green cleaning recipes

Homemade Gym Equipment Cleaner Spray

by Andrea Butje on August 31, 2015

Make a homemade gym equipment cleaner with essential oils! Part of your post-workout ritual probably includes wiping down the gym equipment or yoga mat you used. This is important even if you work out alone, but especially if you’re part of a community, like a gym or yoga studio. In that case, it’s kind of […]


How To Make a Homemade Bathroom Scrub

by Andrea Butje on August 17, 2015

A homemade bathroom scrub so safe you can mix it with your hands! I use this homemade bathroom scrub on my tub, shower walls, sinks, and anywhere that needs a good, deep scrub. It’s got an abrasive element (thanks to the baking soda) and stain-lifting power (thanks to the vinegar), and it’s so nourishing for […]


Do you have a go-to trick to remove sticky residue? I know that some people use cooking spray (which can contain ingredients that are not natural), rubbing alcohol, or kerosene (I can almost smell the fumes now!). Then there is the ever-popular “rub it a lot with your finger and hope the residue forms balls […]


I like to clean kitchen sponges naturally…and frequently! I’ve always been a little unsettled at the thought of all the bacteria in my kitchen sponge proliferating at rapid rates. I don’t want to wash my dishes with that! Sure, you can pop the sponge in the dishwasher or microwave, but what about between the times […]


The Benefits of Green Cleaning

by Andrea Butje on September 11, 2013

Every day, we’re exposed to toxins and chemicals in our environment. You can’t control what you’re exposed to outdoors and in public, but when it comes to your home, you can take major steps to eliminate environmental toxins. Why is green cleaning important? Your home is your nest and your sanctuary from the world. No […]