We Also Use Some Earth Friendly Products
Safe, Green and Earth Friendly Cleaning
It's easy to substitute toxic and harsh cleaning products for safe ingredients for most office cleaning chores. We occasionally utilize hydrogen peroxide cleaner during our carpet cleaning process and the results are amazing! All you need to know is the common uses for the product and select the proper nontoxic alternative to get the cleaning power you need.
It's important to remember that though this list of cleaning products are generally recognized as natural and so are considered safer, they are still not fit for human consumption or for mixing together haphazardly. Always keep toxic and non toxic chemical agents away from the little ones and you should also use all normal and necessary precautions.
Safety first, whether it is labeled nontoxic or not!
Keeping It Simple
Baking soda is made from sodium bicarbonate. It will neutralize acid, and is mildly abrasive so will scrub without scratching, it is a natural deodorizer.
Borax is a naturally occurring mineral that is water soluble. Borax is normally used in disinfectants and water softeners and detergents.
Rubbing alcohol is also called isopropyl alcohol is a very good disinfectant.
Lemon Juice contains citric acid is a natural deodorizer and has a light bleaching action so can be used as a stain remover too.
Mineral oil comes from petroleum and it is used in suntan oil, and in cosmetics and suntan oil.
TSP is made from tri-sodium phosphate which is soda ash and phosphoric acid. TSP can be used for cleaning drains, removing stains and removing paint.
Vinegar is made from grain, wine or apple juice. It is acidic and can be used to cut grease and deodorize. It will kill mold and mildew. Use vinegar to quickly clean linoleum floors or hardwood floor with no residue left behind. Note: Don't use this on marble floors.
All Purpose Cleaners
All-purpose cleaner can be made from vinegar and water or mix 4 TBL baking soda with 1 QT water.
Mix 1/2 cup borax with 1 gallon of water to make a great disinfect and deodorizer. You can also use rubbing alcohol and water which also works well.
The Best Natural Floor Cleaner
You can clean your floors the natural way by just mixing vinegar with water approx. 50/50 ratio or 3% hydrogen peroxide and water. Same ratio.
Safe Oven Cleaner
Wet down the burned crust in the oven and sprinkle with plain baking soda. Scrub with steel wool.
Inexpensive Scouring Powder
Use baking soda, or salt. You can also try Bon-Ami cleaning powder.