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I am delighted to share my “secret recipes” with you and I hope that you find contentment knowing they are 100% C H E M I C A L  FREE  and  S U P E R  EFFECTIVE  in cleaning your home! I think it is so important to use non-toxic solutions when cleaning. Not only does this protect you and your loved ones from harsh chemicals, but these solutions will not contaminate our water and air. Providing a healthier environment for you and helping to spread love to our neighbors and our glorious Mother Nature. Everyone wins!

Below is my magic All Purpose Solution that I literally use as an ALL-purpose i.e. dusting, countertops, showers, sinks, cabinets, fingerprints on walls. Basically, EVERYTHING. It is a super effective grease cutter, while being gentle enough to use on wood finished furniture. There are however, a few exceptions. Because of the vinegar, you do NOT want to clean any natural surfaces such as GRANITE or MARBLE. The vinegar will eventually “etch” the surface, leaving a dull finish. I’ve also learned that porus surfaces, such as limestone and non-ceramic tiles in showers etc may develope a white film due to the Borax. This will wash off, but who wants a filmy shower? In this case, I use Mild Soap.    (recipes follow)

 

All Purpose Solution:

  • 1/8 C Pure Castile Soap
  • 1 T Vinegar
  • 1 t Borax
  • 16 oz Filtered hot water

Mixology:

  • Heat filtered water in a kettle (warm water insures that the Borax dissolves properly)

PRO TIP: use FILTERED water to reduce lime and mineral build-up on cleaning surfaces …the very thing you are trying to clean from surfaces!

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  • Mix castile soap, Borax and warm water
  • THEN add vinegar

PRO TIP: DO NOT add vinegar directly to the castile soap – you will get a gross curdling effect that will clog your sprayer.

 

My preferred castile soap is from Dr Bronner. Not only are Dr Bronner’s soaps super effective, but they are Organic, Fair-Trade and rate a 7.9 on goodguide.com. AND they are easily found at your local health food store, Target, Meijer and select pharmacies.

Just look in the beauty section!

Mild Soap: Use on all natural surfaces such as granite, marble, limestone – and works great on stainless steal sinks!

  • 1/8 C Pure Castile Soap
  • 16oz Filtered water

Mix. Spray. Enjoy.

 

One more SUPER EASY and SUPER EFFECTIVE cleaning solution for GLASS and STAINLESS STEAL …

  • Club Soda

That’s right, club soda. It works brilliantly! Club soda doesn’t streak, and if your kids and/or pets are prone to licking windows – no worries!

 

Happy Cleaning!

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  1. Allison says:

    I have borax, just need to get some castile soap! Can’t wait to try these! 🙂

  2. That’s great Allison – I’d be interested to know how they work out for you! Borax is a great laundry booster as well and you can use Castile soap in nearly all your household cleaning and hygiene needs!

  3. Mariah says:

    Thanks for sharing your SUPER SECRET TIPS. I can’t wait to try these out!

    • You’re welcome! Let me know how they turn out! If you don’t already have Dr Bronners, it’s easy to find anywhere and can be used in so many things. My favorite scent is Peppermint!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for sharing your awesome recipes! So you recommend using the mild soap also on granite or marble or we that just for limestone and ceramic tiles?

    • Mild Soap is great on all natural surfaces; such as granite, marble and limestone because it won’t etch the marble/granite {because it doesn’t have vinegar} and it won’t make the limestone have a cloudy “film”. Ceramic tiles are fine to use Mild Soap or the All Purpose!

  5. Ashley says:

    My favorite is peppermint and then also the lavender!mm

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