Green Cleaning

by Andrea Butje on April 29, 2013

Green Cleaning is better all around!Common household cleaners often contain harsh chemicals. 

The problem is that harsh chemicals, while they may clean our surfaces, also affect our bodies in negative ways. The chemicals can be absorbed by our skin, and inhaled–and they can actually enter our bloodstream this way.

Green cleaning refers to using products with environmentally friendly ingredients designed to support your health and take care of the environment. The “power of green” is strong enough to clean our homes, but also supports our immune system and overall health–not to mention, it’s better for the environment. 

The following blog posts are recipes for the green cleaning products I make and use daily.

Try them and let me know which ones are your favorites!

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Green Cleaning

My Personal Recipes for Natural Cleaning Products!

Green Cleaning | Anti-fungal Cleaning Spray - The Aromahead Blog

I like to make my own cleaning products. Natural cleaning products are simple to make, effective and I feel good using them. This Anti-fungal Spray is one that I use regularly. The recipe comes from my eBook, Essential Living: Aromatherapy Recipes for Health and Home.

Green Cleaning | Homemade Bathroom Grout Scrub Recipe - The Aromahead Blog

Common household cleaners often contain harsh chemicals. We make our own grout scrub that not only works but smells clean and delicious. Can cleaning bathroom showers be more enjoyable? Really? Bathroom Grout Scrub Ingredients 15 drops Sweet Orange essential oil ( Citrus sinensis) 15 drops Tea Tree essential oil ( Melaleuca alternifolia) 10 drops Peppermint essential oil ( Mentha x piperita) Directions In a 16 oz.

Green Cleaning | 3 Blends for a Yoga Mat Spray - The Aromahead Blog

Essential oil sprays are excellent for cleaning your yoga mat! They not only clean your mat-they support your health, and their wonderful aromas help you keep that "yoga calm" even longer. I made a short DIY video showing you how to make a very simple yoga mat cleaner with just water and essential oils.

Green Cleaning | Sponge Cleanser Video - The Aromahead Blog

I thought it would be fun to share a video I made on cleaning kitchen sponges. I show how to make a 2 oz spray that will help keep your sponges fresh and smelling great! I hope you enjoy it! If you would like email alerts when I upload a new video to YouTube, click subscribe on my YouTube channel.

Green Cleaning | Natural Cleaning Tips - The Aromahead Blog

Here are a few fun tips about cleaning from my new eBook, Essential Living eBook: Aromatherapy Recipes for Health and Home. Purchase this eBook now for $19.95! Just click this link and as soon as you pay you will receive a link in your email. Once click and the book is yours!

Green Cleaning | Cleaning With Hydrosols - The Aromahead Blog

I always have hydrosols around, and lately I have started cleaning with them. My two favorite to clean with are Lavender hydrosol and Peppermint hydrosol. I put them in a spray bottle and I clean the counter tops, stove top, bathroom sinks, windows...any surface I would be comfortable using water on.

Green Cleaning | Get Prepared for Spring Cleaning - The Aromahead Blog

Spring is starting to bloom, little by little. It's almost time to open the windows and clear away the clutter, grime and general feeling of the long winter. If you're like us, you'll be incorporate handmade products and essential oils into your spring cleaning efforts.

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bästa resmålet i sydostasien 2015 December 10, 2016 at 4:15 am

Ithink I need to check out your site more reguraley.
Great work!


Leah O August 9, 2014 at 6:58 am

Thank you for providing chemical free alternatives for cleaning. As an Independent Norwex Sales Consultant I am very interested in chemical free solutions in my home. If everyone chose just one chemical product to replace it would become a healthier environment for everyone.


Amanda December 4, 2013 at 10:38 am

I usually prefer using natural cleaners that are harmless. They clean efficient enough and are rather safe for my family and the environment.


cleaning products online August 24, 2013 at 6:54 am

I am always in support of eco-friendly cleaning. This is what i was searching for…Wow! Got so many recipes of green cleaning products..i will surely make them!


Agnes Lorincz June 27, 2013 at 3:09 pm

I totally agree with Amanda: “avoid chemicals at all costs”. We cannot know what they can or may do in our body and with our soul.


Shaye Martin June 26, 2013 at 5:28 pm

I use vinegar alot for multiple things when i am cleaning, and i don’t have to worry bout bad reactions to the smell like bleach, which can be over powering. Love this site, Thanks Andrea


Andrea Butje June 26, 2013 at 10:08 pm

About the vinegar-exactly, me too! And thanks for your sweet comment!


Alex Scolastici June 20, 2013 at 12:08 pm

Many thanks for this great list. With a crawling baby and two dogs around the house, it’s nice to know that no yucky chemicals will end up in hands, feet……or paws !


Rosemary Pope June 19, 2013 at 10:44 pm

I started using natural cleaning ingredients when cleaning my home. It’s cheaper and I don’t feel quilty any longer when cleaning my home.


amanda June 19, 2013 at 7:39 pm

Thank you fir this! I try to avoid chemicals at all costs!


Deborah June 19, 2013 at 5:47 pm

Yes, many company’s put good smelling (i.e.Ocean Scent etc.) fragrances in their products to rid of harsh chemical smell…be careful. I cleaned my kitchen with
one of these, thinking, well it smells good. I had a rash on my face for a week after using the product. Yuck.


Mark May 3, 2013 at 7:46 pm

Really don’t like using chemicals. Thank you so much for this list and for taking the time to put it up and share!


Femme Ménage May 3, 2013 at 4:55 am

I’m agree with you. Natural products are strong enough to clean our homes. I use vinegar at home. Thanks Andrea!


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