Keep It Green When You Clean

cleaning 300x225 Keep It Green When You CleanKeeping your camping and hiking gear clean and maintenance is essential to extending its life and creating less hassle for you when it’s time to gear up for an adventure. Since much of this cleaning will most likely take place outdoors, consideration should be giving to the cleaning products you use. These ingredients seep into soils and water runoff eventually makes its way to the sea, which can have severe long-term impacts on coastal areas and the species that inhabit them, not to mention contamination of the very water we depend on for our day-to-day lives. Take the time to do a little research on your cleaners to find out if they contain harmful substances, and make an effort to discontinue use of products that do have them. You don’t have to compromise your standards of cleanliness in order to choose a more eco-friendly product, but the impact your decision will have on the environment now, and in the future, will be worth the change.

You Will Need:

  • Baking soda
  • Lemon (juice and fruit)
  • White vinegar
  • Tea tree oil
  • Salt
These ingredients, despite their humble appearances, are incredibly effective when it comes to cleaning — cutting grease, preventing mold, and leaving things squeaky clean and shiny are all in a day’s work for these simple commodities.

lemons 300x210 Keep It Green When You CleanMold

There are two different formulas you can use for mold: 2 c. water 2 tsp. tea tree oil – OR – 2 c. pure white vinegar juice of one lemon Put either of these formulas into a spray bottle and spray the affected area thoroughly. Do not rinse, let sit for several hours before scrubbing. Repeat if necessary.

Greasy Surfaces

This method couldn’t be easier: simply cover grease with baking soda or salt, which will act as an abrasive, and then scrub with juiced lemon halves. For cleaning at the campsite, you can’t get much more eco-friendly.

baking soda 200x300 Keep It Green When You CleanAll-Purpose Surface Cleaner

Another simple formula for powerful cleansing wherever you need it: 2 c. white vinegar 2c. water 2 drops tea tree oil juice of one lemon Mix the ingredients together in a bucket or a spray bottle, and apply to whatever surface needs cleaning. Simply wipe away with a washcloth when finished. Source: Sunny Scope

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