Homemade Cleaners: 10 Homemade Household Cleaner Recipes


Going green is always a great way to do things, most especially inside our homes. And what better way to do that than to use home-made cleaners without any harsh chemicals that can harm the environment.
Found this awesome post by Frugal Living Mom about home-made household cleaner recipes.
Kitchen Counter Scrubber: To get off tough gunk, mix kosher salt and water and scrub with a wet cloth or sponge.
Window Cleaner: Combine 1/2 teaspoon mild dish detergent, 3T vinegar, and 2 cups of water into a spray bottle. Use it just like you’d use the commercial window cleaner.
Glass Shower Cleaner: Cut a lemon in half and dip it in kosher salt. Scrub the glass shower and watch the soap scum disappear!
Carpet Spot Cleaner: Combine 1/4 cup liquid soap in a blender with 1/3 cup water, until it is foamy. Spray on the stain, then rinse it with vinegar.
Toilet Bowl Cleaner: Simply take 2 cups of vinegar and let it sit in the toilet overnight. In the morning, clean with a toilet bowl brush and flush.
Disinfectant: Skip the bleach and mix 2 cups of water, 3T of liquid soap and about 20 drops of tea tree oil. Use it to wipe down porcelain and tile.
All Purpose Cleaner: Mix 2T vinegar, 1t Borax, a few drops of mild dish detergent, 10 drops of essential oils, and some hot water together in a spray bottle. This solution can be used to clean any hard surface.
Floor Cleaner: Combine 1 cup white vinegar with 1 gallon of warm water in a cleaning bucket and use it to mop your tile or vinyl floors.
Oven Rack Cleaner: Soak your dirty oven racks in a bath tub with hot water, 8 dryer sheets, and 1/2 cup Dawn dish soap. Let it sit overnight, then use the dryer sheets to rub off any remaining grime.
Furniture Polish: Mix 1 cup olive oil with 1/2 cup lemon juice. Shake well and apply a small amount to a cleaning cloth. Spread it over the surface you’re cleaning, and then dry with a separate cloth.
Credits: http://www.frugallivingmom.com/homemade-cleaners-10-homemade-household-cleaner-recipes/

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  • Patti Nicholas
    on Feb 21, 2015

    These are all great cleaners but be sure your dryer sheets are "green" otherwise your using some very nasty chemicals and that's defeating the whole green cleaning purpose. Also once you get your glass and mirrors clean of all commercial cleaning residues try straight hydrogen peroxide for streak-free cleaning.

  • Naomi
    on Aug 28, 2017

    I will use the kitchen counter Scrubber this morning.
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