Friday, June 27, 2008

coming clean

After all this pondering the morality of the business we work in, I've decided to give back today by posting how to replace brand name cleaning products with recipes from eco-warriors who never have to wonder if they're doing the right thing. Yep, this should make up for all my years as an ad broad.


½ c baking soda
½ c vinegar

Directions: Pour baking soda into drain, followed by vinegar. Let stand 30 minutes, flush with boiling water.


¼ c olive oil
¼ cup vinegar

Apply to furniture, rub off.


2 cups baking soda
½ cup Castile soap
4 tsp vegetable glycerin

Store in sealed jar, lasts 2 years.

More eco-clean recipes at Women's Voices for the Earth


Anonymous said...

Okay, now, what about cheeseburgers.

Joker said...

Now I just need to find the eco friendly recipe for napalm. :D

interesting recipes, might actually try some since I don't always have Drano, but I always have baking soda, vinegar and boiling water.

Ad Broad, oldest working writer in advertising said...

@ mtlb-want that with fries?

@ joker-napalm recipe available here

Anonymous said...

I'm always amazed that people don't try a plunger first. You can get a small one to have under the kitchen sink so you don't have to use the poopy one where you wash your dishes. And you're attempting to pull the clog UP, not push it down. That's why they call it a clog in the first place.

Vinegar is supposed to be good for indigestion, too. I tried it once, a teaspoon in a glass of water, but it got nasty after awhile.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for these. Aside from being ecofriendly, some of these might be cheaper, too. Maybe I have another. I was spraying weed killer on my driveway and my son explained that soapy water would accomplish the same thing. I suspect he's right, given the condition of the part of my lawn where he placed the soap bucket while washing the car.