Thursday, July 30, 2009

More "green" recipes

I found a great magazine with super recipes, both food wise and cleaners. I thought I would share some of them with you.

Lemon Dish Soap
2 cups liquid Castile soap
10 drops lemon essential oil
5 drops tea tree oil
Combine all ingredients in a squeeze bottle. Works well as a hand soap too.

Soft Scrub
1/4 cup baking soda
2-3 TSP liquid Castile soap
Combine ingredients and mix until smooth. Apply with cloth and wipe clean.

Oven cleaner
1 small box baking soda
liquid Castile soap
Sprinkle water generously over the bottom of the oven and cover with baking soda, avoiding heating coils. Sprinkle more water over soda. Let sit overnight. Wipe up in the morning, used a scrup pad. To remove residue, put a bit of Castile soap on a damp cloth and wipe clean.

Carpet deodorizer
1 cup Borax
1 cup baking soda
10 drops essential oils
Combine all ingredients and sprinkle over carpet. Let stand 20 minutes, then vacume up.

Toilet Bowl cleaner
1 gallon water
1 cup ammonia
1/2 cup vinegar
1/2 cup baking soda
Combine all ingredients and store in a spray bottle.

Dusting spray
1 cup distilled water
2-3 drops essential oils
Combined in a spray bottle. Spray onto cotton cloth and dust away.

Castile soap is a type of soap make with olive oil rather than animal fat or synthetic substances. It is known as the mildest and most moisterizing of all soaps. Look in your laundry aisle of your local grocery store.

*this information taken from the Aug-Sept 2009 issue of Mary Janes Farm.

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