DIY cleaner without vinegar??

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I am looking for a DIY cleaner that does not have vinegar in it. I cannot stand the smell but would really like to make my own cleaner. Thanks!!!
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  • Z Z on Sep 24, 2013
    Christy I'm with you on that. I can't even be next to my hubby when he uses his oil and vinegar dressing on a salad. It seems every home made cleaner that I've seen has vinegar as an ingredient so I gave up looking and just stick with steam, Dawn dish washing liquid and baking soda. I'm hyper sensitive to most chemicals, but even if I wasn't I don't want to expose my family, our pets or myself to anything that might be harmful.

  • Christy Christy on Sep 24, 2013
    Becky, I am totally the same way with my husband. I've been building organic cleansers but it get so expensive. I will try the Dawn and baking soda. thanks for the suggestion.

  • Jessica C Jessica C on Sep 25, 2013
    Depending on what you are cleaning, tea tree oil and water works great.

  • Christy Christy on Sep 25, 2013
    Bathroom...mainly the glass for the shower. And also a general cleaner for countertops.

  • Nancy Romanowski Nancy Romanowski on Sep 25, 2013
    My mom uses Lemon Juice and baking soda when she runs out of vinegar

  • Peg Peg on Sep 26, 2013
    I would use the liquid DAWN [I swear by it] & the baking soda, with some water using a scrubee on shower doors & rinse well with hot water! Good Luck! :)

    • Bonnie Lewenza Bonnie Lewenza on Dec 17, 2013
      @Peg The baking soda is great as a scrubber without scratching and it works well, but you are not getting the disinfecting done this way which is essential in the bathroom.

  • Sherry C Sherry C on Sep 26, 2013
    Hydrogen peroxide (from the first aid aisle) is good for sanitizing solid surfaces. Also a good bleach substitute in laundry for white fabrics.

  • Aunt Hilda Aunt Hilda on Sep 27, 2013
    FRESH lemon or lime juice, is a great substitution for vinegar. It's the high amount of acidity that makes for a good disinfecting homemade cleaner.

    • B. Enne B. Enne on Jul 09, 2015
      @Aunt Hilda The big bottled lemon juice is cheap and good as well. I buy it at discount/$ stores. I mix mine with vinegar and dishsoap, and it cleans just about everything. I find it doesn't really smell like vinegar, but you could probably skip it altogether.

  • Irish53 Irish53 on Sep 29, 2013
    I use dry baking soda on a soft rag or sponge for bathroom tile, the tub, and anything glass that needs to be scrubbed clean. Rinse well. And yes I can't use bleach in my wash so I use baking soda and peroxide to whiten my totally white wash.

  • Bonnie Lewenza Bonnie Lewenza on Sep 29, 2013
    If the smell of the vinegar is what you don't like change it. Use lemon or orange peels put them in a large glass jar fill the rest with vinegar. Put in dark cupboard for 2 weeks or longer, shake once in a while. It will no longer smell of vinegar it will be a clean lemon or orange scent with the same benefits of vinegar.

  • Peg Peg on Dec 17, 2013
    After shower dries I spray Clorox I have in a spray bottle along all corners and bottom of shower & let sit! @ Bonnie