Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence washes windows and scrubs sinks the nontoxic way on Healthy By Choice, a video magazine hosted by Mary Mucci. On the “Spring Cleaning” segment, Lawrence offers home cleaning tips using natural ingredients such as vinegar, tea tree oil, baking soda, and lemon juice.
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Lemon-Mint Window Wash
Juice from 1 lemon
2 cups club soda
1/2 teaspoon peppermint essential oil
1 teaspoon cornstarch
Mix ingredients, pour into a spray bottle, spritz on windows, and wipe with a clean, dry cloth.
Recipe reprinted with permission from NaturalHomekeeping: Simple Recipes for a Naturally Clean Abode by Sandy Maine (Interweave Press, 1999).