Yes, "Blue" was my go to cleaner. A replacement for an all purpose cleaner as well as terrific on windows and mirrors. So convenient to just spray messes away. That catch in my throat and sting of my senses gave me confidence that things were sanitized. It must have been the "Amonia D"! I pushed "Blue" to the back of my cleaning supplies in 2009 when I was on a bit of a green kick. Slowly I was lured back by that clean smell. I knew that the only way to be rid of him for good was to
not have him in the house.
So here are "The Replacements".
For anyone who hates the smell of vinegar, you can add in some essential oil. Apparently it will hide the vinegar smell. I haven't added any to my mix yet.
This book has changed the way I see clean. Clean doesn't have a smell at all.
1 cup white vinegar
1 cup water
1/2 tsp. liquid dish soap (optional)
3-8 drops essential oil (optional)
Some people add the dish soap in the beginning to break down the residue build-up left from "Blue". She suggests a green dish soap such as Seventh Generation. I love this soap. Eventually this residue will leave on it's own and you will get a perfect clean from vinegar and water alone. I sometimes put a bit less vinegar. It really isn't an exact science. ;)
And on a "green" scrappy note, Susan and I headed down to our favourite thrift shop yesterday looking for treasure and Susan bought an amazing bag of sequins. I am now the proud owner of half the bag! They are sure to be making an appearance on some future LO's!