Monday, August 2, 2010

Homemade Cleaners

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Here are the recipes to some of my house cleaners.  If you want a cleaner to smell great too, go to your local hobby store or health food store and check out the essential oils. A few drops in a large spray bottle with your cleaner goes a long way!

Glass Cleaner:


2 cups of water
½ cup white (clear) or cider vinegar
¼ cup rubbing alcohol (the 70% concentration type)

Mix these ingredients and store in a spray bottle. Spray on paper towel or a cloth first and then wipe glass/mirror.

All purpose cleaner and deodorizer:


4 Tbsp baking soda
1 Quart warm water

Pour this on a clean sponge and wipe. It's really good for inside the
Refrigerator, your appliances and your kitchen counters.


Scrub: 

½ of a lemon½ cup borax*

Dip lemon into borax and scrub the area you want to clean then rinse.
(not safe to use on marble or granite surfaces).

Sink Scrub:

Sprinkle salt and baking soda in sink and scrub with an old wet rag. The salt and baking soda become like a paste and it works great! Run a bit of white vinegar over it and down the drain to clean and freshen. Rinse
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3 comments:

Cheryl said...

Great ideas--I, too, am always looking for ways to save money :-). Thanks for sharing and linking at Frugality Is Free.

FrugalMom said...

I like the idea of homemade, and it really is amazing what vinegar can do.

MomAlotOfChocolate said...

I am def going to have to try these out!! Thanks!