Eco-cleaning

Want to go green when you clean?

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Did you know, many easily accessible natural ingredients are effective cleaning agents and disinfectants? When used correctly, they can provide a cheaper, safer and environmentally friendly solution to your household cleaning needs.

  • Many store-bought cleaning products contain harsh chemicals that can be hazardous to your family and pets
  • They are typically packaged in disposable plastic containers, which end up in our waste stream
  • And they're expensive, especially when different products are offered for just about every area of your home

To get started you'll need just a few natural ingredients, many you'll probably already have in the pantry:

  • Bicarb Soda - cleans, deodorises, softens water and is a good scouring powder
  • White vinegar - cuts grease, and is a deodoriser and mild disinfectant
  • Pure soap - is a general purpose cleaner that biodegrades completely
  • Lemon juice - is a mild bleach, a deodorant, and a cleaning agent
  • Washing soda - cuts grease and removes stains

Download the Easy Green Cleaning guide(PDF, 947KB) for more information and "recipes" to create your own green-cleaning products.