11 December 2012

Let's be clear about one thing.

Cleaning with vinegar makes your house smell like vinegar. Not prelapsarian freshness. Not naturally clean. Vinegar.

14 comments:

Leah said...

I agree. Although I had to look up "prelapsarian." :D

Gauntlets said...

For prelapsarian, you infuse the vinegar with orange peels before using. Or balsam needles, maybe. Or, like, nail clippings from a newborn. Try that.

Rebekah said...

You dirty chemist.

etem said...

lavender oil.
if you're into that sort of thing.

Rebekah said...

Oh gosh where are all these freaking hippies coming from.

Gauntlets said...

You're dreaming. You're having the dream of your life. Boy, are you so happy right now.

On the other hand, I did try adding lavender oil to vinegar for awhile, back when I did more than spit-clean my floors. It smelled like slightly more expensive vinegar. BUT! My floors were sooooo shiny.

Pr. H. R. said...

I think any acid would do. I have some cresylic acid in the garage. Why didn't you ask?

Cathy said...

We must remain vigilant, as prelapsarian household remedies crouch at the door.

Rebekah said...

I would never use any acid or chemical in my HOME.

etem said...

Go ahead and fill your home with toxins, rebekah.
I'll be bathing in patchouli.

Gauntlets said...

I'm telling you, spit is the answer. It's acidic. It's all-natural. It smells funny.

Reb. Mary said...

And since spit is also a bodily fluid, would it have cancelling properties? Like if I used it to clean up where the toddler just peed all the way across the kitchen and down the hall, they would cancel each other out? And maybe if I enlist everyone who's home we can come up with the 20+ feet of spit required for the job?

Melrose said...

Well if we're going hippie I make mine w/ 50/50 vinegar water then add 1/4 tsp of either soap nut liquid or shaklee H2 soap then 25 drops of grapefruit seed extract (kills everything :) I also add either lavender oil, grapefruit oil, or orange oil. But I like mixing non chemical chemicals. My husband likes to tease me about how my cart looks when I'm checking out with supplies to make homemade cleaning stuff.

Rebekah said...

Guys, seriously. Get these toxins and chemicals off my blog.