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Going Green in the Kitchen

She started by looking for eco-friendly alternatives

by Carole Fogarty  |  4319 views  |  3 comments  |        Rate this now! 

5. Save money and the planet by cleaning with natural products. Use eco-friendly cotton cleaning cloths and dry items in direct sunlight to disinfect them. Use lemon juice dissolve soap scum and hard water marks. Make your own all-purpose cleaner by mixing together equal amounts of white vinegar (a natural deodorizer) and water in a spray bottle; use it to wipe clean hard surfaces. (I also add lavender essential oil, eucalyptus essential oil or Tea Tree oil -- Eucalyptus and Tea tree oil have antibacterial properties). You can attack stubborn stains using a paste made of three parts baking soda and one part water; spread it on to the stain leave it for one to two hours.

6. Swap your cooking utensils over to bamboo or stainless steel. Natural bamboo cooking utensils have no artificial colours or coatings that can leach into your foods. Your rolling pin, BBQ utensils, mixing bowls, and kitchen cooking utensils can all be swapped over to the natural, eco-friendly, very durable bamboo versions. Many asian grocery stores carry bamboo products, and you can also find them online at and other places.

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A writer, passionate blogger, traveler and work at home mother of three fabulous boys. Aiming to live life as happily, inspirationally and simply as possible.

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3 comments so far...

  • excellent article and great ideas on how anyone can make a difference just by the daily changes they can make in and around their house or apartment. As for the white vinegar, it really works and is nontoxic. A few years ago i made the switch to white vinegar and antibacterial after watching one of th most well known colleges in the idea did a forum on the research on this. It was incredible!

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by projecthope7 on 1st February 2008

  • Great article. I had just written a mini-book review/rant in "Greenies" about "The Hundred Year Lie" book. To flip over to articles and see this makes me think the Universe is trying to tell me something : )

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by on 30th January 2008

  • I have trouble finding acceptable glass storage containers. Any suggestions? TIA! - Paula.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by tkd_mama on 30th January 2008