Tuesday, October 23, 2012

simple eco cleaning

So this Saturday, while I was scrubbing the bathroom, I found myself thinking 2 things: I should blog about this (you know you're a blogger when) and **** eco cleaning, while I totally buy into it, requires more elbow grease!

I don't know what the rest of you out there use, but what you see in the photo above pretty much is it. I use different essential oils from time to time and a few other tools like a rag and stuff, but that's about it.

I don't buy into the eco cleaning supplies I can buy at my local grocery store. Some of them might be fine but since I'm very leery about corporate consumer green-washing, I don't trust products unless I do the research and to be honest, I'm just too plain lazy to do the research for every eco cleaning product out there, so I'm keeping it simple by making my own.

2 parts water
1 part vinegar
5 drops essential oil
1-3 drops dish soap (optional)

Now I'll be honest, the homemade, old school product is cheaper. And I mean WAY cheaper than the commercial cleaners. And they work great.

The catch of course is that you have to put a bit more work into making them work. I can't just spray the shower and leave it for 20 mins and rinse it off. Which of course would be kind of sweet, but I really know when it's clean, it's clean because I've done the work. And I know that when I'm inhaling the product that it's not a choking death hazard. Vinegar and water is pretty neutral.

And bonus: I love watching the vinegar and baking soda fizz. It's like grade 5 science all over again! Who said cleaning can't be fun!?!


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