As of late I have decided I want to find more natural cleaning agents. Yes you can buy vinegar based products at the store now but if its easy why not make it yourself for cheaper if you can. Here are 7 recipes for cleaning products for various parts of your home.
Fake Bleach Real Clean
1 cup hydrogen peroxide
1 cup water
20 drops Lemon Essential oil
Mix In spray bottle and use (make sure to shake before each use)
DIY Furniture Polish
3/4 cup olive oil
Juice of a 1/4 lemon
1 tbsp. Vinegar
4 drops Lemon or orange essential oil
Mix in a squirt bottle, shake before each use. Make sure to use a towel or something heavier because it will stand up longer to the olive oil.
3/4 cup baking soda
1/4 cup lemon juice
3 tbsp. Dish-washing liquid soap
1/2 cup vinegar
10 drops Lemon Essential oil
Either mix in a bucket you intend to use or in a spray/squirt bottle for future use.
1 cup vinegar
1 cup distilled water
10 drops Lemon or orange essential oil
Mix in bottle and shake before each use.
Dish Washing & Hand Soap
1/2 cup Castile Soap
3 cups water
Mix in squirt bottle (old shampoo bottle will work)
Toilet Cleaning Fizzies
1 cup baking soda
1/2 cup citric acid
40 drops Lemon Essential oil
1/2 tsp. Vinegar
1 tbsp 3% hydrogen peroxide
1) Add 1 cup baking soda, 1/2 cup citric acid, and 40 drops lemon essential oil to a mixing bowl. Mix well, breaking up any clumps with the back of your spoon. 2) Add 1/2 teaspoon white vinegar and 1 tablespoon hydrogen peroxide (3% kind) to a small spray bottle. Slowly spray vinegar/hydrogen peroxide onto dry mixture. You may not need to use all the vinegar/hydrogen peroxide. You’ve added enough when it feels like slightly damp (not wet) sand. It should clump together when you squeeze it into a ball, but it should also break apart easily when you drop it into the bowl. (see step 5 above for more details) 3) Scoop fizzy mixture into silicone ice cube tray and press firmly into each opening. One batch should yield about 10-12 toilet cleaning fizzies. Let dry overnight (or up to 2-3 days, depending on the humidity in your home). Make sure completely dry before attempting to remove them from mold. 4) Store in an airtight plastic or glass container
How to use toilet cleaning fizzies drop 1-2 tablets in toilet bowl Let fizz and soak for a few minutes, then wipe bowl with a scrub brush, flush. That’s it. Couldn’t be easier.
DIY Cleaning Wipes
Kitchen Wipes 3 Tbs Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soap (Citrus, Peppermint, and Lavender are my favorites)
3 Tbs Vinegar
4 Drops of Tea Tree, Lavender, or Peppermint Oil (All of these are disinfectants)
1/2 Cup Water After you have placed your towels in the jar, pour the mixture into the jar. If there is extra liquid put into another jar and save for next time. You can also use paper towels but personally I would choose to use towels.
Towels that are well used can be amazing wipes for this project, or if you have no old towels go to your local dollar store or hospice resale shop and get some there. That way you are not adding to waste.
Hope you enjoyed today's post.
See you next time :)