Green Cleaning for Dummies - Week 4: Grime Fighting

**Green Cleaning for Dummies is an 8 week series
WEEK 4:  The Triple Threat and Sidekick Fight Grime

Let's face it, sometimes that greasy, grimy, gummy gunk is really hard to get off of the stove hood and the refrigerator.  Instead of reaching for the Formula 409, make your own all-purpose-grime cutter. 


Your Second Recipe!
Get one of those extra spray bottles and mark it as:  
All Purpose Cleaner.

This is for "spot cleaning" for those extra tough stains that not even more elbow grease can take care of.  It's not meant to be used in place of the baking soda and vinegar you are already using.  Some types of soap will require rinseing...so start with a couple of drops and add more if you think it is needed.  Before you reach for these recipes try reaching for the hydrogen peroxide instead.

Combine and Shake It Up:

    * 2 cups hot water (to make dissolving easier)
    * 2 teaspoon baking soda
    * 2 teaspoons borax (try the cleaner without it first, add only if it doesn't work)
    * upto 1/2 teaspoon liquid dish soap


Do you need something with a little more disinfecting power for those tough bathroom grossosities?  You should have an empty spray bottle left.

Your Third Recipe!
Get that last spray bottles and mark it as
Disinfectant, Germ Eraser, or Mrs. Clean


Combine and Shake It Up:

    * 1 cup hot water (to make dissolving easier)
    * 1 cup vinegar
    * 1/2 cup alcohol
    * up to 1/2 tsp liquid dish soap

BOOSTER TIP:  An easy way to boost the power of your hydrogen peroxide spray bottle (make sure it is a non-clear bottle -- hydrogen peroxide breaks down in light) that you already have handy in the bathroom is to add a few drops of tea tree oil.   Tea tree is a mold eater.

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