How much money do you figure you spend on chemically produced household cleaners a month? Let’s think about it! The average person purchases a numerous amount of cleaning supplies for individual household surfaces. You’ve got your glass cleaner, tile cleaner, furniture polish, toilet cleaner, carpet disinfectant, and whatever you might use as a general disinfectant cleaner. However, for some families, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. You can purchase many of the cleaning products for around $1.00-$3.00. Those prices can add up! Not only that, many of the products offer to do a GREAT Job but deliver a mediocre job and a worn out hand.
Who needs all those harsh products? Your ancestors didn’t. Why not make your own natural household cleaners? They are better for your health, better for the environment, and more gentle on your skin. These household cleaners are multi-purpose. That’s right! You will love the extra space under your cabinets. Did I mention that these natural household DIY cleaning products are easy to make and inexpensive? Try them out! You will love them!
All Purpose Disinfectant
This Non-Toxic recipe is an all purpose household cleaner and disinfectant. It can be used to clean tables, counter tops, walls, cabinets, tiles, floors, bathrooms, carpets and just about anywhere else. Use it in a pour bottle or a spray bottle.
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2 tsp. borax (Borax can be found in the laundry section of a supermarket)
4 Tbs. vinegar
3 C. water
Simply mix all ingredients in the bottle and use.
* Always test in a corner of the carpet or fabric before applying to whole carpet.
* Contact manufacturers for carpet scrubbers.
Olive Oil Furniture Polish
This Non-toxic furniture polish is suitable for any wood surface and will make your hands feel smooth.
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1/2 C. olive oil
1/2 C. vinegar
Simply mix the oil and vinegar in a bottle and use.
1 C. water
1 large jar or 2 small jars
2 pks. gelatin
1 Tbs. salt
Color dye (about 7-10 drops)
1. Bring 1/2 C. water to a boil.
2. Stir in gelatin and mix until dissolved.
3. Add salt, 1/2 C. cold water and color dye and mix well.
4. Pour into jar(s).
5. Add your fragrance and stir with a spoon.
*Let it sit for 2-3 days but do not refrigerate.