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10 Homemade Cleaning Products That Really Work

Spring cleaning season is right around the corner! It’s time to ditch those store-bought products for cheaper DIY options that do just as good of a job.

Try making your own DIY cleaning products at home with these easy recipes. 

Bath

  • Recipe: 1/2 cup baking soda + 1/4 cup hydrogen peroxide + 1 tsp dishwashing soap
  • How it works: The hydrogen peroxide acts as a bleaching agent and the baking soda removes traces of water and soap residue.

 
Mirror

  • Recipe: 1 1/2 cups water + 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol + 1/2 cup vinegar + 1 tbsp cornflour
  • How: In a bottle with a spray bottle.
  • How it works: The cornstarch cleans the build-up on the mirror.

 
Toilet

  • Recipe: 1/2 cup baking soda + 1/2 cup vinegar and about 10 drops of tea tree oil
  • How: In a large jar.
  • How it works: The mixture of the first two ingredients flushes all the particles from the sides of the toilet.

Dust

  • Recipe: 1 cup hot water + 1/4 cup vinegar + about 10 drops of citronella essential oil + 2 tbsp olive oil
  • How: In a bottle with a spray bottle.
  • How it works: Olive oil shines wood while also protecting it.

Floor

  • Recipe: 16 cups hot water + 1/4 cup vinegar + 1/4 cup baking soda + 1 tbsp dishwashing liquid
  • How: In a bucket.
  • How it works: The combination of these ingredients cleans and removes dirt.
     

Carpet

  • Recipe: 1 cup bicarbonate of soda + 1/2 cup Borax + 25 drops essential oil of your choiceHow: In a container with a spout or a jar with a hole in the lid, like an old spice jar.
  • How it works: Baking soda deodorizes and Borax is a natural disinfectant.
     

Sink/All-Purpose In The Kitchen
 

  • Recipe: 2 cups vinegar + 2 cups water + 10 drops tea tree essential oil and 5 drops citronella essential oil
  • How: In a bottle with a spray bottle.
  • How it works: No more smells! The vinegar cleans and the essential oils freshen the air.

 
Windows
 

  • Recipe: 16 cups water + 1/4 cup vinegar + 1 tsp liquid dish soap
  • How: In a bucket.
  • How it works: The vinegar dissolves dirt, even on the outside.

 
Ceramics

  • Recipe: 3/4 cup baking soda + 1/4 cup lemon juice + 3 tbsp salt + 3 tbsp dishwashing soap + 1/2 cup vinegar + 10 drops essential oil of your choice
  • How: In a container with a lid or spout.
  • How it works: Salt removes stains from ceramics.

Fruit And Vegetable Cleaner
 

  • Recipe: 2 cups water + 2 tbsp vinegar + 2 tbsp lemon juice + 10 drops grapefruit seed extract
  • How: In a spray bottle.
  • How it works: Grapefruit seed extract has antimicrobial properties.
     

 

 

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