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Old 07-09-2004, 04:05 PM   #1
mauvaisroux
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Talking Cleaning Green!

Some recipes for household cleaning products:

ORANGE WALL CLEANER

1 cup water
cup vinegar
6 drops of orange essential oil

Instructions

Mix ingredients in a spray bottle. Shake before use. Simply spray on wall surface and wipe with a damp
sponge.

This recipe is mild for routine cleaning of wall surfaces.

MIRROR, WINDOW, AND FAUCET CLEANER

1 cups vinegar
cup water
10 drops lemon or orange essential oil

Instructions
Combine in a spray bottle. Shake gently before each use. Spray solution and wipe with paper towel or
other dry cloth. This solution cleans as well as minimizes mirror fogging.

FLOOR CLEANER

1 gallon hot water
2 tablespoons liquid Castile soap
15 drops orange essential oil
10 drops lemon essential oil or 1/4 cup lemon juice

Instructions

Blend all ingredients in mop bucket. Mop floor as usual.
No need to rinse!

Cleaning silverware

This trick works like magic.

Aluminum foil
Baking soda
Salt
Very hot water (can be boiling if you like)
Combine the above ingredients in a clean kitchen sink. Put your tarnished silver and silver-plated items
into the sink and let set for a few minutes. Watch as the tarnish disappears from the silverware and
reappears on the foil. This is a natural chemical reaction, and a great way to teach the kids some
science!

Note: This trick works so well that it will clean out the nooks and crannies that give some silverware the
"aged" look, so you may only want to do this occasionally.
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