Homemade Cleaning Solutions
Here are some of my favorite recipes!
Oven Cleaner: Sprinkle oven with baking soda after getting the surface damp. Let is sit for 15 minutes. The scrub off.
All-purpose Spray: Mix together vinegar and water &/or Hydrogen peroxide and water. Use on counter tops but not grout.
Rinse Agent: in the dishwasher add 1/2 cup of white vinegar to each load. Also can be used to clean dishwasher in between loads. Use with baking soda (about a 1/2 cup) and run on normal wash cycle.
Dishwasher Detergent: 2 cups baking soda, 2 cups borax, and either 4 packets sugar free lemon drink mix or 1 container of Lemon Shine. Use 1 tbsp for normal load and 2 tbsp for heavy loads.
Toilet Bowl Cleaner: White vinegar and baking soda and lemon juice - make a paste and use on tough stains - use with a pumice stone if needed.
Shower Spray: 1/2 cup blue Dawn dish soap, and 1/2 cup vinegar - Heat vinegar for 2 minutes and then add the dish soap. Spray on shower - wipe off.
Bathtub Cleaner: Use vinegar and baking soda - can use as paste on harder stained areas. Or just spritz on and wipe off.
Bleach Alternative: 1/4 cup of hydrogen peroxide. Add directly to wash.
Stain Remover: 1 cup blue Dawn dish soap 2 cups hydrogen peroxide. Use as a paste on spots and stains. Works great as under arm stain remover.
Fabric Softener: add 1/2 to 1 cup of vinegar to softener receptacle
All-Purpose Spray: 2 cups water, 1 tsp Borax, 3/4 cup white vinegar. Mix in spray bottle
All-Purpose Cleaner: 1 cup hydrogen peroxide, 1 cup water and 1 cup vinegar, Mix in spray bottle
Vinyl Floor Cleaner: Use vinegar water (equal parts) and spray on and wipe off.
Furniture Polish: 1/2 tsp Olive Oil, 3/4 cup lemon juice or vinegar, mix in glass bottle or jar. Use a soft rag and blot onto wood surfaces. Rub in.
Glass Cleaner: 1/8 cup rubbing alcohol, 1 tbsp (or a few drops) blue Dawn dish soap, 1 cup vinegar and 2-3 cups water. Mix in spray bottle.
Whatever your cleaning needs, hopefully one of these super efficient recipes will be just what you needed today!
Make it a great one!
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