Monday, May 18, 2009

Homemade Natural Cleaning Products: All-Purpose Cleaner

I use this everywhere and have made enough spray bottles for each bathroom and the kitchen. It beats grime, neutralizes odor, lifts stains and soap scum. If you add 3% hydrogen peroxide, it disinfects too.

All-Purpose Citrus Spray.

1/2 cup White Distilled Vinegar
1/2 cup 3% hydrogen peroxide (optional)
1/2 tsp. castile soap
1 1/2 cup warm water
1/2 tsp antiseptic essential oil (one or two flavors--we did lemon and orange)
5 drops of Grape Seed Extract (optional)

Shake well. Spray and wipe.

Another recipe

All Purpose Cleaner/disinfectant
2 cups water
4 tbsp white vinegar
2 tsp of borax or washing soda
1/4 cup castile soap
1 tsp tea tree oil (optional)

1 comment:

Allie said...

Hmmm...I have gone back and forth about using natural cleaners mostly because I am a bit anti-environmentalism and questioning whether they really worked (I LOVE Windex.). But then I read something about how our ancestors were the original environmentalists, reusing things that we today would consider trash, baskets (the first reusable grocery totes), etc. and thinking of it in historical terms, does not bother me. I feel as though that was bit rambly and all of that to say that I think that I will try some of your recipes once we are moved into our new place : )


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