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  • Writer's picturePauline Susman

Green Cleaning Recipes That Really Work!

Green Cleaning is the way to go…I don’t know about you but I love making my own earth-friendly cleaners! My cupboards are full of bicarb, washing soda, and of course good old vinegar! Over the years I’ve built up a repertoire of reliable green cleaning recipes that everyone in my household is familiar with. I no longer shop for cleaning products at the supermarket. Why bother with hormone-disrupting, allergy-causing chemicals when I can make my own earth-friendly ones.

But I am not here to preach to the converted!! I am sure you know that green is the way to go.

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Some Novel Green Cleaning Options..

Here is the thing… I can come a long way with vinegar and bicarbonate of soda. They do the cleaning well and never let me down. However, its also nice to try out a few new cleaners every now and then.

For instance, I was recently looking for new green cleaning recipes for things like wood and linoleum. Try finding a natural way to really get those sparkling. Vinegar and Bicarb just ain’t gonna do the trick. Furthermore, I just love spending time on Google and finding new recipes that are worth trying. So…off to the drawing board, I went – for a hunt of some nifty recipes to add to your household repertoire. I’ve put together a list of some new green cleaning recipes you can experiment with for a thorough house cleaning. Read on…


Make a mixture of 50% water and 50% vinegar and you have yourself a great glass cleaner. However, there is always a better recipe lurking around the corner and this time I located it! THIS recipe, ladies and gents, beats every other one I’ve ever tried hands down. It leaves your mirrors and windows sparkling like diamonds..

What you need:  30 gr. Surgical Spirits – 30 gr. white vinegar – 15 gr cornflour – 250 gr.warm water

Combine everything in a spray bottle, and shake well. I recommend you shake well each time you use this cleaner, as the cornstarch might settle at the bottom (and subsequently plug the spray mechanism if it’s not mixed in well).

WHAAAT?!?!…Cornflour?!?!’ Yes, cornflour is absolutely, without a doubt, the secret ingredient to clean, shiny, amazing mirrors (and windows, I’m sure).  I kinda freaked out a little at the effectiveness of this one. My tip: use good old-fashioned newspapers to dry the glass/mirrors with. Lucky for you, the newspaper makes glass gleam in a way commercial window cleaners only dream about! Furthermore not only is this a nice way to recycle, but it’s also (almost) chemical-free.

" Great things are done by a series of small things brought together" Vincent van Gogh