Thrifty Thursday

November 3, 2016 11:32 am
Updated: November 3, 2016 11:37 am

How to make your own all-purpose household cleaner

WATCH: Green Calgary executive director Areni Kelleppan joins Global Calgary with details on how to save money by making your own all-purpose cleaner.

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Looking to keep your home clean but still cut back on your spending?

Green Calgary executive director Areni Kelleppan joined Global Calgary on Thursday with details on how to save money by making your own all-purpose cleaner.

“It’s really inexpensive and simple to do,” Kelleppan said.

She added that homemade cleaner can also be safer for your household.

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“Some of those anti-bacterial soaps and things like that have a lot of chemicals, like triclosan, that we really want to avoid.”

Ingredients:

1 tsp Borax
½ TBSP Castile soap
3 to 5 drops of essential oils such as tea tree oil or citrus oil, which have anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties (optional)
1 litre of hot/recently boiled water

Kelleppan said Borax can usually be found in the laundry aisle of your local grocery store, while Castile soap (which is oil based) can be found at drug stores and natural food stores.

Directions:

Add the Borax, castile soap and essential oils to a spray bottle. Add water and shake until Borax has dissolved.

© 2016 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc.

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