Thursday, January 8, 2009

DIY Home Cleaners

I've been looking for ways to save money and also looking for cleaners that are non-toxic because of my son's new found love of getting into things he shouldn't. I found these recipes on, a blog I follow. I also wanted to add one of my own that I found that is great at getting out stains.

Stain Remover:
1/4 scoop Oxyclean(I use the free & clear one) to a large spray bottle
Fill almost to the top with hot water, make sure the oxyclean dissolves
Then add 2 tbls castille soap
This got sharpie out of my couch :)

Glass Cleaner
1 cup distilled white vinegar
2 cups water
1/2 tsp dish soap
10-15 drops essential oil
Spray Bottle

All Purpose Cleaner
1/2 tsp washing soda
1/2 tsp liquid Castille soap
2 cups hot water
10-15 drops essential oil
Spray Bottle

Hydrogen Peroxide
10-15 drops essential oil
Spray Bottle

Hardwood Floor Cleaner
4-5 Tbsp Murphy's Oil Soap
2 Cups Water
Spray Bottle

Furniture Polish
2 cups oil (vegetable or olive)
1 squeezed lemon
15 drops of lemon essential oil

Air Deodorizer
1 tsp baking soda
1tsp vinegar
2 cups water
10 drops essential oil
Spray Bottle