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Quick and Easy Homemade Household Cleaners

Whip up homemade household cleaners with five simple ingredients.
By Beth Swanson
April/May 2012
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Lemons, table salt, distilled white vinegar, tea tree essential oil and baking soda can help you tackle your housekeeping.
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With sunny skies and warmer weather just around the corner, one thing is clear: spring cleaning season has arrived. Get a jumpstart on your spring cleaning with a little help from a few cupboard staples: lemon, salt, vinegar, tea tree oil and baking soda. Learn how these inexpensive items can assist you in every room of the house—from the laundry room and the living room to the kitchen. And, unlike commercial products that can contaminate your home with toxins, these chemical-free cleaning recipes will leave nothing behind but clean.

Read the original article, A Fresh Start: Natural Spring Cleaning, and try the Fume-Free Oven Cleaner for a homemade oven cleaner.

Even More Spring Cleaning Tips with Homemade Household Cleaners

Cheap Cleaning Tricks: Choose a Nontoxic Cleaner 

Spring Clean Naturally: Recipes for Herbal Cleaners 

Keep Your Home Clean and Toxic-Free 

Naturally Clean 


Courtesy Natural Home & Garden magazine. 








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