It’s easier than you think to keep your home clean and protect our storm drains at the same time with homemade, environmentally friendly household cleaners. Here are some recipes with ingredients that you probably already have.

Dishwasher Detergent

2 tablespoons baking soda
2 tablespoons borax
Mix baking soda and borax and put mixture in dishwasher.

Dishwaser Detergent
 

Window Cleaner

Option 1:
Juice from one fresh lemon
2 cups water or club soda
1/2 teaspoon peppermint essential oil (optional)
1 teaspoon cornstarch
Mix all ingredients and pour into plastic spray bottle. Shake well.

Option 2:
8 parts water
1 part vinegar
Mix ingredients, scrub and wipe with newspaper.

Window Cleaner
 

Drain Cleaner

1/4 cup vinegar
1/4 cup baking soda
Mix ingredients and pour mixture down drain. Let stand for a few minutes and rinse with boiling water.

Drain Cleaner
 

Oven Cleaner

Mix equal parts of castille soap, borax and water. Apply mixture, let set for 20 minutes. Scrub with mixture of baking soda and salt.

Oven Cleaner