Once I had a home of my own and started my family, I made the switch to natural cleaning products. After doing research to find all the in-and-outs of what the best products were, I eventually gave up and started making my own.
Here’s the whole story of my first foray in using and then eventually making my own natural cleaning solutions:
Now that you know what natural ingredients I like to use, I wanted to share my basic and easy recipes. I chose these because they are easy to make, only require a few ingredients and work well for almost all my cleaning purposes.
Let’s get started.
Items you will need:
- A few empty spray bottles
- Measuring cup, spoons
- Marker for labeling (I like to print out the recipe and tape it onto the bottle)
All Purpose Cleaner:
- 4 Cups Warm Water (poor in the bottle first)
- 1 Tablespoon of Sal Suds Soap
- 20 drops of Tea Tree essential oil (if you have delicate surfaces you can eliminate this and just use water and Suds Soap)
Give it a gentle stir to incorporate the ingredients and use. You can reduce the amount of Sal suds if you find there is a residue depending on the spray bottle size you use. You can also substitute the Sal Suds with liquid Dish soap.
Glass Cleaner 1:
- 1 Part Water, 1 Part Vinegar – Mix and Use
- Optional: 10 drops of Lavender Essential Oil
I also use this to dust – I spray a small amount on a microfiber cloth and wipe down to dust surfaces.
Glass Cleaner 2:
- 1Part Water
- 1 Part Vodka
Mix and use. Great on shining granite.
- 1 Part water
- 1 Part rubbing alcohol
Mix and Use. Remember to use an all-purpose cleaner first to remove dirt. Then spray this and leave it on a surface for about 5-10 minutes and then wipe clean.
Let me know if you gave any of these a try and how they worked for you! For the next few months I have the privilege of sharing all of my cleaning and organizational techniques with westchesterwoman.org. Looking forward to your feedback! Comment below with any questions or comments you may have.