Tuesday, August 11, 2009

EcoProducts - Eco Friendly Cleaning Products

EcoProducts are not just about innovative products, it can be ideas as well that are eco friendly at the same time contribute to the environment. I did some research and decided to start a series of articles related to eco friendly cleaning products.

One advice, though eco friendly cleaning products are a good alternative to chemical cleaning products from stores, these organic cleaning agents may not work as quickly as the chemical products. Using eco friendly cleaning products may involve letting it soak longer etc. However, looking at the long term benefits, it is worth the extra efforts to use these EcoProducts. Of course for those of us who are busy working, there is also a wide selection of on the shelf Eco Friendly Cleaning Products that all of us can use and yet be environmentally responsible.

There are lots of our daily items that we see in our houses that can be very effective eco friendly cleaning products. For example items like vinegar, baking soda, and lemons have natural cleaning powers. In fact, these are easy and safe to use which are great cleaning agents and cost less.

Some interesting but very basic recipes on how you can make eco friendly cleaning products.

Baking soda
By adding around four tablespoons of baking soda to a quart of water, you can use this mixture as scrubbing cleaning agent. By adding lesser quantity of water, you can make a thick paste with the baking soda and let it sit on stubborn spots for deep cleaning.

Olive Oil
Polish for furniture can be organic too. You can combine three parts olive oil with one part vinegar or lemon juice. All you need to do is just use this mixture and wipe on with a soft cloth and your furniture will look polished.

Combining two tablespoons of cornstarch, a cup of white vinegar and a gallon of water will give you a good window cleaning agent. You can recycle your newspapers and use them to wash down the windows eliminating streaking.

White Vinegar
Just use a cup of white vinegar in a gallon of water, and you are all ready to clean your linoleum floors. For a more powerful cleaner, you can also add a quarter cup of baking soda.
Another use for this eco friendly cleaning product is to microwave a cup of white vinegar for a minute or two. This helps to loosen any cooked-on food and stubborn stains, helping to make the microwave easy to clean.

Common Salt which is a necessity in the kitchen is also one of the great eco friendly cleaning products. By sprinkling salt in an oven or the sink, it can help you deal with stains and spills. By adding on some baking soda and borax, the mixture is a great sink cleaner that won't scratch porcelain.

The above are just some examples of home made EcoProducts that anyone can just make by using the common things that can be found in our everyday lives. These useful and eco friendly cleaning products may become a common trend and used in our daily lives.

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