These homemade-cleaning-supplies for recipes have become
quite popular, but some don’t really feel something is truly
clean unless there are chemicals involved in the process.
Acutally, chemicals leave a residue that dirt attaches itself to
and surfaces get dirty even quicker.
The good news is that many of these supplies are probably in
your kitchen cupboard or refrigerator, if you are willing
to take the time to make some non-toxic cleaning-recipes
for use around the home.
They are much cheaper than buying the typical store-bought
products, and as mentioned, will require a bit of your time
to mix up in batches. But once mixed, you will have them
on hand, and you are good to go.
Keep These Homemade-Cleaning-Supplies
Non-toxic, scours well, natural deoderizer
Deoderizes, inhibits mold growth
Fights natural bacteria, an acidic cleanser
A nice deoderizer
Breaks down protein, and can be purchased at
Health food stores. To remove chocolate from a
rug or upholstered furniture, grind the pepsin
and mix with water to make a paste. Rub in the
paste and let sit a few hours. Wipe away.
Liquid, flakes or bar form, great for plumbing fixtures
TEA TREE OIL
Deoderizes, disinfects, cuts mold and mildew
Optional but nice for scent – orange, peppermint, rosemary
Removes ink from ceramic tile, clothes
and laminate counters
Natural Antiseptic, works well in bathrooms
Wipes soap scum, mildrew, grease, waxy build-ups
Vinegar is an absolute must for your list of
Here is a sample of just what you
can do with some of these supplies.
Cleaning The Microwave
2 slices of lemon or 1 tblsp. lemon juice
in a cup of water.
Microwave on high 30 seconds, wipe down with
a dry rag.
You can do this without the lemon, if you prefer.
Liquid Dish Soap
1/4 cup soap flakes grated from a bar.
Dissolve this item in 2 cups hot water.
Add 1/4 cup vegetable glycerin
1/2 tsp. lemon or tea-tree oil
Let cool. Store in a squeeze container.
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
Shake gently, store in a glass spray bottle.
Store in a cool dark place.
Toilet Bowl Cleaner
2/3 cup borax
1/3 cup lemon juice
Let sit for 1 hour in bowl and flush.
Multi-purpose Bath Cleaner
1 1/2 pints water
1/2 cup rubbing alcohol
1 tsp. household ammonia
1 tsp. liquid soap
1 tsp. lemon juice
Spray and wipe with a damp cloth.
Tips For Storage of Your Supplies
Keep spray bottles, glass jars and pails handy for keeping your
pastes and sprays in that you will make up. A windex bottle
works best, as vinegar degrades ordinary plastic eventually.
Have toothebrushes handy for scrubbing faucets and grout.
Clean with washable and reusable rags rather than paper towel.
A good supply of sponges.
An old metal grater for grating bars of soap.
You are really helping to reduce your carbon footprint by
using natural cleaning supplies mainly because there will be
no additional chemicals released into the air.
Your air at home will be much easier to breathe and less harmful
to your family, your pets, and you.