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Review: Oxygen Bleach (Tropical Traditions) DIY ideas -Cleaning -Laundry -Kitchen – Bathroom

Welcome to my review of this amazing product from Tropical Tropical Traditions Oxygen BleachTraditions / Household Traditions.

Oxygen Bleach
Destainer & Deodorizer

Another great product from Tropical Traditions that fits right in with my natural green cleaning & DIY life, I love it! Compare to Oxy-Clean (or in my opinion even better than any Oxygen products I have tried)

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Tropical Traditions Oxygen Bleach is a safe and effective alternative to chlorine based products and it can be used in many applications in and around the home. It is based on sodium percarbonate which uses oxygen for destaining and deodorizing. Oxygen Bleach is safe to use at all temperatures, on most washable fabrics, and all colors, in hard or soft water, and is compatible with other household cleaners. Also, it produces no harmful by-products which negatively affect the environment. Unlike chlorine bleach, which can merely cover up a stain, Tropical Traditions Oxygen Bleach attacks and breaks down organic stains to totally remove them from the garment.


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Review.

As my fans you know I love Tropical Traditions & all their great products, my favorite of course is the Gold Label Virgin Coconut oil but I have become a big fan of so many of their other products as well. I am totally loving their Household Traditions products so far & this Oxygen bleach is just as oxygen bleach 5awesome as it sounds. I have used Oxyclean &  other Oxygen powder cleaners in the past & I am also very fond of using just regular peroxide in cleaning, kitchen, laundry etc. But I must say I loved this product more than I ever did Oxyclean, I gave up Oxyclean probably 10 years ago in favor of more green products like peroxide. But with Tropical Traditions Oxygen bleach there are only 2 ingredients Sodium percarbonate & soda ash.

Sodium percarbonate: It is very neat stuff.  It is a powder that releases hydrogen peroxide, and it is very concentrated. To be complete, sodium percarbonate releases hydrogen peroxide and soda ash.  As we know, hydrogen peroxide breaks down into oxygen and water.  As you may expect, then, sodium percarbonate breaks down into oxygen, water, and soda ash. Sodium percarbonate is generally considered environmentally friendly. However, don’t get it confused with Sodium Perborate – which is made from borate, is NOT good to get on plants, and is considered somewhat harmful to the environment.

Soda Ash: Many sodium percarbonate products also contain sodium carbonate.  Sodium carbonate is soda ash. Sodium percarbonate is hydrogen peroxide and soda ash. So, sodium carbonate is kind of “more of the same”. (info here).

oxygen bleach 3Now back to the Tropical Traditions Oxygen bleach, every way I used it I fell in love with, as a matter of fact for the first time while reviewing a product I ordered more (because it was on sale #1 & #2 I want to explore more uses). Yes I have reordered other products I have reviewed but usually after I was out or later in the year etc. And of course by far my favorite uses were including the Oxygen Bleach in my DIY recipes. So I will now share them with you.

DIY ideas using Oxygen Bleach:

Laundry soap Powdered:
1 bar of grated or shaved natural or homemade soap.
1 cup of Tropical Traditions Oxygen Bleach
2 cups of Borax
1 cup baking soda
2 cups Washing soda
Optional: 1 tsp. of eucalyptus essential oil & 1 tsp. of lemon essential oil (or essential oils of choice)
Mix together breaking up any clumps, store in airtight container, use 1 to 2 tbsp. per load of laundry. also great made into a paste with water to pretreat spots. (if you do not want to oxygen bleach 4add the bar soap leave it out & use 2 to 5 tbsp. per load).

Laundry soap liquid:
1 cup of Tropical Traditions Oxygen Bleach
1 cup of Borax
1 cup of Washing Soda
1 cup of Epsom salt (optional for softening)
1 cup of Tropical Traditions / Household Traditions Dish Liquid
Dissolve the Oxygen bleach, borax, Epsom salt & washing soda in 5 or so cups of warm water, then mix with dish liquid in gallon jug  fill rest of the jug with water. You might need to shake to mix before each use.  use 1/2 cup to 1 cup per load.

Laundry booster:
Equal parts Borax, Washing soda, Tropical traditions Oxygen Bleach. Optional add an equal part Tropical Traditions powdered laundry detergent & Tropical Traditions powdered dishwasher detergent mix together & store in airtight container, use as normal. Option to add Epsom salt.

Laundry Spray spot pre treat:
3 parts warm water to 1 part lemon juice, 1 part Tropical Traditions Oxygen bleach. Mix in bowl of warm water, once dissolved & cooled add to spray bottle.
what I do for most stains is just spray them as I see them, I let sit 20 minutes to over night, then wash as normal. So far I have never had this fade any clothing, but if you are worried oxygen bleach 2do a spot check. Optional: add 1 part Borax. This can be used as a kitchen & bathroom spray cleaner as well.

Laundry Paste spot treat:
Mix equal parts Tropical Traditions Oxygen bleach, Tropical Traditions powdered laundry Detergent & baking soda, with water & a couple of drops of Tropical Traditions Dish Liquid. Apply to stain & let sit or use a toothbrush to scrub it in. Then just wash as normal. Also makes a great grout, tub & tile cleaner.

Laundry Pre soak: Add hot water to washer, 1 scoop of Tropical Traditions Oxygen bleach, 1 cup of lemon juice, add clothes & soak. Options to add, Borax, Washing Soda, Baking soda, Tropical Traditions powdered laundry

Dishwasher Powder:
1 cup Tropical Traditions Oxygen Bleach
1 cup Borax (optional)
1 cup Epsom salt
I cup washing soda or baking soda
1 cup Tropical Traditions Powdered Dishwasher detergent
Use 1 or 2 tbsp. per wash load (your dishwasher might need more or less) For rinse aid use lemon juice, white vinegar or orange drink mix.

Multi purpose spray cleaner:
Mix 1/4 cup of Tropical Traditions Oxygen Bleach in a couple of cups of warm/hot water until dissolved. Add to spray bottle with (optional) 1/4 cup of Lemon juice & essential oils of choice.

Tub, Tile, grout , toilet cleaner:
Make a paste with Tropical Traditions Oxygen bleach & baking soda, mix with water to make a paste, apply, let sit a few minutes & scrub. Options to add: Lemon & Eucalyptus essential oils, Borax, Tropical Traditions Dish Liquid.

Other uses I tried & loved.

To clean wood floors, laminate floors, wooden deck, toilets, counter stains, mold. in laundry, Oxygen Bleachin kitchen sink for hand washing dishes, to scrub white appliances, for general mopping on & on.

Disclaimer: Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.

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Uses and Instructions

Laundry

  • In the laundry Oxygen Bleach is used to destain, deodorize, and whiten. It is very effective as a laundry presoak for heavily stained articles. For light soils add 1 ounce of Oxygen Bleach with your laundry detergent per load. For moderate soils use 2 ounces and for heavily soiled articles use 4 ounces.
  • To whiten and deodorize diapers add 4-6 ounces of Oxygen Bleach into the soak cycle. Soak in hot water for at least 30 minutes, or overnight, then complete wash cycle.
  • For whitening old linens and yellowed window shears, deodorizing and cleaning tennis shoes, or to get rid of yellow armpit stains on shirts: soak in 2 ounces of Oxygen Bleach per gallon of water for at least one hour, or overnight, then rinse.
  • Note: Oxygen Bleach is not suitable for use with silk or wool.

Kitchen

  • For stained plastic ware, dishes, dish rags and dish towels add 1-2 ounces of Oxygen Bleach to the container to be cleaned or to the dishwater and soak for at least 15 minutes.
  • To keep your drains and disposals clear and smelling fresh add 1 ounce of Oxygen Bleach in 8 ounces of hot water and allow solution to sit in drain overnight.

Bathroom

  • For septic systems add 4 ounces of Oxygen Bleach to toilet and flush into the septic system twice a week.
  • For toilets add 3 ounces of Oxygen Bleach, wait 15 minutes then scrub.
  • For shower curtains soak in one ounce of Oxygen Bleach per gallon of hot water; for mildew stains soak overnight.
  • For bathtub and shower use make a paste of Oxygen Bleach with hot water, scrub with a cloth or sponge, wait 15 minutes then rinse or use.

Yard

  • For deodorizing garbage cans add 1/2 ounce of Oxygen Bleach per gallon of water and let soak.
  • For lawn furniture add 2 ounces of Oxygen Bleach to hot water, scrub, wait 15 minutes, then rinse.
  • For all weather carpeting add 4 ounces of Oxygen Bleach to a gallon of warm water scrub with a stiff broom, wait 20 minutes then rinse.

Household

  • To destain and deodorize carpets add one ounce of Oxygen Bleach per gallon of carpet shampoo prior to cleaning.
  • To remove mold and mildew from carpeting add 2-4 ounces of Oxygen Bleach per gallon of hot water, apply generously to stain, wait 10 minutes, then vacuum with extractor.
  • For acoustic tiles add 6 ounces of Oxygen Bleach per gallon of hot water, spray on tiles, wait 15 minutes then rinse.
  • For mops add 3 ounces of Oxygen Bleach to a gallon of hot water, soak overnight then rinse.
  • For mildew removal or to clean baseboards or basement floors after water damage from flooding add 4 ounces of Oxygen Bleach to a gallon of hot water, scrub surface, wait 30 minutes then rinse. Oxygen Bleach is safe for use in a closed environment.
  • To clean and deodorize cat litter boxes soak them in 3 ounces of Oxygen Bleach per gallon of water for 20 minutes then rinse.
  • For urine, feces, or vomit stains on carpets or upholstery, add one teaspoon of Oxygen Bleach to 8 ounces of water, wipe onto stain, wait 10 minutes then rinse.
  • Note: Oxygen Bleach is not suitable for use with silk or wool.

Camping

  • To clean and deodorize coolers add 2 ounces of Oxygen Bleach per gallon of hot water, soak for 20 minutes, then rinse.
  • For boat sails, cushions, ropes, camping gear, tents, tarps, etc. add 4 of Oxygen Bleach ounces per gallon of hot water soak for 30 minutes then rinse.

Wood Decks

  • Oxygen Bleach is excellent for cleaning and restoring wood decks. It removes organic stains from leaf stains to BBQ grease, removes mold and mildew as well as sun faded and discolored wood layers. Makes your deck look almost new!!! It doesn’t harm your plants, grass, or landscaping in any way!
  • To clean your deck first remove any loose soils or other matter. Dissolve 6 ounces of Oxygen Bleach Destainer and Deodorizer in a gallon of hot water (generally takes about 5 minutes). Apply to wet deck.
  • For railings a hand pump sprayer does a really excellent job. Wait 10-15 minutes. Scrub with a stiff broom or brush, then rinse.

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DIY ideas, Peroxide to the rescue, cleaning, beauty & more

How does Peroxide fit into my DIY life? Very well!

Yes you guessed it Peroxide is on my top 10 list for all around uses, & for DIY cleaning, it rates up there with Vinegar, Baking soda, Lemon juice & Borax as very versatile, cheap & effective.
But not for just cleaning, it is also great for your hair, scalp, body, underarms etc.
And Food Grade peroxide is great for health &  beauty also.
Are you ready?

OK it is Peroxide time!

peroxide cleanerUsing strait peroxide to clean your kitchen or bathroom with & as glass & chrome cleaner & even a laundry spot pre-treater couldn’t be easier, just put a sprayer top on a 32 oz bottle of peroxide & you are ready to go. This method works best because peroxide needs to stay out of sunlight, so if you must add peroxide to another spray bottle make sure it is sitting in a dark cupboard when not in use.

Simply add the spray top, spray & wipe as you would with any spray cleaner. it is as simple as that. Peroxide is a natural antiseptic and disinfectant that is awesome for cleaning, deodorizing & freshening. In fact, it is a safer effective natural substitute to using chemical/Toxic chlorine bleach. & when combined with the amazing cleaning & disinfecting power of vinegar you know it is not only safe for little hands but it works. (see below for info on using vinegar & peroxide in 2 separate spray bottles) The disinfecting power of natural products like peroxide, vinegar, baking soda, Borax, colloidal silver & essential oils are not at all like commercial cleaners that not only leave toxic residue behind, but commercial cleaner kill the good and the bad germs & bacteria thus weakening your immune system  So with these natural DIY products you can have a natural safe home, it is a win, win!

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How Hydrogen Peroxide Kills Bacteria
Hydrogen peroxide is always in a dark-brown bottle as light decreases its  potency. Paeroxide 3

Hydrogen peroxide is a mildly acidic disinfectant that has many uses beyond the  medicine cabinet. It is an effective household cleaner.

Store bought or food grade peroxide?

  • Regular Hydrogen Peroxide from the store: Do not use the normal brown bottles of 3% peroxide from the store for health, [This peroxide contains known chemicals do not ingest!] 3% Hydrogen Peroxide (Drug/Grocery Store Variety) Is great used as antimicrobial agent for treating wounds and as a sanitizing agent in cleaning, & laundry etc. It is made from 50% Super D Peroxide, Diluted.  Contains stabilizers – phenol, acetanilide, sodium stanate, tetrasodium phosphate among them.
    [This peroxide contains known chemicals do not ingest!]
  • Info: Food grade hydrogen peroxide is a specially purified form of H2O2 that is  completely safe to consume. Regular, drugstore varieties are not dangerous to  consume internally, although they do contain higher percentages of contaminants  and are meant to apply to external wounds or infections. Hydrogen peroxide is a  powerful antimicrobial, especially for bacteria, and can oxidize a variety of  unwanted substances. The many health benefits to using hydrogen peroxide include  some of which are well known and others that are controversial.
  • Food Grade Peroxide: A natural and inexpensive way of helping the body receive the oxygen it needs to get healthy and stay healthy. Food grade H2O2 has been used for more than a century all over the world as a defense against micro-organisms that invade our immune system. The human body is very strong and the immune system is built to fight off harmful bacteria and diseases, but over time as bad bacteria and micro-organisms build up inside our body, and it loses the ability to fight off diseases and ends up becoming extremely ill. Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) has one atom of oxygen more than water. It’s that simple.

Cleaning power
Peroxide is great used alone to clean all over the house, toilets, tubs, mirrors, sinks, chrome, stainless steel, counters floors, tiles grout, laundry, stove on & onperoxide2
For those times when you need a stronger cleaner like for counters & cutting boards after preparing raw meats like chicken or pork, the below system works better than bleach & better than just vinegar or just peroxide.

Super Disinfectant sprays
(2 bottles create one system of disinfecting)
1 spray bottle of straight white vinegar
1 spray bottle of straight 3% peroxide
Here is a simple trick, just add the spray top off your spray bottles, 1 to a 32oz bottle of Cleanerwhite vinegar & one to a 32oz brown bottle of peroxide, if you decide to add the peroxide to a normal spray bottle keep it in the dark when not in use. It doesn’t matter which you use 1st, spray with the vinegar then spray the peroxide, or spray the peroxide then spray the vinegar. You gotta love they are effective but also non toxic to you & your family. I love using this method for cleaning up raw meat mess like chicken, for cutting boards etc, all surfaces (not vinegar on granite or stone). The pairing the two mists kills virtually all Salmonella,or E. coli bacteria even on heavily contaminated food surfaces when used as described, More effective than bleach.

peroxide3For Hair:
Peroxide can be used in your no poo routine in your shampoo or conditioner combo, I have dark hair & it does not mess with my color unless I leave it in like an hour. It is great for the scalp & it also is very good at killing lice. (I have a teen daughter that is brunette & she loves to use peroxide in her hair in no poo & it never fades her hair, just makes it soft)
How to:
Simply add a cap of peroxide to the water with your baking soda to wash your hair, or you can even use alone or with borax in the water. Do the same way for conditioner.

For skin, teeth, underarms:
Peroxide can be great in your DIY beauty routine, I mix enough with baking soda to form a paste, & use to wash/exfoliate your face & skin (or underarms if you have darkened underarms), use this paste to brush your teeth, you could add a drop or two of clove &/or peppermint essential oils for teeth cleaning, makes a great deodorant paste, again you can add essential oils like Lavender if you want.
How to:
Make it ahead & store in air tight containers or make as needed. this also makes a great soft scrub substitute, make the paste as thick or as thin as you want it.

Laundry:peroxide2
Peroxide is great in laundry as a spot remover, a pre-treater, a bleach alternative, whitener, brightener laundry booster & a fabric softener. For more info on using peroxide in laundry go here

Pet accidents: A paste made with peroxide, baking soda & eucalyptus essential oil can get out set in urine & poop smells & stains, applying peroxide then vinegar to accidents can stop strong smells.

Room deodorizing sanitizing spray: 1 part pure water & 1 part peroxide, add to spray bottle a mist in rooms, options to add essential oils of choice.

Carpet stain remover, & flea killer Make a thick crumble like paste of  peroxide & baking soda work into carpet & furniture with broom, allow to dry & vacuum up. (more info & ideas here & here (my pre teen loves to make this mixture for her room because she says it leaves it smelling fresh)

Houseplants, Roses, Garden:
Peroxide is great for plants & roots, a mixing chart here, I have more info on natural gardening on Pinterest here.

Safe peroxide instead of bleach to purify water in everyday life or in a disaster:
(more info here & here)

How To Understand Why Bleach Is Bad here, Bleach is dangerous. It is as simple as that.
Info: Mixing 35% food grade hydrogen peroxide to get 3% hydrogen peroxide (Chart

Taking Food Grade Peroxide:
We take food grade peroxide for health daily, I have lung issues & it really helps me breath food grade peroxidebetter. Oh & there is bad info going around the internet that says to mix colloidal silver & peroxide for better results, but never mix them, essentially mixing colloidal silver and hydrogen peroxide are a caustic combination – caustic meaning corrosive, capable of burning, corroding, dissolving, or eating away by chemical action (article here).  I do take both daily but never close together & never together, not even in the nebulizer. of course peroxide should be taken one hour away from all food or drinks besides water anyhow when taking doses for health. but I recommend as always you research this for yourself & decide for yourself. (links below to help you get started researching)

Food grade Hydrogen Peroxide is a natural and inexpensive way of helping the body receive the oxygen it needs to get healthy and stay healthy. Hydrogen peroxide is a popular and effective natural therapy. Hydrogen peroxide feeds good bacteria and kills bad bacteria

The Many Benefits of Hydrogen Peroxide (Only use Food grade peroxide for health) article here
I also use food grade peroxide in the nebulizer when allergies, breathing issues or sickness hits (also to prevent) info here
My Photo album with info on food grade peroxide here
My Pinterest board on Peroxide here
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Uses for brown bottles of peroxide:
Teeth Whitening
Brushing teeth
Mouthwash
deodorant
dark spot remover on skin
scraps
cuts
skin issues
Toenail fungus
corns
cleaning
sanitizing
deodorizing
remove Human & Pet pee smell
stain remover
De-skunk your pets (or you)
laundry brightener/ whitener
fabric softener
hair lightened
hair conditioner
dandruff
hair wash
kill lice
HE washer cleaning cycle
grout cleaner
window/glass cleaner
Tile
brass, stainless steel & other metals cleaner
plant fertilizer, spray fungicide &  insecticide
emergency water purifier
on & on

Uses for Food grade peroxide: 
Same as all the above when diluted to 3% plus more

Purify everyday drinking water like tap water
Treat & prevent cancer
Candida
to fight colds, flues & allergies
build immune system
Detoxing bath
Stomach bug
Wash fruits & veges
Spray on foods to keep fresh longer
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#3 A DIY Kitchen: How to be Green & Healthy

DIY all things Kitchen cleaning.

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As you can see below, I again use pretty much the same items for my Kitchen cleaning as I do in my other DIY green cleaning around the house.

Some of the things you need for DIY kitchen are:

Make sure to check out my series of articles: How to be Green & Healthy: Room by room, I will be adding articles on how to clean each room in your house, DIY, natural & frugal. Blog series of articles on: How to be Green & Healthy: Room by room.

All things DIY for the whole house, Green cleaning, subjects being added: laundry, bathroom, kitchen, living room, dining room, bedrooms, kids bedrooms, nursery, office, floors, walls, ceilings, vehicles, & Pest control.

A DIY Kitchen: How to Green & Healthy, but is DIY as effective, kill germs & bacteria like e-coli & salmonella like commercial kitchen cleaning  products?
Yes, & in many areas they are better because they leave the needed good bacteria behind but do not leave immune compromising toxic residue behind. Check out the first 2 articles in this series (linked to above) for more info on how and why they are effective.
Part of the truth of how well they work is how rarely we get sick, the same is true of others I have talked to who have switched to DIY cleaning.

Some info on the cleaning power of Borax for cleaning:
Borax is used as a natural laundry booster, multipurpose cleaner, fungicide, preservative, insecticide, herbicide, disinfectant, dessicant. (Banish Black Mold, Naturally). Borax is odorless, whitish (can have various color impurities), and alkaline. It is not flammable and is not reactive. It can be mixed with most other cleaning agents, (including chlorine bleach). Borax cleans & bleaches by converting some water molecules to hydrogen peroxide. This reaction is better in hotter water. The pH of borax is about 9.5, so it produces a basic solution in water, thereby increasing the effectiveness of bleach and other cleaners. In other chemical reactions, borax acts as a buffer, maintaining a stable pH needed to maintain cleansing chemical reactions. The boron, salt, and/or oxygen of boron inhibit the metabolic processes of many organisms. This characteristic allows borax to disinfect. Borates bonds with other particles to keep ingredients dispersed evenly in a mixture, which maximizes the surface area of active particles to enhance cleaning power.

Others:
The Power of Vinegar, Baking soda & Borax is cleaning & sanitizing are amazing, green & safe. Other ingredients that also effectively kill germs, viruses & bacteria are colloidal silver, essential oils, salt, lemon juice & rubbing alcohol. So when using safe DIY products you are not at all loosing effectiveness & possibly are getting a cleaner home free of chemicals. So going DIY can be healthier: Commercial & Natural vs DIY cleaners & your immune system

More info:
Ramblings & a Natural multi-purpose DIY Cleaner & Ramblings.. My favorite DIY cleaners

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Now onto how to make all things DIY kitchen

To keep any mixtures you make ahead fresh longer & to add sanitizing power add colloidal silver. Any of the white vinegar can be replaced with Citrus Vinegar

A few basic cleaners that can be used around the kitchen (& house)

DIYBasic spray cleaner
Straight white vinegar
Options to add: 1/2 lemon juice, eucalyptus essential oil, essential oil of choice, 1 tbsp Borax, 1/2 cup of rubbing alcohol.
Do not use on Granite or stone, otherwise great for every surface even chrome, a great sanitizer. Straight 5 percent solution of vinegar kills 99 percent of bacteria, 82 percent of mold, and 80 percent of germs (viruses).

Super Disinfectant sprays
(2 bottles create one system of disinfecting)
1 spray bottle of straight white vinegar
1 spray bottle of straight 3% peroxide
Here is a simple trick, just add the spray top off your spray bottles, 1 to a 32oz bottle of white vinegar & one to a 32oz brown bottle of peroxide, if you decide to add the peroxide to a normal spray bottle keep it in the dark when not in use. It doesn’t matter which you use 1st, spray with the vinegar then spray the peroxide, or spray the peroxide then spray the vinegar. You won’t get any lingering taste of vinegar or peroxide, and neither is toxic to you if a small amount remains on the produce. Great for cleaning up raw meat juices like chicken, for cutting boards etc, all surfaces (not vinegar on granite or stone). Pairing the two mists killed virtually all Salmonella, Shigella, or E. coli bacteria on heavily contaminated food and surfaces when used in this fashion, making this spray combination more effective at killing these potentially lethal bacteria than chlorine bleach or any commercially available kitchen cleaner. The best results came from using one mist right after the other it is 10 times more effective than using either spray by itself and more effective than mixing the vinegar and peroxide in one sprayer. Simply spray one then the other wipe & rinse if needed, then mist one then the other & allow to air dry.

Multi purpose Spray cleaner safe for Granite & Stone
Straight 3% peroxide
Always double-check your granite or stone wont be harmed by the peroxide, spot check if in doubt. great for all surfaces even chrome. keep in original brown bottle with spray top or keep in dark when not in use.

Multi Purpose spray cleaner
1 part 3% peroxide
1 part lemon juice
1 part filtered water
Store in dark cupboard when not in use.

Kitchen soft scrub:
1 cup baking soda
1 tbsp cream of tartar
enough water to make a thick paste
3 drops lemon essential oil
3 drops eucalyptus essential oil
Mix & store any extra in seal tight container, use on stop, counters, appliances, stainless etc
Options to add: salt, liquid soap

Oven cleaner: Either make a paste of baking soda & water, baking soda & white vinegar or spray the oven with one of the above sprays then sprinkle baking soda over & allow to fizzle & sit.
Options to add: salt, natural liquid soap  (or Dawn), lemon juice.
After it has sat long enough you a scrub brush, wash cloth or sponge to clean it out, use fresh water if needed, after done use spray cleaner to spray & wipe out.

Stove top, burners, burner trays: Soak burners & trays in warm soapy water adding vinegar & baking soda to fizz off burn on food, use toothbrush or steel wool to scrub. then rinse. Spray stove top with one of the above cleaners, allow to sit then add a little baking soda or baking soda & salt to any stuck on food & scrub.

Stained counters: make a paste of baking soda & 3% peroxide, let sit for awhile, scrub & wipe off, you can also add lemon juice, salt or natural liquid soap to the paste.

Stainless steel cleaner #1 for sinks, faucets & appliances:
Put some coconut oil or olive oil on a dry wash cloth or clean sponge, in circular motions rub all over stainless steel appliances.on another washcloth add warmed white vinegar polish/buff with the grain until stainless steel is shiny.

Stainless steel cleaner #2 for sinks, faucets & appliances:

Make a paste with baking soda & water, or baking soda, lemon juice & peroxide. use a wash cloth rub paste onto stainless steel, clean well wipe off with clean dry washcloth, buffing into grain. use a washcloth with warm vinegar and polish/buff more if needed.

To clean inside fridge: use spray cleaner of choice from above, use baking soda in a paste as needed, have a bucket of warm vinegar water, use a sponge & clean.

Hand washing dish soap #1 (large amount)
1  gallon container with seal lid
1 bar of Zote soap
3 cups of washing soda (go here for DIY washing soda)
3 cups Borax
Water
Grate the zote & add to a pot with water over medium heat & stir until melted.fill the container half way with hot water, add the washing soda & Borax,stir until dissolved. now add the melted zote water & mix well. Fill the bucket to the top with HOT water, mix, cover & let sit overnight. Use 1 to 2 tbsp per sink of water, swishing around with hand.

Hand washing dish soap #2 (large)
Grate 2 cups of bar soap (Zote, Fels, castile, octagon, homemade etc)
add to 4 cups of  water in a pot over med heat, until all soap has melted but do not let boil,let cool & add 2 tbsp of lemon juice. mix & add to seal tight container. add 1 or 2 tbsp per sink of water, mix with hand.

Hand washing dish soap #3 (large)
1 cup grated natural bar soap
1 cup baking soda
1/4 cup washing soda (use the link above to make your own)
1/4 cup lemon juice
Bring 10 cups of water to a boil, reduce to medium low & slowly add grated soap, baking soda, washing soda, & lemon juice, simmer with lid on pot for 45 minutes to an hour (might need to turn heat lower so as to not burn), do not let boil & stir 4 or 5 times during cooking scraping bottom good, when done remove from heat & allow to cool, stirring several times during cooling. store in air tight container, use 1 to 2 tbsp per sink of water

Hand washing dish soap: (Made per sink load) 2 tbsp of baking soda & 1 tbsp of borax per sink, Optional to use 1 tsp. of a natural liquid soap, add white vinegar. Make a paste with baking soda & water to get greasy dishes clean.

For Dishes that should not ever be washed with soap, such as Pizza stones, other stoneware, ice cube trays etc: use a paste with baking soda & water to clean them & scrub clean, if needed add a bit of salt.

For greasy sink of dishes: add several tbsp of baking soda per sink of dishes, use baking soda & water paste to scrub any greasy/oily dishes, pots & pans etc.

To get rust spots or lime etc off silverware, pots or pans: use baking soda water paste & scrub, option of adding salt, or use kitchen soft scrub.

For cleaning & shining copper pots: spray straight lemon juice on copper, sprinkle salt on to cover, use a fresh-cut 1/2 of lemon with cut side to salt/copper, scrub, let sit if needed, then use baking soda lemon juice & salt paste if needed to scrub again. then rinse.

For plastic stains & odors (such as in Tupperware, rubber made)
make a baking soda & peroxide paste (or use Kitchen soft scrub) apply & scrub, allow to sit for a while or overnight for odors & bad stains.

Dishwasher soap #1:
1 cup Washing soda (see how to make your own above)
1 cup of Borax
1/2 Baking soda
1/2 cup of corn starch
1/4 cup salt, sea salt, epsom salt or kosher salt
Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of this mixture to your dishwasher detergent compartment add only a couple drops of a natural liquid soap (or Castile soap or Dawn) if your dishwasher/water causes you to need it, make sure to not add to much liquid soap. add 1./4 cup lemon juice or white vinegar to the bottom & run as normal.

Dishwasher soap #2:
Just add 1 tbsp of each baking soda & borax per load

Go here to learn how to make: Homemade Dishwasher Detergent Cubes (DIY)

Dishwasher rinse aid to replace jet dry: Use white vinegar or lemon juice

To add boost to DIY dishwasher soap or to add sparkle in rinse cycle: 1 tbsp of orange tang, or one pack of lemon aide Kool-aide to bottom of washing machine &/or added to rinse cycles, helps get rid of spots.

Cleaning cycle for dishwasher: run with half a container of orange Tang & 1 cup of white vinegar

To clean dried on burn on egg off pans: Try adding salt while pan is still hot covering all stuck on egg, let sit till cool,then just use a plastic spatula to scrape off. if pot is already cool mist with spray cleaner & cover egg with salt, allow to sit & scrape off with plastic spatula, use baking soda & salt paste to get any remaining egg off.

To safely scrub teflon pans: use baking soda & water paste, option of adding salt.

To clean & freshen garbage disposal: add 1 lemon you just squeezed juice out of & some ice cubes & run, freeze lemon juice in ice-cube trays & add a couple and run, can add vinegar &/or baking soda in with either of these mixtures.

How to clean microwave #1
use glass microwave safe measuring cup (or other glass cup or bowl)
add straight white vinegar 3/4 full
heat 1 to 2 minutes & let it sit & steam the inside, do not open door, so steam can loosen stuck on food, then wipe clean. if needed use a spray cleaner & baking soda for tough jobs.

How to clean microwave #2
use glass microwave safe measuring cup (or other glass cup or bowl)
add water to almost 3/4 full, add 2 tbsp lemon juice
heat 1 to 2 minutes & let it sit & steam the inside, do not open door, so steam can loosen stuck on food, then wipe clean. if needed use a spray cleaner & baking soda for tough jobs.

To clean small appliances (outside)
make a paste of cream of tartar & water, clean with sponge, for tough jobs use kitchen soft scrub or a baking soda, borax & water paste.

To clean coffee pot (inside) to keep it working properly

#1
add 1/2 cup to 1 cup of white vinegar to carafe, add the rest of the way full with water
add to reservoir & run as normal, dump when done & run 1 to 2 brews with just water.

#2
add 1/2 cup to 1 cup of lemon to carafe, add the rest of the way full with water
add to reservoir & run as normal, dump when done & run 1 to 2 brews with just water.

#3
add 2 tbsp (or more) of baking soda carafe, add the rest of the way full with water & stir till dissolved
add to reservoir & run as normal, dump when done & run 1 brew with just water.

For oil or grease clean up: Sprinkle corn starch or corn starch & baking soda on to soak up & wipe off.

For Moping: add 1 to 2 cups of white vinegar to hot bucket of mop water & mop.

Fresh fruit & vegetable wash/soak: (go here for more DIY soaks, washes & sprays)
Use either white vinegar, Apple cider vinegar or Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar.
you can also add a few tbsp of salt after adding the fruits or veges then give them a shake, or a tbsp of baking soda, or a few tbsp of colloidal silver
If you do not want to use Vinegar use just baking soda, 1/2 cup dissolved in a sink of water
Or just salt, 1/4 to 1/2 cup dissolved in sink of water
Or just 1/4 cup of colloidal silver in sink of water
or 1/4 to 1/2 cup of peroxide in a sink of water
or 1/4 cup of lemon juice
You will also notice the fruits & veges do not spoil as fast & stay fresh & not moldy after doing this.
At the end of the bath, sometimes you can even see cloudy stuff in the water from the skins, chemicals and waxes, and dirt residue on the bottom. No need to rinse just pat dry & store
Kills germs, bacteria & fungus

To unclog sink/drain cleaner:
Pour in 1/2 cup to 1 cup baking soda, then pour in 1 cup of heated white vinegar, let fizz for about ten minutes & run hot water down it, for tough clogs add 1 teaspoon liquid castile soap (or Dawn)

Learn about using Borax to clean here, for DIY cleaning wipes go here

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