Homemade Products

Ecolistic Cleaning prevents waste by making our own products with our signature recipes. Below are some of the ingredients used to make the natural products used by Ecolistic Cleaning!



    BAKING SODA
  • odor absorbing mineral made from soda ash

  • deodorizing, absorbs odors from the air

  • gentle, mild abrasive cleanser

  • inexpensive, found in the baking supplies section non-toxic


  • SEA SALT
  • grease buster

  • effective, non-scratching cleaner

  • antibacterial, through a dehydrating action

  • absorbs oils readily

  • cleans copper

  • natural whitener

  • least expensive


  • VEGETABLE OIL-BASED LIQUID SOAP
  • coconut oil-based soaps biodegrade quickly

  • dirt remover

  • dissolve the oils that bind dirt to an object

  • gentle on hands

  • Dr. Bronnerís Pure Castile Soap scented with lavender is highly recommended


  • WHITE VINEGAR
  • cuts grease and grime

  • dissolves soap film build-up and leftover mineral deposits from evaporated water

  • great cleaning rinse

  • inhibits mold growth and prevents mildew

  • freshens air, powerful deodorizer

  • can use essential oils like peppermint and lavender to soften its naturally strong scent


  • PEPPERMINT ESSENTIAL OIL
  • antiseptic, bacteria inhibiting properties

  • refreshing, and even edible, food-grade peppermint essential oil makes a great cleaning fragrance

  • uplifting and energizing, which can be helpful when cleaning bathrooms


  • LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL
  • antiseptic, bacteria inhibiting properties

  • a relaxing and pleasant fragrance that enhances the smell of cleaning solutions


  • AUSTRALIAN TEA TREE ESSENTIAL OIL
  • broad spectrum fungicide and bactericide

  • disinfectant

  • anti-mildew and antiseptic

  • smells super clean


  • PURIFIED WATER
  • the universal solvent

  • increases effectiveness of cleaning recipes

  • devoid of the minerals in tap water that can inhibit the cleaning action of any soap or detergent


  • WHATíS WRONG WITH CHEMICAL CLEANING PRODUCTS?
  • The EPA has documented that indoor air carries a higher risk for personal exposure to toxic chemicals than outdoor; partly due to toxic cleaning products we touch and inhale. http://www.epa.gov
  • Disposal of hazardous household products is becoming an increasingly expensive problem for many municipalities, as they try to avoid contamination of local water and air.
  • The VOCís and POPís found in many chemical cleaners areÖ simply putÖ endangering our earth!

    PLEASE NOTE
  • Although Borax is natural and works very well for household cleaning, it is not non-toxic, which is why it is not included in this list of safe cleaning materials.

  • Essential oils are natural but powerful cleaners and they should be treated with respect. If you are chemically sensitive, you may want to avoid them.

  • Information compiled and written by Courtney Kellogg, founder and manager of Ecolistic Cleaning, from information found in the following books:
    Clean & Green by Annie Berthold-Bond
    Better Basics for the Home by Annie Berthold-Bond
    Clean House, Clean Planet by Karen Logan