Naturally Clean: Multipurpose Cleaner

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<p>Cleaning stains and build-up in the bathroom or in the kitchen can leave sponges looking like they’ve been through a war zone. Sometimes your best efforts don’t even pay off, as streaks appear after your best scrubbing efforts. Ditch the sponge and the harsh chemical cleaners for this natural, <a href=”http://www.wholeliving.com/photogallery/green-cleaning-super-stars-2?lnc=6d390c8668ec9110VgnVCM1000003d370a0aRCRD&rsc=lpg_whole-health&lpgStart=1&currentslide=1&currentChapter=1#ms-global-breadcrumbs” target=”_blank”>tough cleaner</a> that is gentle on your hands. </p>
<p>This recipe uses what’s is already in your kitchen cupboard. All it requires is everyday items such as liquid soap, lemons and <a href=”http://www.armhammer.com/” target=”_blank”>baking soda</a>.</p>
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<strong>Multipurpose Scrubbing Cleaner:</strong>
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• 1 cup baking soda <br />
• 1/8 cup liquid kitchen soap<br />
• Half a lemon<br />
• 20 drops of lavender essential oil (optional)</p>
<p>1. Mix the baking soda and the soap together–it should create a thick paste. If your mixture is too powdery, add more soap; if it is too soapy add a few pinches of baking soda.</p>
<p>2. Add 20 drops of <a href=”http://www.melaleuca.com/ps/index.cfm?f=ps.productDetail&pid=6581″ target=”_blank”>lavender essential oil</a> to the mixture. You can substitute any essential oil for lavender. Rosemary and rose also work. If you add essential oil, make sure your mixture maintains the thick paste texture.</p>
<p>3. Once you’ve combined the ingredients, apply the mixture to half of a lemon and scrub away. The citrus smell of the lemon leaves surfaces smelling great, but it is the lemon peal and texture that acts as a sponge and cleans almost any surface.</p>
<p>4. After you have applied the multipurpose mixture, run a damp cloth over any leftover residue.</p>
<p>For more information on cleaning your home naturally, visit our blog series <a href=”https://www.motherearthliving.com/naturally-clean.aspx”>
<strong>Naturally Clean</strong>
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