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We originally made our own products with original recipes, but as the company organically grew grew we switched over to purchasing green cleaning products from the experts. Below are some of the ingredients we used to make the original, homemade EC cleaning recipes!
- 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
- 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
- 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
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
- anti-mildew and antiseptic
- smells super clean
- 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!
- 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 by Courtney Sunborn, founder 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