Homemade Cleaning Supplies

Any time I can make something myself instead of buying a product, I’m inclined to give it a try. I wanted to try making some homemade cleaning supplies so I could use products that don’t have that chemical smell and don’t cost much to make. Here is what I made in case you’d like to give it a try! For the essential oils, lemon and orange are great options.

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Bathroom Cleaner

3/4 c. baking soda
juice from 1/2 a lemon (about 1/4 c)
3 tablespoons salt
3 tablespoons liquid dishwashing soap
1/2 cup vinegar
10 drops essential oil (optional)

Mix all ingredients together in a medium bowl to make a paste; use scrub brush or sponge to apply to tub, shower walls, & sinks.  (Be sure to test a small area to make sure paste does not scuff tub surface; if so, eliminate the salt from the mixture! Rinse well with water and a wet cloth, then dry with a clean cloth or old towel.

Glass Cleaner

1 1/2 cups vinegar
1 1/2  cups water
5-10 drops essential oil (optional)

Mix vinegar, water, & essential oil together in spray bottle.

All Purpose Cleaning Spray

1 tablespoon Borax
1 tablespoon washing soda
1 teaspoon dishwashing soap
1 cup vinegar
4 cups hot water
25-30 drops essential oil (optional)
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Whisk all ingredients together well in large bowl, then pour into spray bottle.  Spray on, then wipe surface clean with a damp cloth.  Can be used to clean and disinfect almost any surface!

I found these recipes at

http://www.livingwellspendingless.com/2013/03/13/green-thrifty-cleaning-products/

One thought on “Homemade Cleaning Supplies

  1. A couple things, I am going to try some of these, and I will get you my friends excellent window cleaner recipe. Also, I love your little model you use fro demos. Love you girls.

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