I went shopping this weekend for some toilet bowl cleaner. I wanted to find it in bulk so I didn’t have to repurchase the small cleaner with the curved neck. I figured if I could buy it in bulk I could reduce what is thrown away. Well, it wasn’t an option so I didn’t buy anything. I decided that I would research homemade cleaners. I already make my own laundry soap, why not make the rest of my cleaners.
The basic ingredients that we all probably have in our cupboards that can make a number of different cleaners are: Baking Soda, Vinegar, Lemon Juice, Borax and Rubbing Alcohol.
Soap Scum/Stove Top: I am going to use: Baking Soda, a wet sponge and water to rinse.
Window Cleaner: Mix 2 teaspoons of white vinegar with 1 quart warm water. Use crumpled newspaper to clean. Mix accurately because too much vinegar can etch the glass.
Toilet Bowl Cleaner: Mix 1/4 cup of baking soda and 1 cup vinegar, pour into basin and let it sit for a few minutes. Scrub with brush and rinse. A mixture of borax (2 parts) and lemon juice (one part) will also work.
I found these recipes on http://eartheasy.com/live_nontoxic_solutions.htm. There are a list of other good recipes; check out that website. Not only are these recipes green, but they will also save you lots of money.