Making your own household cleaners is not only a great way to save money, but it helps to get rid of harsh chemicals in your home. Homemade cleaners are easy on the environment and your home — which means your kids can get in on the cleaning action and you won’t have to worry about what they’re breathing in. Double win!
These 3 homemade cleaner recipes can just about replace everything you have in your cleaning arsenal. If you’re unsure about using them on your surfaces, test them in a small area before cleaning the entire surface.
Easy Homemade Glass Cleaner
2 cups water
1/2 cup Ammonia
Essential Oils (optional)
Mix all ingredients in a spray bottle. If using essential oils, citrus oils are a great option, as they smell fresh and clean and they help to disinfect.
Use as you would store bought glass cleaner — but use newspapers to wipe your windows clean. This will help you obtain streak free windows, without all the elbow grease!
Homemade Oven Cleaner
2-3 Tablespoons liquid soap, such as dish soap or Castille.
1½ cups Baking Soda
2 Tablespoons Salt
¼ cup Vinegar
Water (if needed)
Combine the soap, baking soda, salt in a bowl.
Add in the vinegar, just a little at a time as it will fizz, until it forms a paste. If the mixture is too thick to spread, add in a little bit of water.
Spread the natural oven cleaner all over your oven using a pastry brush, covering it completely.
For best results, let it sit for more than 4 hours.
Then you’re able to wipe it off and enjoy your naturally clean oven! Go ahead and bake yourself cake to celebrate!
Homemade All Purpose Cleaner
1 cup water
1 cup vinegar (White Vinegar or Apple Cider Vinegar both work)
10 – 20 drops Essential Oils such as Lemongrass or Lavender (these are optional, however they help your cleaner smell fresher, and can also help with disinfecting)
Combine all of the ingredients In a spray bottle and shake so the essential oils will mix in.
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