Natural Cleaning | openeyehealth - Part 3

Natural Cleaning

Cold Water Soap Nuts Users, Rejoice

April 28, 2009

Now that we’ve switched to laundry with soap nuts, we’ll never look back, but we weren’t enjoying the extra chore of boiling tea every time we needed clean clothes (I rarely use hot water for laundry, but hot water is what draws the cleansing saponins out of the soap nuts – hence the tea for […]

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Natural Wood Cleaner & Polish

April 2, 2009

I disappeared for a few weeks, “spring cleaning”, and I’m happy to report back with a gentle and effective formula for dusting and polishing finished wood surfaces. It’s super simple too (just be sure to use quality ingredients): Cut a lemon in half, and squeeze the juice from both halves into a non-metal mixing bowl […]

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Lemon Essential Oil- A “Must-Have”

March 15, 2009

Lemon essential oil has a number of household and personal uses that can allow you to replace additional unnecessary chemicals in your surroundings. It can be used to make cleaning products, air fresheners, as a disinfectant, and more. offers a number of uses for lemon essential oil, some of which are listed below: Antiseptic […]

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Homemade Sink Scrub

March 1, 2009

A quick and easy alternative to chemical-based sink cleaners is simply a mix of  baking soda and salt paired with a little hot water. I found this great tip on ThriftyFun and like that I can have it stored ready to go for anytime cleaning. I added approximately 1/3 cup baking soda and 1/4 cup […]

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Homemade Linoleum Cleaner

February 1, 2009

Although I love my cats dearly, I despise the mess they make with their litter box and food/water on the linoleum floor in our laundry room. I browsed the web a bit for a “greener” way to take care of the near weekly mop job that needs to take place. After today, I’ll be replacing […]

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Natural Polish for Stainless Steel

January 19, 2009

After using my chemical-ridden storebought stainless steel polish over the weekend and noticing it left streaks on my trash can as well as a strong smell in the air, I hopped online in the hopes of finding a better-working, safe, and natural solution. I was in luck- one of my new favorite websites,, had […]

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Natural Instant Hand Sanitizer

January 1, 2009

Hand sanitizers should not be considered a replacement for soap and water, but can be a convenient way to get peace of mind in the grocery store, on vacation, and even for spritzing door handles in public facilities. However, reports about bugs growing resistant to the market’s current antibacterial soaps and hand sanitizers; inclusion of […]

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Disc Recovery Discovery

December 2, 2008

Have you ever discarded a disc because it was scratched and skipping? I know I have. Even if you take the best care of your CDs and DVDs, skips happen. But of course, nature has an answer. You can actually restore the playability of your discs by buffing them with a banana! It’s simple. Just […]

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Soap Nuts Tea Tips

November 17, 2008

Soap nuts have definitely grown on me too, to the point where I cannot even tolerate the fumes of chemical laundry detergents or dryer sheets anymore. I love how they are gentle for all types of fabrics and colors. Whether it’s darks or delicates, you can wash it all with soap nuts or the tea. […]

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Soap Nuts – The Ultimate Cleaner

November 12, 2008

Imagine if you could use the same cleaner for nearly all of the surfaces in your home including glass, counters, bathrooms, clothing, and blankets. Picture that this miracle cleaner is all-natural, grows on trees, saves you money, and gives you more shelf space. I know what you’re thinking- this sounds too good to be true. […]

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