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Make Your Own Cleaning Products

Updated: Apr 23

Making your own cleaning products is a great way to save money, reduce your exposure to harsh chemicals, and be more environmentally friendly.


Here are a few recipes for simple and effective cleaning products that you can make at home:





All-purpose cleaner


Ingredients:

  • 1 cup white vinegar

  • 1 cup water

  • 10 drops essential oil (optional, I like rosemary and lavender)

Instructions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a spray bottle.

  2. Shake well to combine.

  3. Spray on surfaces and wipe clean with a microfiber cloth.

This all-purpose cleaner can be used to clean countertops, appliances, floors, and more. It is safe to use on most surfaces, but it is always best to test it in an inconspicuous area first.


Glass cleaner


Ingredients:

  • 1 cup white vinegar

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 tablespoon rubbing alcohol

Instructions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a spray bottle.

  2. Shake well to combine.

  3. Spray on glass surfaces and wipe clean with a microfiber cloth.

This glass cleaner is effective at removing fingerprints, smudges, and other dirt and grime from glass surfaces. It is also safe to use on mirrors and windows.


Floor cleaner


Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup white vinegar

  • 1 gallon hot water

Instructions:

  1. Combine vinegar and water in a bucket.

  2. Mop your floors as usual.

  3. Rinse with clean water and let dry.

This floor cleaner is safe to use on most types of flooring, including hardwood, linoleum, and tile. It is also effective at removing dirt, grime, and sticky messes.


Toilet bowl cleaner


Ingredients:

  • 1 cup baking soda

Instructions:

  1. Sprinkle baking soda onto the inner walls of the toilet bowl.

  2. Dip brush into toilet water and scrub sides with baking soda to remove particles

  3. Flush


This cleaning strategy is effective at stains and grime from the toilet bowl. It is also non-toxic and environmentally friendly. It may not have the disinfecting effect of vinegar, but it likely removes particles easier due to the texture of the baking soda.


*Important to note that mixing vinegar and baking soda theoretically will neutralize the cleaning power of each other since one is acidic and the other is very alkaline.




These are just a few of the many ways you can make your own cleaning products at home. By using simple, natural ingredients, you can save money, reduce your exposure to harsh chemicals, and reduce the need for plastic bottles shipped across the world or delivered to your home.

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