Go Green: Make Your Own Household Cleaners
The arrival of spring means many of us will want to spruce up the house, inside and out. Or we’ll at least need to get the pine pollen off of everything!
For a low-cost and non-toxic approach to spring cleaning, try making some of your own household cleaners. Use rags or old t-shirts you no longer wear instead of paper towels, and you’re on your way to a greener spring.
Here’s a quick recipe for an all-purpose household cleaner!
2 tablespoons borax
¼ cup vinegar
2 cups hot water
Mix borax and vinegar with water in a spray bottle.
Recipe adapted from “Clean and Green” by Margaret Harris, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture.
For additional information about how to make your home environment safe and healthy for your loved ones, go to our Healthy Homes Initiative page.
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Tyler Wilson, right, shadowed Dr. Steven Brandon during the 2016 Rural Medical and Science Scholars program. Participants in the program also receive college credit for two pre-med courses, visit various medical facilities, participate in lab-based hands-on learning activities and take part in a communications and study skills workshop. (Photo by Kevin Hudson)