My inspiration for Real Green Daily is to create, foster and grow our awareness in all aspects of life for ourselves, those around us and the earth.

I had the honor of being a part of the Earth Day celebration in Dallas a few weekends ago.  In celebration of Earth Day, I’m kicking my first blog post off with a simple earth-friendly cleaning solution that we can all start incorporating!  Being Earth friendly isn’t a badge you wear, or a group you join, it is simply caring for the earth that supports your life, and the lives of future generations.  It’s giving back, it’s being grateful, and it’s saving money!  (Earth friendly cleaners are typically a lot cheaper and safer than any pre-packaged cleaner you find at the store.)

Recipe to replace Windex:

–          ¼ cup distilled white vinegar

–          ½ tsp liquid soap (Eco-friendly castile or dish soap)

–          1-3/4 cup water

–          8 drops essential oil of your choice (optional)

  • Antiseptic Essential Oils (can be found at natural food stores)  Cinnamon, Clove, Lavendar, Lemon, Lemongrass, Lime, Oregano, Rosemary, Tea Tree, and Thyme

Mix ingredients in a spray bottle, use instead of Windex!

When switching from Ammonia-based window and glass cleaner to a vinegar-based cleaner, you will likely notice a few streaks.  This is residue from the previous cleaner and will eventually go away after 3-4 applications.  Also try using newspaper instead of paper towels!

We’d love to hear about your favorite earth-friendly cleaning solution.  Please post and share!