Home Made Products

Ecolistic Cleaning prevents waste by using concentrates and refilling spray bottles. We recycle whenever possible.

We originally made our own products with our signature recipes, but as we grew we switched over to purchasing green cleaning products from the experts. Below are some of the ingredients we used to make the original EC recipes… the home made cleaning products used by Ecolistic Cleaning back in day!

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. Bronner’s 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

Lavendar 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

What’s 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 VOC’s and POP’s found in many chemical cleaners are… simply put… 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, founder and owner 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

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