I happened to catch this bit on Martha Stewart the other day. All week they are featuring ways to "go green." I saw them demonstrate these cleaning ideas, using common household products. Love it!
7. Use baking soda as a natural surface cleaner. Mix 1/2 cup baking soda with enough liquid dishwashing detergent to create a frostinglike consistency. Apply mixture to a sponge as an ideal cleaner for any sink. Or, if you don't want to use a sponge, dip half a lemon in baking soda for a great sink cleaner.
8. Make your own disinfectant spray with vinegar and any essential oil, such as lemon oil or tea-tree oil. Combine 1/4 cup vinegar, 2 cups water, and 10 drops lemon oil or tea-tree oil. Another good recipe is 2 teaspoons tea-tree oil and 2 cups of water mixed in a spray bottle. Shake well before spraying onto problem areas.
9. Use club soda as a window and glass cleaner. Use a 100 percent cotton cloth to wipe off the club soda.
10. Polish wood with olive oil. Mix 2 parts olive oil with 1 part lemon juice, and use a soft cloth to apply to wood.