Quick and Inexpensive Gift for your Green Friends and Family

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      Just thought I’d share…

      My SIL asked for some environmentally safe cleaners for Christmas.

      They cost about $15 for a 16 oz bottle plus shipping! Yikes!

      Instead, I purchased her the book Clean House, Clean Planet by Karen

      Logan. The book includes all kinds of safe, effective and cheap

      recipes for cleaning along with a comparison with what store-bought

      product they’d replace (e.g. Spray-N-Wash with the homemade). Most of

      the recipes include vinegar, baking soda, essential oils, and liquid

      soap.

      I then purchased one of those large cleaning carry caddies and various

      sized spray bottles, mostly 32-oz. I labeled each bottle with a

      homemade version and ingredients included, mixed up the cleaners, and

      filled the bottles. Two different essential oils (peppermint and tea

      tree) were included along with sponges and dusting wipes from the

      dollar store. All in all, I provided 6 different cleaners and the

      tools to replenish her supply.

      I probably spent about $50 overall, but you could scale this down to

      keep within your budget. The book costs around $10. You can get

      spray bottles at the dollar store. Baking soda and vinegar are

      inexpensive. Mix up one cleaner and include it with the book and some

      sponges in a gift basket and you’ll make your green friends and family

      happy for less than $15!

      Heidi

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Budget101 Discussion List Archives Budget101 Discussion List Quick and Inexpensive Gift for your Green Friends and Family