08 Jun '11, 4pm

#Clean your entire home with baking soda and vinegar! #greenclean #naturalhome #simpleliving

I had such a great time talking with attendees at the Mother Earth News Fair in Puyallup, Washington, this weekend about how to make green cleaners. As always, I learned a new trick or two, and I promised everyone that I’d recap our conversation here for easy access. Today let’s examine one of my workshop’s premises--that you can clean your entire home with vinegar and baking soda. Acidic vinegar kills some germs and microbes and inhibits their growth; cuts grease, lime deposits and soap buildup; disinfects and deodorizes; removes stains, shines and polishes. I use white vinegar for practically everything I clean, from my wood floors to my toilets. I mix about ½ cup of vinegar with a cup of water and add a little orange or lemon essential oil to make a wonderful, all-purpose sanitizing spray. I also like to put a little in a small bowl and place it on a high shelf to absor...

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