It's time for Spring cleaning. Let me show you how easy it is to make your own cleaning products. I'm sharing three of my favorite homemade cleaning products, along with a few things I use straight off the grocery store shelf.
Most of the time, I clean on the fly. When I do the dishes, I just use my dish rag to wipe down the counters or the grimy refrigerator handle. If I notice the bathroom sink is dirty, I will simply wipe it down with the washcloth I used to wash my face (and then toss it in the dirty clothes bin).
However, every now and then, things need to be cleaned a little bit better. Items on the kitchen counter need to be removed so the counter can be completely cleaned, the shelves and end tables need to be dusted thoroughly and the bathroom needs some real scrubbing.
When I want to do some deep cleaning, I want to do it without the expensive and toxic chemicals gracing the shelves of my local grocery store. So what do I use?
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As I promised in the video, here are the ingredients. Simply mix them up in glass spray bottles and you have powerful cleaners at your fingertips for pennies on the dollar compared with store-bought cleaners. These measurements are approximate and will need adjustment based on your container size. You may also want to change the ratios slightly or add essential oils. Like all my favorite recipes, they can be changed to make them your own!
This a reminder that acid is not a friend to porous stone. Therefore marble, granite, and other stone floors and counters can easily be damaged by acidic foods or cleaners. Be especially careful when using any cleaner with vinegar in it. Also, be cautious when cleaning unfinished wood as some cleaners can discolor the wood. If in doubt, test a new cleaner in an inconspicuous spot to be sure it is safe for your surfaces.
1 TBSP Dawn dish soap (the original blue stuff)
1/2 C isopropyl alcohol (you can also use vodka)
1 1/2 C water
1 1/2 C water
1/4 C white vinegar
2 TBSP olive oil
10 drops of lemon essential oil
All Purpose Cleaner
2 C water
1-2 tsp of Dr. Bronners Sal Suds
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I hope you will try making your own cleaners. Let me know what you make in the comments!