3 Homemade Toxin-Free Spring Cleaners

To celebrate Earth Day, we compiled a list of toxin-free household cleaners you can make at home. Swap your store-bought dish soap, household scrub and multipurpose cleaner for these clean, homemade alternatives.
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Also see 7 Steps to a Green Kitchen. 

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1. Citrus Bath & Kitchen Scrub

This household scrub has two ingredients – baking soda and lemons. It doesn’t get much cleaner than that. After combing the ingredients, let the mixture sit for 10 minutes before you get to work. Use it to scrub your bathtub, kitchen tiles or the inside of your refrigerator.

Get the recipe here.

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2. Grapefruit & Lemon Dish Soap

Brand name dish soaps tend to dry out your hands, and also contain phosphate, an inorganic chemical that’s bad for the environment. This citrus dish soap is phosphate-free, and is made with grapefruit essential oil – an ingredient that will replenish your skin while you clean up from dinner.

Get the recipe here.

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3. Lemon-Scented Multipurpose Cleaner

The secret ingredient in this multipurpose cleaner is witch hazel – a product made from the witch hazel shrub that acts as a natural disinfectant. For a different scent, swap the essential lemon oil for lavender, orange or peppermint oil.

Get the recipe here.

Also see How to Make Silky-Smooth Homemade Body Butter