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Green Cleaners
Green Cleaners
We can reduce the amount of toxic chemicals in our household, and save money, by making our own green cleaners out of simple ingredients. Baking soda, vinegar, and lemon are a few of the simple ingredients needed to make your own household cleaners.

All-purpose cleaners:

Option 1
  • 4 tablespoons baking soda
  • 1 quart warm water
Dissolve baking soda in water. Apply with sponge. Wipe clean.

Option 2
  • 1 teaspoon plant oil-based liquid soap
  • 1 quart warm water
  • A squeeze of lemon
Combine ingredients in small bucket. Apply with sponge. Wipe clean.

Option 3
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons borax
  • 3 1/2 cups hot water
  • 1/4 cup liquid dish soap
In a 32-ounce spray bottle, mix vinegar, borax and water. Add soap last.

Visit Dakota County's website for more recipes and more information.