Green Cleaners

We can reduce the amount of toxic chemicals in our household, and save money, by making our own green cleaners out of simple ingredients. Baking soda, vinegar, and lemon are a few of the simple ingredients needed to make your own household cleaners. All-purpose cleaners:

Option 1
  • 4 tablespoons baking soda
  • 1 quart warm water
    Dissolve baking soda in water. Apply with sponge. Wipe clean.
Option 2
 
  • 1 teaspoon plant oil-based liquid soap
  • 1 quart warm water
  • A squeeze of lemon

      Combine ingredients in a small bucket.  Apply with a sponge.  Wipe clean. 

Option 3

  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons borax
  • 3 1/2 cups hot water
  • 1/4 cup liquid dish soap

       In a 32-ounce spray bottle, mix vinegar, borax and water. Add soap last.

Visit Dakota County's website for more recipes and more information.