Tuesday, April 17, 2012


While considering ideas for the current 'Green' challenge for Tangled Textiles I came across these great green recipes for cleaning. They are from the David Suzuki's Foundation at Lindsay's 'queenofgreen' blog, one of seven excellent blogs at The David Suzuki website.

I don't think there can be a simpler or greener cleaner than this, one of the many recipes at The Queen of Green blog.

      All-purpose powder: 
  •  1/2 cup  borax
  •  1/2 cup  washing soda
  •   1/2 cup  white vinegar

 Combine dry ingredients. For toilet: sprinkle onto surface, scrub, and chase with vinegar. For dishwasher: add dry ingredients to soap dispenser and vinegar to rinse dispenser.

One of my personal challenges for Earth Day and beyond is to try and reduce the number of cleaners I had stored under the cabinets and replace them with earth-friendly green cleaners such as the one above.

Do you have plans for Earth Day and beyond?

(note: Photo from David Suzuki Foundation website) PS Book fans, check out some of David Suzuki's books. 

1 comment:

  1. Vinegar is always great. So is rubbing alcohol and it evaporates. Soda pop makes the toilet below the water line sparkle-I gave up drinking it. Tang is good on tub and sink fixtures.


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