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I need some help with my natural cleaner kit!<br><br>
Here is what I have:<br><br><b>Baking Soda</b> - for toilets, and scrubbing counters/stove/shower<br><b>Vinegar</b>-toilet, mirrors, sinks.<br><b>all purpose/surface</b> made out of - vinegar, lavendar EO, a drop of castile soap<br><b><br>
What else do I need?</b><br><br>
I need something for wood!<br><br>
What would you use on floors (tile in whole house) I normally use vinegar, but I am hoping for some alternatives.<br><br>
Is there anything else?<br><br>
Help!<br><br>
Sheis coming tomorrow and I need to be ready for her!
 

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I use olive oil and lemon juice mixed equal parts for wood. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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For wood I use a cheap bottle of olive oil mixed with the juice from 1 lemon. This is more for polishing, making wood shine and smell nice. To clean grungy wood 3 parts olive oil to 1 part vinegar. I clean everything in my house with Dr. Bronners, olive oil, baking soda and vinegar and the occasional lemon. I've never had a "sticky" problem with lemonjuice used in conjunction with olive oil or vinegar.
 

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club soda for glass and stainless steel.<br>
Essential oils to mask the smell of vinegar. I found cedarwood to be strong enough, but it reminds me of hamster cages.
 

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Do you use the Dr Bronners that you shower with or is it a special one? I mixed up some TTO, rubbing alcohol,dr bronners for an all purpose cleaner but it makes my glass table cloudy? Any suggestions? I got this recipe online.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">For wood I use a cheap bottle of olive oil mixed with the juice from 1 lemon. This is more for polishing, making wood shine and smell nice. To clean grungy wood 3 parts olive oil to 1 part vinegar. I clean everything in my house with Dr. Bronners, olive oil, baking soda and vinegar and the occasional lemon. I've never had a "sticky" problem with lemonjuice used in conjunction with olive oil or vinegar.</div>
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I would imagine dr bronners would make it cloudy-cause its a soap.<br><br>
I am interested to hear the response.<br><br>
I use dr bronners in cleaners but not very much...and I do find it makes stuff "soapy."
 

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I just use a microfibre cloth and plain water for glass. Works fantastic. Although, if you've been cleaning with other stuff first, use some vinegar to get rid of any film.<br><br>
Vinegar is great on floors.<br><br>
I sometimes put some lemon oil in my all-purpose cleaner (vinegar and dish soap) so that it smells nice.<br><br>
I use baking soda to clean out my oven, too.<br><br>
Olive oil and lemon juice for wood (as other poster said).
 

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For Hardwood floors, I use water and apple cider vinegar.<br><br>
Glass cleaner I just use water and plain old vinegar with a few drops of lavender EO.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">isnt it easier and cheaper to clean this way!<br><br>
I'll NEVER go back to conventional cleaners.</div>
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Totally!
 
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