Conscious by Chloé

Chloé Lepeltier - Conscious By Chloé

Follow Chloé’s journey to a simpler, greener and happier life.

Natural Grout Cleaner

Natural Grout Cleaner by Conscious by Chloé

Grout Cleaner

Supplies

  • 1/4 cup baking soda
  • 1/4 cup borax
  • 2 tablespoons powdered oxygen bleach
  • Hot water

Tools

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, mix the borax, baking soda and oxygen bleach.
  2. Add just enough hot water to make a thick paste and stir to combine.
  3. Once the hot water is added, use the cleaner immediately.
  4. Spread the paste over dirty, moldy or mildewy grout.
  5. Let it sit for 30 minutes.
  6. Scrub gently with a toothbrush.
  7. Rinse.

Notes

Acidic cleaners can damage grout, so a safer mixture like this one is preferable to clean dirty, moldy or mildewy grout.


This recipe was inspired by Erica Strauss' in The Hands-On Home. And here's the complete Natural Cleaning Products Guide.

Natural Grease Spray

Natural Grease Spray by Conscious by Chloé

Grease Spray

Supplies

  • 1/2 tablespoon liquid castile soap
  • 1 teaspoon washing soda
  • Warm water
  • 15 drops of your favorite essential oils

Tools

Instructions

  1. Add the soap and washing soda to the bottle.
  2. Fill with hot water.
  3. Add the essential oils.

Notes

This cleaner is perfect to wipe greasy surfaces in the kitchen. Orange essential oils have grease-cutting properties.


This recipe was inspired by Erica Strauss' in The Hands-On Home. And here's the complete Natural Cleaning Products Guide.

Natural Glass Cleaner

Natural Glass Cleaner by Conscious by Chloé

Glass Cleaner

Supplies

  • 1 1/2 cup vodka
  • 1 1/2 distilled water
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 15 drops of your favorite essential oils

Tools

Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients to the bottle.
  2. Fill with the bottle with hot water.
  3. Let the mixture cool.
  4. Add the essential oils.

Notes

Shake well before use. I make my own distilled water following this simple tutorial.


This recipe was inspired by Erica Strauss' in The Hands-On Home. And here's the complete Natural Cleaning Products Guide.

Natural Drain Cleaner

Natural Drain Cleaner by Conscious by Chloé

Drain Cleaner

Supplies

  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 1 gallon of boiling water

Tools

Instructions

  1. Pour a pot of boiling water down your drain.
  2. Pour 1/2 cup baking soda into your drain. Be sure that it all goes down. You can use your fingers or a long tool such as a chopstick to help.
  3. Pour 1/2 cup white vinegar into the drain and cover immediately with a stopper or a rag in order to keep the bubbles in the drain.
  4. Wait for 2 minutes.
  5. Pour the second 1/2 cup of white vinegar down the drain and, like in step 2, cover.
  6. Wait for 15-30 minutes, no more.
  7. Uncover and pour another pot of boiling water down the drain.

Notes

Repeat, depending on how clogged the drain is. Clean your drains regularly with this recipe to prevent build-up.


This recipe was inspired by Lauren Singer's of Trash is for Tossers. And here's the complete Natural Cleaning Products Guide.