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Monday, April 21, 2014

Healthy, Green Cleaning Ideas

Tomorrow, April 22nd, is Earth Day. I will be celebrating Earth Day with over 500 pre-K-2nd grade students with the Oklahoma Association of Naturopathic Physicians (OKANP). We will be teaching these students healthy, green cleaning techniques.

I became interested in healthy, green cleaning techniques as a student in college when I read an article in a magazine. I learned that I could clean my room and apartment for a fraction of the price using simple household items such as baking soda, vinegar, water and salt. Vinegar and salt have excellent anti-microbial action.

I wash my mirrors and windows with equal parts of vinegar and water mixed in a spray bottle. The vinegar provides a streak-free clean to mirrors and windows. You can use old newsprint instead of paper towels.

I sprinkle salt in my sinks and use it as a mild abrasive for scrubbing. Then I shine up the faucets and drains with vinegar. Baking soda mixed with vinegar makes a great cleaner for toilets and drains.

What are some of your favorite, green cleaning techniques?

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