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.
Bathroom Cleaner3/4 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 Cleaner1 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 Spray1 tablespoon Borax 1 tablespoon washing soda 1 teaspoon dishwashing soap 1 cup vinegar 4 cups hot water 25-30 drops essential oil (optional)
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!
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