Green Cleaning Starter Kit

You know you want to.  You’ve been meaning to for ages.  Everybody’s doing it. It’s so easy!

Today is the day you put together your Green Cleaning Starter Kit.

The kit is so simple that you’ll need to trust me that it will indeed clean your house.  Trust it.  No side effects.  No funny business.  No fancy gimmicks.  Just clean.

Check out the video for some extra motivation and then go gather these supplies:

  • 2 – 1 Quart (1 L) Spray Bottles – good heavy-duty ones
  • 1 Shaker Jar with holes in the lid, such as an old spice jar or a mason jar
  • ¼ c. (60 mL) Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile Soap – your favorite scent
  • 2 c. White Vinegar 
  • 1 qt. + 2 c. (1 L + 500 mL) Water – I use reverse osmosis water because I have it handy, and it makes for a crystal clear solution, but tap water is fine.
  • 2 c. (500 g) Baking Soda – bicarbonate of soda
  • Essential Oils (optional) 20 drops/recipe – tea tree for an extra cleaning punch, and any other essential oil that makes you happy
  • Microfiber Cloths – often sold in the auto care section

To keep things simple in the video, I use the Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile soap.  However, if you have snooped around my blog, you know that you can also use Dr. Bronner’s Sal Suds – 1 Tbsp. or 15 mL.

You really have no excuses. Go get started!

 

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Lisa Bronner

Lisa Bronner is a prolific writer, consumer advocate, and speaker on health and green lifestyle issues. She is author of the blog, “Going Green with a Bronner Mom,” and granddaughter of Dr. Emanuel Bronner, founder of Dr. Bronner’s.

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  • Elizabeth

    Please excuse the dumb questions…!
    Is the “all-purpose cleaner” suitable for usage on wood too?
    What about bathrooms?

    Thank you 🙂

    • There are no dumb questions!

      The All-Purpose Spray is good for wood, although you need to take care to thoroughly dry the wood. It is also good bathrooms, although the scouring action of the baking soda is definitely helpful for that application.

      • Elizabeth

        Thanks for the tips! Loving these green cleaning options so far.

  • Lindsay Duley

    I love Dr. Bronner’s, but how does it compare to cleaning with Theives?