Your Guide to Green DIY Cleaning Products

Cleaning hacks are bad news for dirt and germs.  But the cleaning products you use can also be bad news for the environment, your home and your family. Go green with these DIY natural cleaning products, and save some money in the process.

Have you ever thought about using white vinegar for cleaning your windows? What about baking soda for cleaning and unblocking your drains? These are just a couple of ingredients that you will find in our household tips below; they are sure to convert you to homemade cleaning products once you have witnessed their cleaning power!

Use this infographic to create 7 different types eco cleaning products and avoid health risks including breast cancer and asthma:

What you will learn how to make

  • Glass & window cleaner
  • Drain un-blocker
  • Citrus disinfectant
  • Furniture polish
  • Abrasive cleaning powder
  • Oven cleaner
  • Grout cleaner

Here goes!

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Your Guide to Green DIY Cleaning Products, from Good to be Home.

if you have tried any of these and have found them successful (or not) let us know in the comments!

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Green spring cleaning: 9 DIY recipes for natural cleaners – healthychild.org
DIY oven cleaner – marthastewart.com
Chemical reactions – newton.dep.anl.gov
How toxic are your household cleaning supplies? – organicconsumers.org
The easy way to go cruelty-free – peta.org.uk
d-Limonene uses and industries – ppiatlanta.com
Make your own cleaning products – rd.com
Abrasive cleaning powder (made from eggshells!) – realfoodrn.com
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Which chemical compounds did you find most often? – toxics.usgs.gov
Make your own cleaning products – uktv.co.uk
How to know if your ‘green’ cleaner is really eco-friendly: a primer – washingtonpost.com
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  • Grace Upton

    I think that green cleaning is the best way to get rid of the germs at home. I use only lemon juice and baking soda to clean my bathroom and everything starts shining. Thanks a lot for the inspiring article!

    Grace Upton