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Four Eco-Friendly Cleaning Recipes

Keeping the environment in mind as we clean our homes isn’t always easy. In honor of Earth Day, April 22, ditch your ordinary cleaning routine for a new green cleaning arsenal that’s safe for you and the environment. 

It’s amazing that you can safely and effectively clean your home with everyday household items like olive oil, baking soda, salt, white vinegar, and lemon.

Below are top green cleaning recipes to solve four common home cleaning challenges from the green cleaning leaders at Maid Brigade of East Bay. 

1. Got rings? Those coffee table rings left behind from a wet glass or can are a breeze to remove using white vinegar, olive oil, and a microfiber cloth. Mix equal parts vinegar and olive oil and apply with a microfiber cloth moving with the wood grain. Use a second, clean microfiber cloth to shine it up after.

2. Self-cleaning leaving grime behind? 
Try this natural oven cleaner. Fill an ovenproof dish with water and place in the oven. Heat the oven until the steam softens the baked-on grime. Let the oven cool and mix 8 tbl each of salt, baking soda, and white vinegar into a paste to scrub the oven surfaces clean.

3. Scum got you on the edge? 
Tackle that nasty residue around the tub and shower with a scrub paste made from baking soda and a tiny bit of water. Rub with a microfiber cloth.

4. Disgusting drain a drag? 
Hot lemon juice and baking soda make a good drain cleaner that is also safe for septic systems. 

For more information about Maid Brigade of East Bay visit www.maidbrigade.com/ca/oakland

For more green cleaning tips and recipes download the Maid Brigade Green Cleaning Go-To Guide at www.maidbrigade.com/green-house-cleaning/green-go-to-guide

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