Ready to Go Green Inside the House

I’ve always been a recycler.  I was pretty much raised that way – we’d save our newspaper until the car nearly bottomed out taking them to the recycling center when I was a kid.  I’ve gone through and changed out all of our bulbs as they’ve died.  That even includes the bathroom vanity ones and well, that took a bit of getting used to.  I do my best to conserve around the house whenever and wherever I can.  And now, now I’m ready to switch up all of my household cleaning supplies.

So I ask, which line of eco-friendly cleaning products do you use?  Which particular products do you use – all purpose cleaner, toilet cleaner, dish soap, laundry soap, window cleaner, etc.?  Where do you purchase them?  Have you considered making your own cleaning products – gotta love vinegar and baking soda?

Did you change everything, or just wait and change up as things ran out?  I’m thinking of just taking what I have left down to the S.A.F.E. Center’s hazardous waste drop off here in town and starting completey fresh and safe.  I have to admit though, a part of me just cringes at the thought of just wasting my cleaning supplies like that.  Then the other part of me cringes even more when I think about how much of my bath & body stuff I’ll be tossing (and giving away to charity).

So spill.  Tell me all about what you use, why you use it and what you love about it.  Come to think about it, tell me what products that you’ve tried that maybe you didn’t like quite so much.

3 thoughts on “Ready to Go Green Inside the House

  1. Geggie

    Oh, girl…
    Depends on how far you want to go.  You really need to know what you’re reading in the labels.  The word “natural” means NOTHING.
    The new Clorox Green Works is actually REALLY clean.  99%  It tested “cleaner” than 7th Generation and Method.  Check this out
    BioKleen is another nice brand, as is Ecover.

    But, I just bough Borax, white vinegar, baking soda and castille soap and I’m going to try making everything from laundry detergent to toilet cleaner and everything in between.
    I’ll probably use some of these recipes.

  2. MissAttitude

    All I can say is the Eco-friendly dish detergent I bought (Palmolive Eco+) didn’t work.  I e-mailed the company and they have mailed me something in return.  It left a really bad film.  I’m not too quick to try anything again.  I hear the natural products you make are better.  But I’m not ready to give up my Body Shop/Bath & Body products yet;)

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