Green DIY tutorials: Make your own eco-friendly cleaning supplies
Thursday 03 December 2009
All you need to make your own environmentally-friendly cleaning products are a few key ingredients and a bit of time. Here are two videos and one written guide to get you started.
How to use green cleaning products (video):
Patty Kim with National Geographic's The Green Guide gives a run-down of eight essential ingredients for home cleaning products (such as vinegar, borax, olive oil), with information on where to find them and what to look for. She demonstrates how to make a glass cleaner and gives tips for making better use of store-bought green cleaning products.
How to Make Organic Cleaning Supplies (video):
Meg Allan Cole from ThreadBanger.com demonstrates step-by-step how to make a natural all-purpose scrub, plus cleaners for glass and wood, using household ingredients. She includes tips for how to store and use the final products and recommends store-bought green brands and where to buy them online.
How to Make a Non-Toxic Cleaning Kit (written guide):
At Care2.com, Annie B. Bond gives ingredients and detailed instructions for making eight non-toxic cleaning products, including oven cleaner, furniture polish, and mold killer. At the end of the article, you can download a .pdf file listing all the formulas plus a shopping list to get you started.
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