Learn how to make safe and environmentally friendly cleaners for every part of your home.
Making your own cleaners at home is not only cost effective, but it ensures that you’re not exposing your family and the environment to harmful chemicals. Learn how to make your own natural cleaning solutions with ingredients you already have in your pantry.
9 cups water
1 cup vinegar
Mix and pour into a spray bottle for easy application. Test this cleaner on a small portion of whatever you’re cleaning to make sure it won’t damage your surfaces. Avoid using this on marble or granite surfaces, as the acidic quality of the vinegar can eat away at the stone.
2 cups water
½ cup white or cider vinegar
¼ cup rubbing alcohol
Optional: 1-2 drops essential oil of your choice
Mix and pour ingredients into a spray bottle. Spray solution on a towel or cloth then apply to glass. Avoid using this cleaner on windows on bright, sunny days as the solution will dry too quickly and leave streaks.
½ a lemon
½ cup borax (found in the detergent aisle)
Dip the lemon into the borax and scrub area. Rinse then wipe the area dry. This cleaner is ideal for rust stains and on porcelain and enamel, but should not be used on marble or granite.
1 gallon hot water
1 cup powdered dishwasher detergent
1 cup liquid chlorine bleach
Mix and pour ingredients into a stainless steel, plastic, or enamel container. Soak stained article for 15-20 minutes, or until you see the stain begin to lift. Wash as normal. This stain remover is ideal for badly stained or bleachable garments.
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