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Green Cleaners

Total Time Needed: 30 Minutes or less

Unlike harsh chemical products, these homemade cleaners are easy on little hands and lungs, household surfaces, and the environment. The scrub works great on sinks and pans (just dampen the surfaces first); the squirt cleaner, on counters and tile.


  • Baking soda
  • Lavender or eucalyptus essential oil
  • Water
  • Recycled container with twist-on cap
  • Recycled dish detergent bottle


  1. For the scrub: Stir 6 to 7 drops of lavender or eucalyptus essential oil into 3/4 cup of baking soda. Transfer the mixture to a recycled container with a twist-on cap (for easy dispensing, use a nail to poke a few holes in the cap beforehand).
  2. For the squirt cleaner: Dissolve 2 tablespoons of baking soda in 2 cups of water, then stir in 4 drops of essential oil. Pour the mixture into a recycled dish detergent bottle. To use it, shake the bottle and then squirt small amounts on a dampened sponge.