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Eco friendly house cleaners

#1 Postby CrispyQ » Fri Nov 04, 2005 6:25 pm

I've finally gotten rid of all the evil cleansers in my house. I found this book about a year ago & I love it! I have made 3 or 4 of the 'recipes' in it & they work very well & don't irritate my skin or my lungs. And btw, did you know that you can use a pumice stone to remove stains on porcelain? It works wonders!

I now purchase white vinegar in gallon jugs & baking soda in 12 pound bags!


"Clean House, Clean Planet" by Karen Logan

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0671535951/002-2187220-5227244?v=glance&n=283155&n=507846&s=books&v=glance
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#2 Postby compassionategirl » Fri Nov 04, 2005 7:13 pm

Good post idea!

yes, I clearn with cruelty-free, environmentally friendly cleaners.

Example, for laundry I use that Citri-Suds orange laudry detergent (love the smell of it and it works pretty good). I also use some of the Frank T. Ross line of stuff. Or, just plain vinegar like you say. GOOD TIP: Throw some apple ciday vinegar into the rinse cycle of your wash. Makes clothes very soft and helps maintain colours of clothes from my experience.

When I have a full time job after I am done school, I am going to get a steam cleaner and just try to clean everything with plain steam - a good disinfectant and very environmentally friendly way of cleaning!

Some "traditional" cleaning products that make me cringe when I think about the suffering they have caused is bleach. To think that bleach has been force fed to tiny little mice - and continues to be so every time they "tweak" it, makes me :cry: :cry: .

Not to mention the damage bleach does to the environment. It is really something that should never have been allowed :evil:

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#3 Postby CollegeB » Sun Nov 06, 2005 11:57 pm

Method brand cleaning products are eco friendly and not tested on animals. i buy the stuff at target. I love the cucumber melon dish cleaner! Seventh generation also has good products.

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#4 Postby jonathan » Mon Nov 07, 2005 4:14 am

over here we have lots of different purely natural eco friendly brands. the most popular is ecover, and it has a complete range. its about the only cleaner we use in the house now :D

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#5 Postby nobbi » Mon Nov 07, 2005 4:33 am

jonathan wrote:over here we have lots of different purely natural eco friendly brands. the most popular is ecover, and it has a complete range. its about the only cleaner we use in the house now :D

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Yes Ecover is also popular also in The Netherlands, but I prefer Sonett, which is much better for the envoirnment.

http://www.sonett-online.de/

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#6 Postby compassionategirl » Mon Nov 07, 2005 10:53 am

Yup Ecover is popular in Canada too. I use it sometimes too.

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#7 Postby CrispyQ » Mon Nov 07, 2005 3:37 pm

Ecover has a nice "soft scrub" type cleanser that I like lots!

We have a local eco products manufacturer & I try to buy from them -- ecologically friendly AND local too!

CompassionateGirl, I'll have to try that vinegar in the rinse cycle tip. I've never heard of that before.
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#8 Postby CrispyQ » Wed Nov 09, 2005 5:00 pm

So I made the recipe called "Earth Scrub" & it's very nice! Much like a Soft Scrub type product.

It's a combo of baking soda, liquid soap (I used Dr. Bronner's), water & white vinegar. Mix it all up & pour into a container. I cleaned my kitchen sink & bathtub with it & it worked great! I'm really happy with it.
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