Going Green

Tuesday June 5 2007

Going green is my biggest passion of late. It has been out with the Windex, pine-sol, 409 etc and in with the baking soda, vinegar and tea tree oil. I must say I have been extremely happy with the results and would like to share my favorite cleaner with you. It works great and plus it is safe to have around your kids (Charlie tested this out for you by spraying it in his face and not a tear or scream was had ………..I don’t think the same could have been said if he had sprayed 409 or bleach cleaner in his face!).

Merlin’s Magic

This recipe takes advantage of the magical antiseptic power of tea tree oil


Washing up liquid (I use Method from Target)

Purified water

Tea tree oil

How to make: Fill your 16oz squirt or spray bottle with water and then add 3tbsp of liquid soap to prevent the bottle from sudsing up as you fill. Because minerals inhibit the cleaning action of soap, it is best to use purified water. Add 20 –30 drops of tea tree oil and shake to mix.

I got this recipe from the book Clean House, Clean Planet by Karen Logan. Highly recommend the book


I am now using cloth diapers and whilst admittedly it is a lot more work, the satisfaction of knowing you are doing the right thing by the Earth makes up for it (plus you save money!). Recently I have decided to try and make washable baby wipes too and found this site. I will let you know how it goes………

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