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The Greener Cleaner

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The cleaners you are using now have many dangerous chemicals for the environment and your family. So why not save money and the environment at the same time. Not only are u using your own earth made friendly cleaners your also recycling bottles that would otherwise go in a landfill. Think of all the energy your saving: the energy to make the bottle and then to mix the chemicals and the energy used to ship the bottle. This could be a great mother's day gift for mom. And kids could have fun mixing common household ingredients that will be made into something useful.
 
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Step 1: Find a bottle

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Think of what type of bottle you need a spray bottle or just a bottle. Sometimes its just what your more comfortable with. You'll probably end up using spray bottles since they are the most useful.

Step 2: Lables?

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Whats best about this project is the fact that you can customize it to meet your personality. By using labels you will know whats in the cleaner and how to remake it when you run out. And it will also make your cleaners look more professional.

Step 3: Finding Recipes

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If your looking for green cleaners you can find many recipes on the internet just go to a search engine like Google or yahoo and type in: green cleaner recipes. You'll find hundreds of recipes this way, and I'll show you some of the recipes my family uses on step 5.

Step 4: Materials

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The materials for this project can be found in a grocery store and your kitchen. All the materials are earth friendly and of course biodegradable.
Here's a list of a few materials (not all of them is needed):
Vinegar
Baking soda
Borax
Olive oil
Lemon juice
Liquid detergent
Water
Liquid soap

Step 5: Recipes

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Wood Polish
4 oz. olive oil
30 drops lemon juice

Spray on wood wipe in the direction of the grain.

Floor Cleaner
1/4 cup liquid soap
up tp 1/2 cup of vinegar or lemon juice
2 gallons of warm water

Mop it

Toilet Spray
1/4 cup vinegar
2 cup water

spray on toilet wait 15 min then wipe. On not in

All purpose
2 tsp boraz
1/4 cup vinegar
3-4 cups hot water

For extra power add 1/4 tsp liquid soap

mguer1332 years ago
BoraX is a natural mineral BUT it is mainly extracted from Tibet where environmental questions are far from being raised.
Plus borax is very irritant (pH 9), potentially cancerous and definitely dangerous for your eyes, respiratory system and skin.

I would recommend using baking soda instead.
ClareBS3 years ago
Olive oil is sticky and never really dries. That's okay if you wipe it off thoroughly. A better oil to use is walnut oil which provides a hard finish and dries completely. Woodturners use it on bowls.
Kiteman5 years ago
If these recipes are so good, how come you haven't used any images of your bottles of cleaner? Of your mixtures being used?

Why is all just googled?
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