Adult Services DIY Green Clean Kit

Please note: All kits have been claimed as of December 14, 2022.

Maintain your home with homemade, nontoxic alternative cleaning products. BTPL offers take-home kits that provide instructions for cleaning products that you can make yourself!

Each kit not only includes “green clean” recipes, but also borax, essential oil and castile soap to help you get started on these green projects!

(Please follow the instructions below.)

General Household Cleaner

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon liquid soap (castile soap)
  • 1 teaspoon borax
  • Squeeze of lemon or 5 – 10 drops of antibacterial essential oil
  • 2 cups warm distilled water

Instructions
Add contents to a spray bottle. Spray cleaner on surfaces before wiping clean with cloth and warm water.

 

Alternative Oven Cleaner

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons liquid soap (castile soap)
  • 2 teaspoons borax
  • 2 cups warm distilled water

Instructions
Add contents to a spray bottle, spray cleaner on oven and wait 20 minutes. Wipe clean with cloth and warm water. For tough stains, scrub with very fine steel wool and baking soda.

 

Alternative Drain Cleaner

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup baking soda
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 2 quarts boiling water

Instructions
Pour baking soda down drain and then pour vinegar down drain. Cover drain and let the contents sit for 15 minutes. Follow with boiling water.

 

Sink, Tub and Tile Cleaner

Ingredients

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1/2 cup liquid castile soap
  • 5 to 10 drops of antibacterial essential oil, such as lavender, tea tree or rosemary (optional)

Instructions
Pour baking soda into a medium size bowl. Add soap – a little at a time – stir continuously, until your mixture resembles frosting. Mix in essential oil. Apply cleaner to surfaces and then, wipe clean with cloth and warm water.

 

References

Alternative Cleaning ProductsRetrieved from Water Resources Washtenaw County Michigan

Green clean : the environmentally sound guide to cleaning your home / Linda Mason Hunter & Mikki Halpin


Related Library Sources

Easy green living : the ultimate guide to simple, eco-friendly choices for you and your home / Renée Loux

Organic housekeeping : in which the Nontoxic Avenger shows you how to improve your health and that of your family while you save time, money, and, perhaps your sanity / Ellen Sandbeck

Green-up your cleanup / Jill Potvin Schoff

Clean Green: Tips and Recipes for a Naturally Clean, More Sustainable Home / Jen Chillingsworth