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How your kitchen pantry and bathroom cabinet can help you keep on the road of the “Go Green Movement”:

VINEGAR – Not just for salads…
> Use vinegar instead of glass cleaner. While in the islands I saw bar tenders using vodka on their mirrors – it was cheaper than the imported glass cleaners!)
> For a solution that will wipe up messy spots, mix two cups of white vinegar with equal parts water (plus a little essential oil, like tea tree, rosemary or lavender, to add a fragrance, if you want one). To boost its cleaning power, warm it in the microwave in a glass container.
> Freshens laundry in the rinse cycle
> Cleans your sink drain when combined with baking soda. Pour 1/2-cup of baking soda into the drain, and then follow that with a cup of vinegar. After about 30 minutes, flush the train with boiling water.

MORE USES FOR BAKING SODA
> Soft Scrub for Tiles – mix two cups baking soda, 1/2-cup liquid castile soap, four teaspoons vegetable glycerin, and five drops of an antibacterial essential oil, such as cinnamon bark, lemongrass and thyme oils, for fragrance. Can last two years in a glass jar.
> Laundry booster – add to your wash to boost the power of your detergent.

HYDROGEN PEROXIDE
> Another laundry booster! – use in place of any “oxy” products.

SHINY GERM FIGHTER
Want More Shine and Less Germs?
Use rubbing alcohol on metal faucets and appliances. Works great on mirrors too.

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