Northern Beaches Mums Group
Northern Beaches Mums Group

Create your own eco-friendly cleaning products that are safe for your family, pets and environment

Ditch the cleaning products full of chemicals and create your own eco-friendly, refillable cleaning products that are safe for your family, pets and the environment.

Bathroom

TOILET
For a super heavy duty clean simply put ½ cup of Bicarbonate Soda directly into your toilet bowl. Add ¼ cup of white vinegar and scrub the bowl while the mixture is fizzing. Flush clean. Repeat on tough marks.

GROUT CLEANER
Mix together castile soap with baking soda to create a paste. Apply this paste directly to your grout and allow to sit for at least 30 minutes. Scrub with a brush or cloth and then rinse and wipe clean.

MIRRORS AND WINDOWS
Mix together equal parts of water and white vinegar. Add essential oils (optional) for a lingering scent. I always use citrus scents, use about 10-15 drops for 500 ml. Spray your windows and wipe clean – we love to use old cloths or towels for this.

Kitchen

CLOGGED DRAINS
Put ½ a cup of bicarbonate soda into your drain and top with white vinegar. Once the fizzing has subsided pour 2-3 cups of hot water down the drain to flush through.

OVEN CLEANER
Make a paste from bicarbonate soda, table salt and water. Cover the inside of your oven with this paste – including the glass door, and leave overnight. The next morning wipe off the paste with a warm cloth.

ALL PURPOSE COUNTER CLEANER
Mix together equal parts of water and white vinegar. Add essential oils (optional) for a lingering scent. I always use citrus scents, use about 10-15 drops for 500 ml. Spray your windows and wipe clean – we love to use old cloths or towels for this. This is not recommended for marble, granite or stone bench tops.


Tammy is the owner and founder of Unpackaged, a bulk food and eco ware store. Unpackaged is all about reducing plastic waste and taking life back to basics. Tammy is passionate about the environment and recycling. You can learn more about Unpackaged and its ethos at www.unpackaged.com.au.

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