natural cleaning

make your own natural cleaner and scrub on…

Since we moved into our Atlanta home, my granola ways have reached new levels, in other words, making natural cleaners. We have always tried to live green (recycling, buying local, composting etc.), but with a food awakening underway, I found myself enlightened and yet repulsed by so much more. More than ever before, I have been questioning how most people eat and drink, what beauty products we use, and how we clean our homes. What I have found is that our lives are contaminated and buried in chemicals that have a profound impact on our health- certainly not not what our bodies deserve.

Thus, I am my mother’s ‘flower child’…

Nowadays when we run out of something, I like to try my hand at making my own replacement. This has proven to be tricky every now and then. Thankfully, my natural floor cleaner wasn’t. I started out just looking for a good natural floor cleaner.  I tried a few different mixtures before settling on one glorious combo. It cuts grease, shines, and cleans my floors. Beyond that, it has turned out to be the perfect multipurpose cleaner. Most recently, it demolished a black tar like substance (that didn’t come off in prior cleanings) that was on our porch wall. I always have the ingredients on hand (used in so many other areas of the house), so I’m really loving it to the max.

all purpose natural-cleaner

Here is what you’ll need:

  • Vinegar (1/2 cup)
  • Dr. Bronner’s liquid soap ( 1 tbsp)
  • Arm and Hammer Washing Soda (something I already had on hand for my laundry recipe) ( 1/4 cup)
  • Water (about 2 gallons or so)
natural all purpose cleaner

This picture was taken before the cleaning madness.

I am one of those, ‘a little bit of this, a little bit of that’ kind of ladies. Mix everything in a (11 quart) bucket with warm water and get to cleaning. Putting it in a spray bottle isn’t a bad idea either. The dirt will practically take off running on its own… if only.

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