Thursday, January 5, 2012

Zero Waste All Purpose Cleaner

We tried making this cleaner as our first little ::hop:: into the world of homemade alternatives to disposables.  It was simple, inexpensive, 100% natural, and we owned 90% of the ingredients.  I was insistant on getting that exact squirt bottle from Ikea, even though it was plastic and we're trying to reduce plastics, whatever, it is adorable.  We went to Perelandra in Brooklyn Heights, which has an endless selection of scented oils.  Aaron is "the smeller," so he got to pick, and he picked grapefruit.

We went home and did our little science project, which took thirty seconds, and started using the cleaner with our microfiber cloths.  We were astonished at how well it worked.  It cut through stove grease like butter.

We've been using it for months now, and we're never going back.  We're done with antibacterial cleaner, and with marble cleaner, and with bathroom cleaner.  We're done with kitchen cleaner and window cleaner, and the other thirty three home cleaning products sold by Method.

bigger containers +  glass means less packaging, less pastic
and less waste

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