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Dallas-Fort Worth, NorthCentral Texas CleanKitchens: Alternatives to Chemicals
Information and Recipes for Cleaning Our Homes with
Sustainable Cleansers

Kitchen Alternatives

Dishes  
Dishwashing Appliances  
Drains
  
Garbage Disposal Freshener

Mildew Removers   Ovens  

Dishes–Use General Cleaners

Dishes#1

Mix together:

  • 1/2 tsp liquid soap (castile, peppermint)

  • 1/2 tsp borax

  • Squeeze of lemon

  • 1 pint warm water

Dishes #2

Mix together:

  • 1/4 cup baking soda

  • 1/2 cup borax

  • 1/2 cup vinegar

  • 1 gallon water

DishwashingAppliances

When we open thedoor of our dishwasher to add a spoon, think about the heated and toxic chlorinefacial we can’t avoid. And even the next day, the chlorine smell is prominentwhen we open the door of the dishwasher.

This chlorine is vented to the air in our homes as anormal part of using the appliance. This can be a major cause of respiratoryproblems. Chlorine is also volatile when heated.

DishwashingAppliance Detergents–I’m looking–hopefully coming soon

Drains

Drain cleanersare certainly some of the most hazardous products in our homes. They are used todissolve human hairs, skin cells, and other waste in drains. They will do thesame thing if splashed on us during use.

DrainCleaner #1

Firsttry a plumber’s snake and boiling water.

DrainCleaner #2

Pour1/2 cup borax down the drain

Followwith 2 cups boiling water down the drain.

Drain Cleaner #3

Pour1/4 c baking soda down the drain

Followby 1/2 cup vinegar.

Coverdrain and let sit for 15 minutes, then follow with 2 quarts of boiling waterdown the drain.

GarbageDisposal Freshener

Grindice and orange juice in the disposal.

OR

Grindlemon peels, orange peels, grapefruit peels—any citrus peeling will do a goodjob of freshening the disposal and the kitchen in general.

MildewRemover

Mildew #1

Dissolvetogether in warm water:

  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 1/2 cup borax

Applywith sponge or spray bottle.  

Mildew#2

Pour strong soapand salt on the spots and place in sunlight. Keep the spots moist, and repeat asoften as necessary.  

Oven

A Better Idea: Ovensuse an incredible amount of energy. A better plan is to quit using the ovenaltogether. Buy a solar oven, cook on top of the stove and/or use the microwave.Ovens make excellent storage for pans and an occasional warming device.

OvenCleaner #1

  • Mix together:
  • 1/4 cup baking soda
  • 2 T salt
  • Hot water as needed to make a paste.

Applyand allow paste sit for 5 minutes before washing off.

Caution:Keep off wires and /heating elements.

OvenCleaner #2

Mixtogether:

  • 2 T liquid soap (castile, peppermint)
  • 2 tsp borax
  • 1 quart warm water

Sprayon oven and wait 20 minutes, then clean.

OvenCleaner #3

Forvery tough stains, scrub with very fine steel wool and baking soda.

 

Note: Before using these green cleansers,try them in an unobtrusive place to make certain they do no damage.

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