Monday, April 12, 2010

Homemade Cleaning Product

I found this great article here at Southern Living on natural cleaning products. You can make these cleaning products from things you already have around your house. They are so much cheaper and work great. I posted the ones I really liked but there are more at the Southern Living link.


Windows: Mix ¼ cup vinegar, 2 cups water, and a squirt of liquid Castile soap (also here is a recipe for the soap) in a spray bottle. Spritz windows and wipe with a sheet of newspaper.

Dishwasher: To disinfect the interior of the machine, pour ½ cup vinegar into the reservoir and run an empty cycle. Or place a small bowl filled with vinegar on the bottom rack and run an empty cycle.

Countertops: Dip the cut side of a lemon half in baking soda to tackle countertops; wipe with a wet sponge and dry. Don’t use on delicate stone, like marble, or stainless steel (it may discolor).

Cutting boards: To remove tough food stains from light wood and plastic cutting boards, slice a lemon in half, squeeze onto the soiled surface, rub, and let sit for 20 minutes before rinsing.

Dishes: To increase the grease-cutting power of your dishwashing detergent, add a teaspoon of lemon juice.

Baking Soda:

Scuffed walls: Erase crayon marks by applying a baking- soda paste (equal parts baking soda and water) to white painted walls (baking soda may dull colored walls). Let dry before brushing it off with a clean cloth.


Baseboards, countertops, and walls: Dissolve 1/2 cup borax in 1 gallon hot water and pour the solution into a spray bottle (which you can store for later use). Spritz generously, wipe down with a damp cloth, and let air-dry.

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Phyllis said...

I make almost all of my cleaning products now and love it. If you would like to see my recipes, they are here:

Miller Moments said...

Great ideas! And your right, I have most of that stuff in my house!