Green Clean: Clorox Greenworks All Purpose Cleaner

Greenworks TM Natural All-Purpose Cleaner works on grease, grime, dirt soils and messes, and is safe on multiple surfaces throughout the ktichen and bathroom, including countrs, appliances, stainless steel, sealed granite, chrome, cooktop hoods, sinks and toilets. It harnesses its cleaning power from the most effective natural sources, such as: coconut-based cleaning agents, essential lemo oils and filtered water. It gives you powerful, natural cleaning without harsh chemical fumes!

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Green Clean: Seventh Generation Shower Cleaner

Seventh Generation Shower Cleaner is specifically formulated for removing and preventing soap scum buildup, and stains caused by mold and mildew. Use in the shower for thorough cleaning, and daily for maintenance to prevent buildup. Unlike many conventional shower cleaning products, our product does not create unpleasant fumes and will not leave harmful residues. Our Shower Cleaner is, non-toxic, biodegradable and contains NO chlorine, petroleum based solvents, glycol ethers, phosphates, acids, caustics or dyes and is scented with a natural citrus fragrance.

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Green Clean: Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Counter Top Spray

We took the basic formula of our All-Purpose Cleaner and added a special Vegetable Protein Extract, a naturally fresh way to remove odors. Great on all non-porous surfaces like finished wood and tile floors, counter tops, sealed stone, walls, porcelain, bathroom fixtures and more. When empty, add 2 tablespoons of all-purpose cleaner and fill with water.

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Green Clean: Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day All Purpose Cleaner

Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day

It’s hard-working, concentrated and an all around generalist. Our cleaner is good for just about everything. Use 1/4 cup in 1 gallon warm water or 2 tablespoons plus water to refil the Counter-Top Spray.

  • Use on all non-porous surfaces, including sealed stone and hardwood floors
  • Includes Birch Bark Extract — an excellent grease cutter

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Cleaning Green

If you’re thinking about going green with your cleaning, you may think about making some cleaners of your own. Many of the home-made cleaners work just as well as the top selling brands and costs just pennies to create. However, don’t make the assumption that just because you made it, the cleaner is completely safe. The creation of cleaning supplies, even natural ones, can still be poisonous if ingested.

The advantages of making your own cleaners comes in knowing what goes into them. Most commercial cleaners have a myriad of chemical compounds. Many of those compounds haven’t been fully tested and those that have been are known to cause allergies, cancers, and other forms of disease. While making the cleaning compounds yourself will not result in 100% safe cleaners, the ingredients used are much safer than those in commercial cleaners.

A basic set of supplies can also save you a bundle of money. Many of the things used to create cleaners are staples and already at hand. Cutting the cost of cleaners down to a few pennies also lets you have more money to spend on items you really want or need. In today’s economy, that’s important.

Here’s a basic list of ingredients for making your own cleaners and where you can find them. Recipes for the cleaners will follow.

baking soda—grocery store

club soda—grocery store

Salt—grocery store

lemon juice—grocery store

vinegar—grocery store

ammonia—grocery store

Once you’re stocked up on ingredients, you’ll only need to add water to the mix to get to cleaning green. None of these ingredients harm the environment when used in the measurements in the recipes and don’t pollute the water that is refined for consumption.

Window Cleaner:

½ cup white vinegar

1 gallon warm water

This simple window cleaner will leave your glass sparkling. It’s also safe enough to drink, so there’s no worry with the kids or the pets. The only two disadvantages are the vinegar smell and the harshness to your hands when your hands are exposed to the solution for longer periods. You can avoid this by wearing gloves when using it. For the smell, well, that goes away pretty fast, too.

In terms of cost, this will only set you back about 7 cents per gallon, leaving plenty of dough for a shopping trip.

Coffee Pot Cleaner

1 tablespoon salt

1tablespoon lemon juice


Place the salt and the lemon juice in the coffee pot and fill about half way with ice (crushed is best) Shake around and watch as your pot becomes like new again. Just make sure you rinse thoroughly to ensure your next pot of coffee doesn’t have a hint of lemon in its flavor.

The cost for this little gem is less than a nickle.

All Purpose Cleaner

¼ cup baking soda

1 cup household ammonia

½ cup white vinegar

1 gallon water

This cleaner covers tile and linoleum floors, appliances, counter tops and more. However, use caution with this mixture as it isn’t safe to drink. Make sure you store it in a tightly lidded container and away from children and pets. It also has a cost of about 40 cents per gallon.

To get stains out of carpets and other fabrics, put some club soda on it and rub gently. The stain will be removed. Just keep in mind that this is for fresh stains and not for set in stains.

If you have silver to clean or jewelry, a good scrubbing with toothpaste will make silver shine.

Also keep in mind that many companies are now endorsing and creating green cleaners that cover everything from disinfecting to eliminating household smells. For some of the greenest cleaners available commercially and the most effective, check out the cleaners at, where the planet’s cleaning needs are a top priority.

Biokleen Citrus Automatic Dish Powder – concentrated

Biokleen Citrus Automatic Dish Powder This automatic dishwashing powder was developed for commercial use and is the safest, most effective, environmentally responsible dish soap possible, and the most cost effective. Bi-O-Kleen cleans so well that you dont need to pre-wash your dishes. A great energy and water saver! Super concentrated, no fillers or table salt. Naturally removes stains, fights corrosion and controls odors in automatic dishwashers. Rinses completely free of spots, film and residue. Leaves no chemical taste on the dishes or glassware. Contains no chlorine, borine, phosphorus, quaternaries, nonyl phenol, silicone defoamer, MEA, EDTA, glycol ether, free silica, coloring or artificial fragrance. No animal testing or ingredients. Made with natural oxygen bleach (sodium percarbonate), vegetable fiber, natural anti-corrosive agents, grapefruit seed and orange peel extracts (emulsify grease, help rinsing and prevent odor build-up), soda ash, sodium citrate and readily biodegradable nonionic surfactants. Safe for all dishes, glassware, pots, pans and utensils that are designated by the manufacturer as dishwasher safe. Use one tablespoon per load. Made in the USA.

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Sanitaire SC9050 DuraLite Lightweight Upright – Green Certified

Sanitaire SC9050 Red Commercial Upright
Sanitaire SC9050 Red Commercial Upright

The Sanitaire SC9050 commercial vacuum cleaner uses high-strength magnesium, for components that are 75% lighter than steel and 33% lighter than aluminum, all with better anti-corrosion and mechanical properties.

CRI Green Label certified, the lightweight Sanitaire SC9050 vacuum cleaner features an 13″ cleaning path 5-amp motor, dual-zipper easy-access disposable dust bag and no-tool belt change. It is an excellent choice for healthcare, education, hotel, food service, government and building services applications.