Silverware Green Cleaning Recipes

Silverware Green Cleaning Recipes

Commercial silver polish contains toxins, and manufacturers recommend you don't leave on skin too long. Do you really want something like that spread over your flatware? Silver Aluminum Foil, Boiling Water, Baking Soda and Salt: Keep your sterling shined with this seemingly magic method. Line your sink or a bucket with aluminum foil, and drop in tarnished [...]
Antique Linens Green Cleaning Recipes

Antique Linens Green Cleaning Recipes

Whether you have fine family heirloom pieces or something with character you picked up at an estate sale for a song, you're eventually going to have to wash your antique linens. Even with advanced settings on today's washing machines, you still may want to address fragile fabrics by hand. Sunlight: What could be easier than sanitizing [...]
Clogged Drains Green Cleaning Recipes

Clogged Drains Green Cleaning Recipes

A stopped up sink or tub is a real hassle, but pouring toxic chemicals like Drano on them isn't so wise. Not only will that pollute our waterways, but the products can cause chemical burns and are highly dangerous if ingested. Do you really want that in your home? Baking Soda and Boiling Water: Pour [...]
Oven Green Cleaning Recipes

Oven Green Cleaning Recipes

Conventional oven cleaning chemicals are loaded with toxic ingredients, including ethers, ethylene glycol, lye (sodium and potassium hydroxide), methylene chloride and petroleum distillates. The products are harmful to skin and eyes, and the fumes are unhealthy. Instead, go natural! Baking Soda and Water: Coat the inside of your dirty appliance with a paste made from water [...]
Wood Floor Green Cleaning Recipes

Wood Floor Green Cleaning Recipes

Hardwood floors are beautiful, hygienic, long lasting and add value to your home. They are easy to vacuum, but don't do well with wet mopping. So how do you restore their natural glow without roughing them up? Vinegar: Whip up a solution of 1/4 cup white vinegar and 30 ounces of warm water. Put in a [...]