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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Going Green on the Dairy-part two

One thing I hate about cleaning the shower stall and bathtubs, sinks...etc, is the hideous stink of the cleaners. It would seem that if it doesn't have an odor strong enough to strip your sinus cavities, it doesn't have any cleaning power. And that includes just the straight vinegar that is supposed to strip away the lime and hard water stains.

I read an article awhile back that said that even though those spray cleaners are "supposed" to be safe, they will actually worsen any asthma or other breathing problems you may have, or potentially cause some.

So...while reading through one of my cooking magazines I came across this recipe for a cleaner:

Bathroom Cleaner

1/2 C liquid dish detergent
1/2 C baking soda
1/4 C vinegar

Mix together and use on sinks and bathtubs.

Not wanting to waste what liquid dish detergent I had on hand, I used some of the homemade liquid laundry detergent from my previous post instead. It did work quite well actually, even on the lime in the shower. One note I must make is to not let it dry. I don't think it does any harm, but it's just a bit harder to rinse off.

So, these are my two efforts towards the green movement. On top of this I also think I ought to get green points for being crazy enough to hang out my laundry to dry on the line when it's 10 degrees or less outside.

1 comment:

Frau Guten Tag said...

great! thanks for sharing, I gotta try this! I have a hard time with the fumes a lot of cleaners have.