Non-toxic Cleaners

All Purpose Cleaner

Mix ingredients and store in a spray bottle.

Use for cleaning countertops, floors, walls, carpets and upholstery.

Scouring Cleansers

Also, non-chlorinated scouring powders are safe to use eg. Bon Ami

Glass Cleaner

Mix ingredients and store in a spray bottle.

Vinegar and water is far superior to commercial glass cleaners.


Mildew Removers

Applying heat to an area will kill mold and mildew.


Mix and store in spray bottle.

Use vinegar, lemon or a citrus-based cleaner.


Dr. Bronner’s liquid soap or Cal Suds is the best.

Toilet Bowls

Tub and Tiles

Upholstery Cleaner

Rub foam into upholstery with a cotton cloth then rinse with a clean sponge.

Spot Removers

Oven Cleaner

Spray on solution, wait for 20 minutes, then clean.

Alternately, make a thick paste with water and baking soda and scrub with a nylon scrubbing pad.

To remove spots, use very fine steel wool.

A wet cleaning pumice bar can be used to remove the toughest spots.


Use this treatment regularly to prevent clogged drains.

Also, pour boiling water down drains on a weekly basis to prevent grime buildup.

For clogged drains, use a plunger or snake.

Before using a plunger, be sure there is water standing over the drain.

Push and pull vigorously.


Ant Bait

Mix water and sugar, stir to dissolve sugar.

Mix borax into mixture and stir to dissolve.

Put in closed lid containers with holes poked in tops.