Yes, I am still going on about Isabel’s shoes. Who wears shoes like these??
Here is a picture of Isabel this past weekend using her new steam mop that I insisted she buy for the “Green Cleaning at Isabel and Willie’s House” campaign I am currently touting. I am switching all the cleaning products in her house to environmentally friendly/nontoxic products. (Recipes below.) OK, so I get it, when you go out—maybe you do a book signing, you eat at a restaurant, perhaps you are on a date with your excessively cute husband, Willie—you wear ridiculously high-heeled shoes that greatly increase your risk of falling to an untimely death…You don’t wear the shoes when you are partaking in a green-cleaning tutorial. Am I crazy?
Ahh, she is so frustrating!
Here is a simple recipe for a soft scrub cleaner that will replace toxic alternatives.
Creamy Soft Scrub:
- 1 cup baking soda
- Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soap
Pour baking soda into a bowl and add enough Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soap to make a texture like frosting. Scoop the mixture onto a sponge and wash the surface. This is the perfect solution for cleaning the bathtub, shower, kitchen sink, etc. It rinses easily and doesn’t leave a gritty residue.
Note: I mix as I go, using the corner of the sink or shower stall. To sanitize, take 1/2 lemon and squeeze juice into the mixture. The mixture will foam (just like scrubbing bubbles!) and it makes stainless steel shine like a mirror. An alternative to lemon is vinegar, which kills bacteria. It makes the mixture foam and bubble too.
- 1 tsp. Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soap
- 1 cup white vinegar
- 2 cups water
- Spray bottle
Combine all ingredients into the spray bottle, shake a bit and use as you would a commercial brand. The soap in this recipe is important, as it helps cut greasy residue. This window cleaner REALLY works and leaves a streak-free shine.