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Basic Natural Ingredients
Some examples of basic non-toxic readily-available ingredients
Coca Cola (toxic, but readily available)
Frugal household alternatives:
orange peel oil
corn cob crumbs
sugar cane extract
Rosemary -- antibacterial
Grapefruitseed Extract -- antifungal
Lanvender -- antibiotic, antifungal, antiviral, antibacterial
Eucalyptus -- antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, antibiotic
Lemon -- antibiotic, antifungal antiviral, antibacterial
Patouli -- antibiotic, antifungal
Lime -- antibiotic, antibacterial
Peppermint -- antibacterial
Orange -- antibacterial
Here is a link to a site that lists several wonderful all-natural cleaning
This site has lots of information about natural green house cleaning,
plus holistic and sustainable information.
Norma Lehmeier Hartie
914-739-8966 or 914-400-8399
Fill a spray bottle with half water and half distilled white vinegar
and add a spoonful of biodegradable soap. When ready to use, combing baking
soda and distilled white vinegar. Mixing creates a science-project
like foam. I love this mix and keep finding new things to clean with these
two miracle ingredients. I never measure. Use this mixture a few
times and you will figure out how much to use for what project. Buy distilled
white vinegar by the gallon and pour some into an easy-to-handle bottle,
and keep a large box of baking soda on hand.
This mix cleans all kinds of things, including:
a. Stubborn stains (let sit, then rinse)
b. Stainless steel
c. Water fountains
f. Stained glass
g. Windows and mirror
This recipe (and a whole lot more) can be found in the book, Harmonious
Environment: Beautify, Detoxify & Energize Your Life, Your Home &
Your Planet, available in September 2006 at bookstores or from Lingham
Alice's Wonder SprayTM
All Purpose Household Cleaner
Ingredients/Supplies: Liquid soap or detergent, white distilled
vinegar, borax, purified water, essential oil for fragrance, 16oz. trigger
Recipe: Mix 2 tbsp. of vinegar with 1 tsp. borax. Fill
the rest of the bottle with very hot water. Shake until the borax
is dissolved. Add 1/4 cup of liquid soap or 1/8 cup of liquid detergent.
To scent, add 10-15 drops of an essential oil (a combination of lavender
and lemon works well.)
Special Notes: Because minerals in the water inhibit cleaning,
it's best to use purified or distilled water. It's also important
to dissolve the borax in hot water so that it doesn't clog the spray nozzle.
And don't mix the soap and vinegar directly together, because the soap
will clump up -- nmix the vinegar, borax and water first and then
add the soap last. Borax is an eye irritant and can be harmful if
swallowed. Keep out of reach of children.
How to Use: Spray and wipe. Use as you would any other
all-purpose household cleaner. Use on refrigerator, walls, tile,
shower, shelves, toilets. Because it is not as chemically powerful
as commercial cleaners, give it a little more time to work on difficult
stains. One batch will last at least 6 months.
Clean House, Clean Planet
by Karen Logan
published by Pocket Books
To order, call
or go to amazon.com
If you would like to order a ready-made all-purpose cleaner that costs
even less than Alice's Wonder Spray,
contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Aloe Vera Gel
Patchouli floral water
Rose Water floral water 15ml
Mix all ingredients together in a dark glass bottle
and store in a cool dark location.
This toner has a shelf life of
approximately 6 months.
This formula makes 125 ml
In many states (in the USA), the highway patrol carries
two gallons of Coke in the truck to remove blood from the highway after
a car accident.
You can put a T-bone steak in a bowl of coke and it will
be gone in two days.
To clean a toilet: Pour a can of Coca-Cola into the toilet
bowl and let the "real thing" sit for one hour, then flush clean. The citric
acid in Coke removes stains from vitreous china.
To remove rust spots from chrome car bumpers: Rub the bumper
with a crumpled-up piece of Reynolds Wrap aluminum foil dipped in Coca-Cola.
To clean corrosion from car battery terminals: Pour a can
of Coca-Cola over the terminals to bubble away the corrosion.
To loosen a rusted bolt: Applying a cloth soaked in Coca-Cola
to the rusted bolt for several minutes.
To bake a moist ham: Empty a can of Coca-Cola into the baking
pan, wrap the ham in aluminum foil, and bake. Thirty minutes before
the ham is finished, remove the foil, allowing the drippings to mix
with the Coke for a sumptuous brown gravy. I wouldn't do this,
though, if it breaks down metals, what's it adding to the gravy from
the aluminum foil?
To remove grease from clothes: Empty a can of coke into a
load of greasy clothes, add detergent, and run through a regular cycle.
The Coca-Cola will help loosen grease stains.
It will also clean road haze from your windshield.
Farmers in India have discovered that common colas, like
Coke and Pepsi, can be sprayed on crops and function as an effective and
affordable pesticide. Although the Coca-Cola corporation says this is impossible,
literally hundreds of farmers now claim the soft drinks kill the bugs on
their cotton plants as well as any other pesticide. http://www.organicconsumers.org/toxic/pop.cfm
1. The active ingredient in Coke is phosphoric
acid. Its pH is 2.8. It will dissolve a nail in about 4 days.
2. The commercial trucks carrying Coca-Cola syrup
(the concentrate) must use the "Hazardous Material" place cards
reserved for highly corrosive materials.
3. The distributors of coke have been using it
to clean the engines of their trucks for about 20 years!
QUESTION: Are you maybe drinking too much soda?
For a rebuttal, go to http://www.snopes.com/cokelore/acid.asp
Urban Legends Reference Pages © 1995-2005
by Barbara and David P. Mikkelson
Allen, Frederick. Secret Formula, New York: HarperCollins,
1994. ISBN 0-88730-672-1 (p. 209).
Pendergrast, Mark. For God, Country, and Coca-Cola, New
York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1993. ISBN 0-684-19347-7
Poundstone, William. Big Secrets, New York: Quill, 1993.
ISBN 0-688-04830-7 (p. 25-46).
You be the judge. Do your own experiments.
How do you use Coca-Cola?
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