green cleaners

@snowy22315 (56040)
United States
July 21, 2008 11:23am CST
Have you used any of the "green cleaners" or the ones that are supposedely environmentally friendly? Do you think they are as good as the regular ones? I have some I think they are OK. If they are really better for the environment I guess they are worth paying alittle more for.
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8 responses
• United States
21 Jul 08
Most of the ones I've used require a little more work than the less eco-friendly ones, but I think it's well worth it to help keep our planet alive! Most of them also cause far fewer allergic reactions, which is a definite plus.
@snowy22315 (56040)
• United States
21 Jul 08
I'm all for that.
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@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
21 Jul 08
I have used a couple and I have also been taught from a young age that things like oranges and lemon make great cleaners in and of themselves... lemon juice even kills bacteria if I am not mistaken... for the longest time you have seen orange-scent this and lemon-scent that well it's not just for the scent it is also because they make a great cleaner. Now whether you should pay a little more for it is up to debate... if you are a 'green' person then yes maybe you should as far as I know they are not all that more expensive. I think that in the future a lot of the chemicals that are being used today are going to be phased out and most things we use are going to be 'green'. Thanks Zelo
@snowy22315 (56040)
• United States
21 Jul 08
I know you can use stuff around the house to clean with but I dont usually do it. I dont like the smell of vinegar for one thing. Baking soda is good to get stains out of white cups though.
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@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
21 Jul 08
[i]Add the baking soda with vinegar and you have an eruption! Hehe. Baking soda and peroxide are good to use as a tooth cleaner... there are thousands of uses for that... lemon and honey is good for a sore throat (many losanges are already made of these things)... there are so many home remedies that do work it is quite incredible. I don't like vinegar but it does a great job at cleaning surfaces that you eat on like the kitchen table. All stores (restaurants) SHOULD be using a vinegar-based product to clean their tables and when I see Windex being used it just makes me want to cringe.[/i] Thanks Zelo
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@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
22 Jul 08
Thanks for the BR... an FYI there are many many different web sites all over the internet with home remedies and a LOT of them I have used and have worked... just like baking soda which costs almost nothing, not only is it safe for the environment, it saves you money and that is always a good thing. Thanks Zelo
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@ycanteye (770)
• United States
21 Jul 08
I haven't used any of the store bought green cleaners but whenever possible I use ordinary household products. I use vinegar for mold and baking soda and vinegar for cleaning out slow drains and also use them for different other things.
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@snowy22315 (56040)
• United States
21 Jul 08
Hi Y., Baking soda is good for alot of things.
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@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
21 Jul 08
I have never even heard of green cleaners. What are they? I guess that country living keeps me a little out of things...as a matter of a fact, I don't thing I even own anything that would rate going to a cleaners...lol
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@snowy22315 (56040)
• United States
21 Jul 08
They are the cleaners that are sold in Walmart and other places that sell cleaning supplies. They are right next to the other cleaning products. They cost like ten or 15 cents more per bottle but are supposed to be good for the environment.
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@GardenGerty (105337)
• United States
21 Jul 08
I use Shaklee cleaners and they are excellent as well as being eco friendly. They seem like they cost more, but in reality, they are so concentrated that they cost less. Basic H2 is their all purpose cleaner. You put 1/4 tsp. in 16 oz. of water. So a bottle that has 16 oz. of concentrate will make three hundred eighty four bottles of cleaning solution at that dilution. For glass cleaner you make it twice as weak, for heavy duty grease make it twice as strong. I use the 1/4 tsp rate for everything, though. It saturates dirt and makes it easier to remove, is colorless and fragrance free. I do not necessarily love everything they make, but Basic H2 is my favorite, followed by a germicide Basic G. That is not so harmless, but it is effective, and I find that it is still preferable to bleach in everything. The laundry soap even makes my washing machine look cleaner each time I use it.
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@snowy22315 (56040)
• United States
21 Jul 08
sounds like a good product
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• Alexandria, Virginia
21 Jul 08
No i do not think so couuld you give some brand names I tend to use lyso and chlorox what do you think of them what brands have you tried
@snowy22315 (56040)
• United States
21 Jul 08
Clorox has a green cleaner. it should be right next to the regular clorox on the shelf. Also, seventh generation is the brand sold by Whole Foods.
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• Alexandria, Virginia
21 Jul 08
Excellent ideas we all need to follow your lead to use green products to improve our environment if we donotwe will have a reduced environment and will not be happy!!!!!
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@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
22 Jul 08
I found the coolest book at the library with cleaners and baking and other things that are homemade and green. Its actually by Reader's Digest and is titled "Homemade How to make hundreds of everyday products you would otherwise buy" So far I've copied about 15 recipes/instructions out of it.
@snowy22315 (56040)
• United States
22 Jul 08
You're on the ball saundyl.
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@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
22 Jul 08
I honestly have to say the library was on the ball setting it out on display to tempt me into reading it.
24 Jul 08
There are so many natural cleaners that I use them a lot around the home like lemon juice or vinegar and find them better than paying loads out for cleaners!