DIY Earth-Friendly Cleaning

In addition to offering a wide array of ready-to-use earth-friendly cleaning products we've also tried some make-at-home versions made-at-home with simple ingredients we carry at Foodstuffs... so if you run out of your favourite Nature Clean stuff you could clean up your act (or just your kitchen) with these environmentally conscious and economically sensible solutions. 

SCENTED SCOURING POWDER

1 cup baking soda
1/4 cup borax
1/4 cup dried sage leaves, finely ground
1/4 cup dried rosemary leaves, finely ground

 

DRAIN CLEANER

1/2 cup baking soda
1/4 cup washing soda
3 Tbsp cream of tartar
4 cups cider vinegar, heated to the boiling point

 Combine baking soda, washing soda and cream of tartar.
 Shake mixture slowly down the drain. Follow with hot vinegar.
 Wait several minutes, then rinse with hot tap water.

 

ALL-PURPOSE SPRAY CLEANER

1 tsp liquid castile soap
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
3 Tbsp lemon juice
2 cup water

Combine in a spray bottle.
Shake before using.

 

CAR POLISH

Give your car a normal wash.
Allow to dry.
Then sprinkle corn flour over the paint.
Polish it in and off to get that extra sheen.

Posted on July 19, 2015 and filed under Helpful Hints.