Hydrogen peroxide

Lemon

Natural dish soap

Oils: olive, vegetable, tea tree

Rubbing alcohol

Washing soda

White vinegar

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CLEANING SOLUTION RECIPES


All Purpose Cleaner

1 Tbsp. Borax

1/2 tsp. baking soda

2 Tbsp. vinegar

1/2 tsp. castile soap

2 cups hot water

Essential oils

Using a funnel, add all ingredients to a spray bottle. Shake gently to combine.


Bleach Alternative

12 cups water

1/4 cup lemon juice

1 cup hydrogen peroxide

FOR LAUNDRY
Blend and add 2 cups per load of laundry. Store in a capped jug.

AS A HOUSEHOLD CLEANER
Using a funnel, add all ingredients to a spray bottle. Shake gently to combine.


Fabric Softener

4 cups Epsom salt

40 drops of essential oils—one or a blend 

Stir oil into the Epsom salt. Store in a lidded jar.

TO USE
Add 1/4 cup to a load of laundry when you add detergent. 


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HELPFUL WEBSITES

www.apartmenttherapy.com

www.onegoodthingbyjillee.com

www.sustainablebabysteps.com

www.tipnut.com


GREEN CONNECTIONS IN NEW HAMPSHIRE

MWV Green Team
mwvgreenteam.org

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