Thursday, February 27, 2014

Green Cleaning Essentials Shopping List

Wanna start making your own non toxic cleaning products? Begin here.

Keep these things on hand and you'll be ready to use the safe and effective DIY eco-friendly cleaning techniques I share on this blog and in my eBook, Baking Soda & Bliss: The Healthy & Happy Guide to Green Cleaning. You probably already have a lot of them in your pantry. 

Sign from last year's workshop at Whole Foods Market University Heights

Most Grocery stores:
  • Baking Soda
  • Club Soda
  • Cream of Tartar
  • Distilled Water
  • Vegetable Oil
  • White Vinegar

Natural/Health Food Store or Amazon:
  • Dish detergent (from a green brand)
  • Castile Soap (liquid, unless making powdered detergent)
  • Dr. Bronner’s Sal Suds 

Drug store (or first aid aisle in grocery store):
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Vegetable Glycerine

Mountain Rose Herbs website:
In my experience at home and as a former apartment cleaner, you don't need anything else to create wonderful cleaning products.

Would you add anything to the list? Would you take something away? Have you tried any of the recipes in my book, Baking Soda & Bliss: The Healthy & Happy Guide to Green Cleaning?

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  1. So I've been desperately (well, that's a bit dramatic but you know what I mean) searching for Castile Soap but unless they call it something really wacky that I haven't been able to find online, I don't think they have it here. Do you know of any good replacements for Castile soap? I'm looking for a good, gentle, awesome soap like Castile for house/dish/laundry cleaning. Some options I've been thinking about are Soap Nuts and Marseille Soap, of course (France!). Do you have any information about either of these?? I'm going through Dr. Bronner's withdrawals!

  2. Hi Savannah! Yes, soap nuts are a GRRREAT choice if you can't get your hands on castile soap. Like Dr. Bronner's, you can use soap nuts to make a liquid soap that can be used for personal care and household cleaning. I blogged about it here:

  3. Thank you so much!! You're the best! I bought some and have successfully used them as laundry detergent AND I made my own shampoo with them in my attempts to go No'Poo (also, 'no POO'?! that is maybe the worst... /possibly most hilarious name ever. Bravo to whoever came up with that one!) Happy 2015!

  4. Hoooooraaaayyy! Savannah YOU are awesome! Happy New Year!

  5. Also, Savannah, thanks to you I'm totally nerding out on Marseille soap. I'd love to try this!

  6. AH I am so glad you shared this article with me! Thanks! We did also end up buying a HUGE brick of Marseille soap and have been using it just as regular body-bar soap, but I am LOVING this list of uses. I'm very intrigued about the toothpaste one--definitely going to do some research on that! And the stain remover. I honestly don't remember what the availability of Marseille soap is in the US (I feel like I definitely remember seeing it at Whole Foods, but I could just be thinking of a store here... everything is meshing together!) Anyway, let me know if you would like some authentic Marseille soap straight from France! It's super cheap here :)



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