Trying to find a green cleaning product that is truly green and will work to your satisfaction can be frustrating and sometimes misleading. This is a guide about selecting green cleaning products.
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You've probably guessed that vinegar is a key ingredient in cleaning most everything - my grandmother's been telling me this for years. Clear the clutter of your cleaning supplies and replace it with a bottle of vinegar, baking soda, and a few other kitchen ingredients and you'll have an environmentally friendly, hard working collection of cleaning products all for under $5 total.
Good stain removers include hydrogen peroxide, rubbing alcohol, and laundry soap bars, such as Zote, Lirio, and other brands available at Latino or Afro-Carribbean stores and on line. They are safe for you and the environment.
Hydrogen peroxide can be poured directly on whites, blood stains, chocolate stains, baby formula stains and others. Leave on the area an hour or more and rinse. Your T-shirts, collars, diapers, all laundry will shine white. A bar of laundry soap rubbed directly onto wet clothing removes dirt, many stains, and cleans up those gym socks without chlorine.
A capful of alcohol or mouthwash can be poured into a wash (diapers, underclothing, towels, kitchen linen, or poured straight into a spray bottle). It sanitizes clothing and is a great all purpose wipe for phones, faucets, and many other washable surfaces that contact dirty hands. With a microfiber cloth in one hand and a spray bottle in the other, I am a cleaning force to be reckoned with. Start with the cleanest surfaces first, then work your way down to the dirtiest, rinsing your cloth as needed or using different cloths for different areas. Inexpensive and effective.
By SAT from Silver Spring, MD
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Here are questions related to Selecting Green Cleaning Products.
How do I check to confirm that an, advertised as green, cleaning product like this one: http://getwipeout.com, is really green? What ingredients shouldn't be there in order for it to be environmentally friendly?
By dreamclean from NY, NY
Google each and every ingredient, one at a time, and read exactly what each of those ingredients are. Company's can call their products 'Green' or 'Natural' willy nilly because there are not yet strict enough federal governmental controls for the advertisement of these products.
Oh! I was just going to look up exactly what ingredients are in that product you're asking about and when I tried to check out the link you mentioned (by copy and pasting in to search engine) McAfee has a question mark for every single link regarding getwipeout. Guess I would say at this point not to buy it. ;-)