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greener cleaners: Greener Cleaners - Miscellaneous ideas - 02/18/08 09:37 PM
Here are a few ideas you can use! You know those spots you get on your cement driveway when a car leaks all over it? The Stain and Spot remover below works GREAT! The dry cement absorbs the grease or oil spot, and without the use of harsh chemicals, that would otherwise end up in the water table! Stain and Spot Removers: 1) Concrete Grease Spot Remover: To remove grease from concrete flooring sprinkle dry cement over grease. Allow it to absorb the grease, then sweep up. 2) Ink Stains: Use a non-aerosol hair spray to remove ink stains. Tar (4 comments)
greener cleaners: Greener Cleaners - Shoe Deodorizers! - 02/17/08 06:14 PM
Here's a recipe you can use to keep your shoes from getting that inevitable "foot stench" without the use of harsh chemicals! Shoe/Sneaker Deodorizer 6 Tbsp Cornstarch 3 Tbsp Baking Soda 20 drops Rosemary essential oil 20 drops Tea Tree essential oil 5 drops Lemon essential oil 5 drops Clove essential oil Mix all, then put 1-2 Tablespoon in each shoe/sneaker and rub it in. Allow the powder to sit in the shoe overnight. If you don't have the time to go through all of this - Baking Soda works great on it's own too! Just rub it in, leave it overnight, and (2 comments)
greener cleaners: Greener Cleaners - Shoe Care! - 02/14/08 05:16 PM
Here are 7 great ideas for caring for, polishing, and deodorizing your shoes, WITHOUT the use of harsh chemicals! 1) Cold Pressed Nut Oil, Olive Oil, Walnut Oil, or Beeswax: Apply oil/wax to leather then buff with a chamois cloth to a shine. 2) Lemon Juice. Good for black or tan leather shoes. Follow by buffing with a soft cloth. 3) Vinegar; Remove water stains on leather by rubbing with a cloth dipped in a vinegar and water solution. 4) Petroleum Jelly. A dab of petroleum jelly rubbed into patent leather gives a glistening shine and prevents cracking in the winter. 5) (2 comments)
greener cleaners: Greener Cleaners - a few miscellaneous ideas! - 02/13/08 09:53 AM
Here are a few miscellaneous ideas! Lemon juice, the first idea, when used as a grease cutter works great! It's acidic enough to get the job done! And paint brush cleaner - yet another great use of vinegar! This stuff is good for just about everything! Grease Cutters: 1) Use lemon juice, vinegar, or sprinkle with borax and scrub with scrub brush. 2) 1/2 tsp. baking soda, 1/2 tsp. vegetable oil-based liquid soap, 3 tbsp. vinegar, and 2 cups hot water. Mix in spray bottle, spray and scrub, wipe clean. Paint Brushes: Soften hard paintbrushes in hot vinegar for a few minutes. (4 comments)
greener cleaners: Greener Cleaners - A Couple Miscellaneous Ideas! - 02/11/08 06:01 PM
Here are a couple of ideas to use for tags, etc. Yet another great use of vinegar. It's a safe and natural way to clean a LOT of things! To remove non-slip strips from bathtubs, saturate a cloth or sponge and squeeze hot vinegar over decals. Vinegar also removes stick-on hooks from painted walls. Saturate a cloth or sponge with vinegar and squeeze the liquid behind the hook so that the vinegar comes in contact with the adhesive. In addition, vinegar can be used to remove price labels and other decals from glass, wood, and china. Paint the label or decal (2 comments)
greener cleaners: Greener Cleaners - Cars! - 02/10/08 10:07 PM
Here's a few ideas to use when washing and waxing your vehicles! Keep in mind, the Windshield Wiper fluid may possibly freeze in colder climates - This solution works GREAT when you're scrubbing to get stuff OFF of the windshield, but I'm a little to wary of it freezing to actually mix it up and put it IN the washer fluid compartment. Windshield Wiper Frost Free Fluid Mix 3 parts vinegar to 1 part water and coat the car windows with this solution. This vinegar and water combination will keep windshields ice and frost-free. Car Soap 1/4 cup vegetable oil based liquid (5 comments)
greener cleaners: Greener Cleaners - Metals! - 02/07/08 10:15 AM
Here's a few ideas you can use for your metal! There's a few ideas for Silver, which you can use for your jewelry as well as for silverware, goblets, etc! Silver: 1) Use toothpaste instead of toxic silver cleaner to clean and brighten even your best silver. Use an old soft bristled toothbrush and warm water. 2) Rub with a paste of baking soda and water. 3) To magnetize tarnish away, soak silver in salted water in an aluminum container; then wipe clean. 4) Soak in boiling water, baking soda, salt, and a piece of aluminum foil. 5) When (5 comments)
greener cleaners: Greener Cleaners - Floor Cleaners! - 02/06/08 09:16 PM
Here are a couple of ideas you can use to clean your floors, WITHOUT the use of toxic chemicals! 1) A pencil eraser removes heel marks from a floor. 2) For greasy, no-wax floors: 1 cup vinegar 1/4 cup baking soda 1 tablespoon vegetable oil-based liquid soap 2 gallons hot water Combine all ingredients, stirring well to dissolve the baking soda. Mop as usual. As always, feel free to comment with questions, or if you have anything to add! (3 comments)
greener cleaners: Greener Cleaners - Refrigerator! - 01/27/08 10:09 PM
To continue on the theme of kitchen cleaners, Here are some ideas for your refrigerator! These are pretty self-explanatory, and most people do them anyway… here they are anyway! 1) To clean exterior and interior walls, dissolve 2 tbs. baking soda in 1 qt warm water and wipe all surfaces. For stubborn spots, rub with baking soda paste. Be sure to rinse with a clean, wet cloth. (This works well on other enamel-finished appliances as well.) 2) To clean interior fixtures, such as vegetable bins and shelves, wash in hot soapy water, rinse well and dry. 3) To keep away (3 comments)
greener cleaners: Greener Cleaners for your home! - 01/16/08 11:56 AM
Have you ever considered the harsh chemicals in your cleaners? There are a lot of ways you can use natural, non-toxic products to make your own all purpose cleaners, disinfectants, glass cleaners, bathroom cleaners, kitchen cleaners, carpet cleaners, furniture polishers, floor cleaners, metal cleaners, car cleaners, and more. Here is a partial list of some of the ingredients that can be used individually or combined to make cleaners: BAKING SODA (sodium bicarbonate): An all-purpose, non-toxic cleaner. Cleans, deodorizes, removes stains and softens fabrics. BORAX (sodium borate): A natural mineral that kills mold and bacteria. An alternative to bleach, it deodorizes, (2 comments)
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