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Going Green? The Pros Swear By These Homemade Cleaning Solutions

Redbook Logo By Brigitt Earley of Redbook | Slide 1 of 14: Sometimes the best cleaning solution is one you have right in your pantry. Whether you're on a spring cleaning rampage, you need to scrub red wine out of your new carpet, or you're trying to stop the stomach bug from spreading through your house like wildfire, staples like vinegar, baking soda, and essential oils can help. Experts say these DIY homemade cleaners are just as tough on bacteria as conventional cleaning products, but much gentler on your body and the environment. From an all-purpose solution without vinegar for countertops, to wood polish for furniture, to bathroom cleaners, there's something for every dirt- and germ-filled area of your home. (Yep, even the toilet!)

Sometimes the best cleaning solution is one you have right in your pantry. Whether you're on a spring cleaning rampage, you need to scrub red wine out of your new carpet, or you're trying to stop the stomach bug from spreading through your house like wildfire, staples like vinegar, baking soda, and essential oils can help. Experts say these DIY homemade cleaners are just as tough on bacteria as conventional cleaning products, but much gentler on your body and the environment. From an all-purpose solution without vinegar for countertops, to wood polish for furniture, to bathroom cleaners, there's something for every dirt- and germ-filled area of your home. (Yep, even the toilet!)

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