Recently I decided to put together a list of my favourite go to Homemade Cleaners. Having them all in one place for easy access makes it more likely that they will get used on a regular basis. Today I am going to share all my top choices with you.
To make it even easier I have created a printable version that you can keep with your homemade cleaning supplies for quick reference. Save yourself some time and get your copy today.
8 homemade cleaners
1.5 Cups Vinegar
1.5 Cups Blue Dawn Dish soap
1 Large Spray Bottle
Pour both ingredients into the spray bottle and give it a good shake. Spray down your entire bathtub and or shower stall with the solution. Don’t forget the tile and grout or the shower doors. Leave this to soak for 15 minutes before coming to give it a wipe down. Please ensure you rinse this thoroughly off as it does create a very slippery surface. We don’t want any accidents.
1 Cup Baking Soda
30 Drops of Essential Oils
Combine the above ingredients in a small container. Cover your mix tightly with a lid and leave it to sit for 6-8 hours. Using either a container that has a lid with small holes or your fingers (like I do) sprinkle it on the carpet and furniture. Leave it to sit overnight – or at the very least for 20 minutes before vacuuming. The longer you leave it sit the better deodorizing job it will do.
* DISCLAIMER *
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WHAT ESSENTIAL OILS ARE SAFE
FOR THEM TO BE AROUND BEFORE CREATING AND USING ANY
homemade cleaners WITH ESSENTIAL OILS.
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Essential Oils and Pets
¼ Cup Hydrogen Peroxide (3% Grade)
½ Cup Water
½ Teaspoon Dish soap
1 Spray Bottle
Add all 3 ingredients to a spray bottle, seal and shake it well. Soak up an excess mess before spraying this mixture onto your stained area. Allow it to sit for 2-5 minutes before gently blotting out the stain with a cloth. Repeat if necessary.
* DISCLAIMER * Test this solution on an inconspicuous area to ensure that it does not bleach out. I have used it on dark furniture before with no issue at all but it is good to test just to be safe.
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Remove your sheets for washing and sprinkle some Borax all over your mattress. Dry scrub the powder into the mattress with a damp (not soaked) brush. Scrub it in a circular motion to ensure better coverage and cleaning power. Leave it to soak for at least 1 hour. Once it is dry to the touch then vacuum up the remains. Your bed is now ready for its fresh set of sheets.
Homemade Cleaners FOR YOUR KITCHEN SPACES
1 Spray Bottle
Fill your jar with orange peels all the way up to the top. Pour your vinegar in on top making sure to cover the peels completely. Seal up the jar and mark it with the current date. Then set it aside for the next 2 weeks. After 2 weeks has passed remove the peels via a strainer or simply pulling them out. Pour your new citrus cleaning solution into a spray bottle that can be used in the kitchen to degrease as needed.
* DISCLAIMER * Avoid all granite surfaces with this cleaner as it will strip off the top layer.
After you have finished using the cutting board, rinse any food particles off of it. Sprinkle the entire work surface with some coarse salt. Taking your lemon simply cut it in half. Then run one side of the cut lemon over the entire surface of the salted cutting board. Making sure to douse it well in the lemon juice. As well as making the most of the scrubbing power of the coarse salt. Leave it to soak for 15 min, rinse in the kitchen sink and dry.
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1/2 Cup Baking Soda
1 Bucket of Water
1 Old Toothbrush
Fill a bucket with water and baking soda. Using your cloth and the mixture wipe down the inside of your fridge. Using an old toothbrush will help you get into the corners that a cloth and your hands simply cannot reach. If you have stuck on food feel free to sprinkle some of the dry baking soda directly onto it and scrub lightly for an effortless cleanup. Finally, remove all the baking soda residue with a clean, fresh water rinse.
Sprinkle baking soda into your sink. With a cloth scrub it all over in a circular motion. Rinse and repeat if necessary. This will have your sink back to its sparkling and shiny self.
*OPTION * Feel free to take it a step further and rinse your baking soda down the drain with a splash of vinegar. This will work to break down any clogs you have building in your kitchen sink.
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