Mainly so I can find them for future use (as I haven't yet had a chance to swap everything over to Eco friendly kind or the budget friendly kind)
I have come across a bunch of tips and recipes.
Tree hugger has some great tips:
Top Green Cleaning Tips
Recipes that I have found in my travels of the world wide web
Homemade natural Cream Cleanser
1 cup of water1/4 cup of white vinegar20-30 drops tea tree oil
DirectionsStore ingredients together in a spray bottleShould keep for up to 3 months before the oil starts going funny. (source)
Natural Whitener for your laundry
Magic Sleepy Spray
Homemade Eco friendly All Purpose Countertop Spray
1/4 cup white vinegar
2 tbs bi-carb soda (baking soda)
2 cups water
10-12 drops of essential oil
Put all ingredients in a spray bottle and store in a cool place.
Shake gently before use.
Spray and wipe to your heart's content.
Choose whatever essential you like- pine, rosemary and cloves are a few of my winter favourites, while citrusy scents are great for the warmer seasons. (source)
homemade linen spray
small spray bottle
15 drops essential oil (we love mandarin and peppermint, but lavender is always perfect for a calm night's sleep)
1 tbs vodka
Homemade oven cleaner
1 cup of bi-carb soda
2 tbs water + 2 tbs white vinegar
castille liquid soap
1/4 cup white vinegar + 1/4 cup water + a few drops of peppermint essential oil
Make a thick paste with the bi carb, vinegar and water and scrub entire oven from top to bottom leaving a thick white paste everywhere.
Let it sit overnight or for at least 8 hours
Then, use the liquid soap, water and a textured cloth to scrub the walls, ceiling and bottom of the oven slowly removing all the bi-carb and dirty residue
Once the majority of grit is removed, spray with the vinegar mixture and wipe down for a fresh smell and smooth surfaces (source)
And Make your own natural Cleaning kit ( i so need to bookmark this one!)
And lets not forget about Soap Nuts and their many wonderful uses!
My eventual overall goal is to switch everything in the house over to non toxic and eco friendly. I wont have to venture down the cleaning section of the supermarket (which gives me headaches just walking in that section) once it is all switched over, and it will work out to be way cheaper !