Making your own cleaning products is easier than you think

Feb 27, 2015 at 11:15 a.m. ET

No one likes dirt and grime but often the chemicals used to clean it up are much worse for our homes and our health than the dirt itself. The good news is there are several green cleaning options that work just as well and can also be a lot less expensive.

Next time you need to do some cleaning look in your cupboards. Many of the items you need are just basic household products you probably already have. If not here's a basic green cleaning shopping list to get you started:

  • Vinegar
  • Rubbing alcohol (also known as surgical spirit)
  • Baking soda
  • Lemon
  • Olive oil
  • Essential oils (optional)

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