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Green Home Cleaning Solutions


Learn how to make safe and environmentally friendly cleaners for every part of your home.

Making your own cleaners at home is not only cost effective, but it ensures that you’re not exposing your family and the environment to harmful chemicals.  Learn how to make your own natural cleaning solutions with ingredients you already have in your pantry.

All-Purpose Cleaner

9 cups water

1 cup vinegar

Mix and pour into a spray bottle for easy application.  Make sure you test this cleaner on a small portion of whatever you’re cleaning to make sure it won’t damage your surfaces.  Avoid using this on marble or granite surfaces, as the acidic quality of the vinegar can eat away at the stone.

Glass Cleaner

2 cups water

½ cup white or cider vinegar

¼ cup rubbing alcohol

Optional: 1-2 drops essential oil of your choice

Mix and pour ingredients into a spray bottle.  Spray solution on a towel or cloth then apply to glass.  Avoid using this cleaner on windows on bright, sunny days as the solution will dry too quickly and leave streaks.

Heavy-Duty Scrub

½ a lemon

½ cup borax (found in the detergent aisle)

Dip the lemon into the borax and scrub area.  Rinse then wipe the area dry.  This cleaner is ideal for rust stains and porcelain and enamel, but should not be used on marble or granite.

Stain Remover

1 gallon hot water

1 cup powdered dishwasher detergent

1 cup liquid chlorine bleach

Mix and pour ingredients into a stainless steel, plastic, or enamel container.  Soak stained article for 15-20 minutes, or until you see the stain begin to lift.  Wash as normal.  This stain remover is ideal for badly stained or bleachable garments.


Try using these safe, affordable, and environmentally friendly cleaning solutions around your home.  If you want buying or selling your home to be just as easy as these cleaning solutions, contact the friendly professionals at Brighton Escrow in Hermosa Beach, California!