It’s the perfect time of year to throw open the windows, grab your cleaning supplies and get your spring cleaning on. Here are some of our favorite ways to get things squeaky clean without exposing our families to harsh chemicals.

First things first. Grab your shopping list:

  • Distilled White Vinegar
  • Baking Soda
  • Olive Oil
  • Borax
  • Liquid Castille Soap
  • Essential Oils ( found at any natural grocery store)
  • Microfiber Cloth.


Now follow these simple recipes to create your own green cleaning products, and get to work.



Fill a spray bottle with 1/4 cup vinegar and one quart of water. Spray onto glass windows, and wipe with a microfiber cloth.

Bathroom counters

Mix two parts vinegar and one part baking soda with four parts water. Apply with a sponge to your bathroom countertops, scrub clean and wipe with a damp cloth.


Mix four cups of white distilled vinegar with one gallon of hot water. Add 3-4 drops of essential oil, such as peppermint, lemon or grapefruit oil for a little aromatherapy while you clean.

Wood surfaces

Mix equal parts lemon juice and olive oil. Apply a small amount to a microfiber cloth and rub evenly onto wood furniture for a natural shine.


Sprinkle baking soda on toilet brush and scrub the toilet bowl. Dip a rag into distilled white vinegar and wipe the seats and outside surfaces.

Air freshener

Soak a cotton ball with your favorite essential oil such as lemon, lavender, orange or grapefruit and place in a small dish (out of reach of children) in any room that needs a little freshening. For a stronger scent, you may want to look into buying an essential oil diffuser.

Multipurpose cleaner

Fill a spray bottle with water, 2 Tablespoons of liquid castile soap and 10-20 drops of essential oil. Shake gently to combine, then spray on any surface and wipe with microfiber cloth.

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