For generations, people washed their clothes, their
homes and themselves with pure soap. Today, it is the
key ingredient of many alternative cleaning recipes.
Soap biodegrades safely and completely, and is non-toxic.
Make sure that you use soap without synthetic scents,
colours or other additives. Even phosphate-free biodegradable
laundry detergent contributes to water pollution.
Distilled White Vinegar
Vinegar is a mild disinfectant which cuts grease, cleans
glass, deodorizes, and removes calcium deposits, stains
and wax build-up.
Cornstarch is an odorless powder that is great for carpet
cleaning and greasy stains.
Washing Soda (Sodium
A key ingredient for washing clothes, washing soda cuts
grease, removes stains, disinfects, and softens water.
Washing soda should not be used on aluminum.
Baking Soda (Bicarbonate
Baking soda works well as an abrasive in alternative
recipes. Baking soda also deodorizes, removes stains,
polishes, and softens fabrics.
Household Cleaning Recipe Ingredients
General Cleaning Recipes