We originally decided to go green with our cleaning supplies a number of years ago after realizing exactly what is in those strong-smelling bathroom and kitchen cleaners. We haven’t turned back since. I think the earth friendly cleaners actually work BETTER than their chemical-ridden counter parts. BUT, have you seen how expensive some of those cleaners are? Method cleaners are $4 a bottle, and I could easily use 6 of them a year. That’s about $26 a year with tax.
Here’s how you can make 32 YEARS worth of cleaners for less than a year’s worth of name-brand products…
Your Shopping List:
Free- Spray Bottle (recycle an old one you already have)
$13.99- 32oz bottle of Dr. Bronners Peppermint Castile Soap (or pick a scent of your choice)
$4.49- 76oz box of 20 Mule Team Borax
$2.50- Lemon Juice (This is an item I always have in my Pantry)
Total: $21.16 (w/ tax)
All Purpose Cleaner- Mix Together in the Spray Bottle:
1 tsp. Dr. Bronner’s Soap
1 tsp. Borax
Spritz of Lemon Juice
Fill to the top with warm water & shake to mix.
Easy as pie! And I actually really love the peppermint smell of this- it’s a very fresh scent. You can feel free to add some essential oils like Lavendar if you’d like.
Check out EcoCycle for more green cleaner recipes.