EVERYDAY GREEN CLEANERS

 
Combine equal parts water and apple cider vinegar and 2-3 drops of essential oils in a spray bottle for an effective household cleaner. Source

HGTV, "10 Uses for Apple Cider Vinegar"

Create your own ginger-citrus vinegar cleaner by infusing white distilled vinegar with fruit peels for 2-3 weeks. Source

Adventures in Wunderland

Create your own scented vinegar cleaner by soaking orange rinds or other items in vinegar for a day. Source

Eat Drink Better

Make your own earth-friendly air freshener. Add a 1/2 teaspoon vinegar to a 4-ounce spray bottle, then fill with distilled water and a few drops of your favorite essential oil. Source

Better Homes and Gardens, "Clean Your House for Less Than $5"

Make your own earth-friendly all-purpose cleaner. Mix 1 cup vinegar, 2 teaspoons borax, 4 cups hot water, 5 drops liquid dish soap, 10 drops tea tree oil, and 10 drops your favorite essential oil (optional). Source

Better Homes and Gardens, "Clean Your House for Less Than $5"

Make your own earth-friendly surface solution. Use a 50-50 vinegar-water mix to wipe down telephones, doorknobs, faucet handles, and more when cold/flu season hits. Source

Better Homes and Gardens, "Clean Your House for Less Than $5"

Make your own earth-friendly window cleaner. Mix 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol and 1/3 cup vinegar in a 32 oz spray bottle, then fill with water. Lightly spritz on a lint free cloth and wipe down mirrors and glass. Source

Better Homes and Gardens, "Clean Your House for Less Than $5"

Make your own hand gel by combining apple cider vinegar with aloe vera gel at a 2-to-1 ratio. Pour in a spray bottle and use to your heart’s content. Source

Eat Drink Better

Orange oil is a great all-purpose cleaner that is also aromatic. To make your own basic orange oil cleaner, dump orange peels into plastic buckets. Add only enough distilled vinegar to cover the tops of the peels and keep the buckets in a cool dark place for 2 weeks, stirring occasionally. Strain the solution, and keep it in concentrated form to dilute in spray bottles. Source

Mother Nature Network, " How to clean your entire kitchen using pantry ingredients"