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Green cleaning solutions you can make at home

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Brainerd Dispatch
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Brainerd MN 506 James St. / PO Box 974 56401

There are products free of toxic chemicals likely sitting in your home right now.

These can be used for a variety of uses and include baking soda, Bon Ami cleanser, borax, cornstarch, lemon juice, liquid dish soap, vegetable or olive oil, salt, washing soda and white vinegar.

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Want to make your own cleaner?

Below are some sample recipes:

All-purpose cleaner

  • ¼ cup white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoon borax
  • 3½ cups hot water
  • 20 drops of lemon or lavender essential oil
  • ¼ cup liquid dish soap

Mix the ingredients in a 32-ounce spray bottle, adding the soap last.

Furniture polish

  • ½ teaspoon olive oil
  • ¼ cup vinegar or lemon juice

Mix into a glass jar and dab soft rag into solution and wipe on wood surface.

Source: Minnesota Office of Environmental Assistance Clearinghouse and the Western Lake Superior Sanitary District.

For more recipes, go to wlssd.com/pdf/Nontoxic_cleaning_recipes.pdf

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