Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Cinderella in Training

Little Pumpkin has found a new love.... cleaning the windows, tables, basically anything with her sisters homemade cleaner. It is starting to smell like an orange groove in here ;P 

We have recently started using these so the Girls can help around the house and I love these homemade cleaners for a few reasons.....
1. I do not have to worry about harmful ingredients and fumes {well maybe if there is TOO much sprayed during cleaning ;)}. 
2. It is safe for ALL my girls to use.  One of the girls has a tree nut allergy and we found out the hard way that some commercial natural cleaners contian coconut oil.

This is my little Pumpkin this am doing her best Cinderella impersonation....

  Here are a few recipes Squirt brought home from her visit to our city's environmental learning center.

Window and Mirror Cleaner
 3 tbs vinegar
2 cups water
3-5 drops essential oil
spray bottle
Put all the ingredients into a spray bottle, shake it up a bit, and use as you would a commercial brand.

Toilet Bowl Cleaner
pour 1/4 cup baking soda into basin
drizzle with 1 cup vinegar and let set for 5-10 minutes
scrub with brush and flush

Creamy Soft Scrubber 
{great for the bath tub}
pour 1/2 cup of baking soda into a bowl
add enough liquid detergent to make a texture like frosting 
scoop mixture onto a sponge and wash surface and rinse

pour a bit of baking soda on a damp sponge
wipe counters and sinks then rinse

Don't forget to whistle while you work ;)  Cleaning is always more fun when everyone is wiggling and giggling to their favorite song.

Ja matta ne,
Little Mochi

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