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Sunday, May 17, 2009

Green cleaning recipes!

We found an amazing array of green cleaning recipes on! Not only are they effective, but they are safe for your pup!

Here are a few of our favorites:

Antibacterial product:

1 cup water 25 drops pure essence lavender oil

Pour water into a spray bottle, add lavender oil and shake. Spray onto surfaces—no need to wipe. This spray is good for use on “high-touch” areas like doorknobs and phones when someone in the family is sick.

All-purpose cleaner:

White vinegar and baking soda

Combine when ready to use--makes a science-project like foam. With this combo you will constantly find new uses for cleaning with them. Here are some: stubborn stains (let sit, then rinse), stainless steel, water fountains, silver, brass, stained glass.

Carpet and upholstery cleaners:

Cornstarch or baking soda

Sprinkle several pounds of cornstarch or baking soda on a nine by twelve carpet or liberally on upholstery, let sit for an hour and vacuum. For freshly soiled spots, use soda water or make a paste with baking soda and vinegar or soda water and scrub dirty area. A water-only steam machine is also an effective method for removing stains and dirt from carpets and upholstery.

Toilet bowl cleaner:

White vinegar

Pour 2 cups of white vinegar in toilet bowl and let stand overnight

See all the recipes!


  1. This is great but I would like to remind people that while this is safe for dogs, the fact that there are essential oils (especially lavender) in the recipe that it is NOT safe for cats as they cannot metabolize it. Thank you!

  2. I recommend a Fur-Zoff to clean pet hair from fabrics arounf the house. Works great!

  3. Nice post, interesting and usefull tips.

    Always good to see this kind of tips, if you need Go Green tips you can visit

  4. Great tips. The lavender antibacterial spray is my favorite. Smells lovely!

  5. I use vinegar to treat foul odors in the house. It will instantly remove any odors and will make the area clean. I use it more often than synthetic cleaning products.


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