Thursday, August 20, 2009

Make your own kitchen cleaner!

Perhaps this is a silly post, but I am totally in love with the new kitchen cleaner I have made. We normally use the spray kitchen cleaner made by Seventh Generation because it's non-toxic and more environmentally friendly than others. But after carefully reading the ingredient list on the bottle and some Internet sleuthing, I have found a recipe that works and now I'm cleaning all the time! It uses hydrogen peroxide as the base which is effective at killing common kitchen bacteria, such as salmonella, and removing stains. Plus I don't have to worry about toxic chemicals and synthetic fragrances. Here's the recipe for any of you adventurous folks out there:

Fill a spray bottle with:
  • 16 oz hydrogen peroxide
  • 4 oz water
  • A few drops of Dr Bronners soap (optional)
  • 8-10 drops of essential oil of your choice (I used lemongrass but lavender would be nice)

Spray on counters, sinks, and tables and wipe off. Also, try to store the mixture in a dark cabinet as light can break down the properties of the hydrogen peroxide.

1 comment:

Alicia said...

You never cease to amaze me!