Non-Toxic DIY Cleaning Products You Can Make On a Budget

Posted by on January 25, 2017 in Economy, Tiny Homes & Frugal Living with 1 Comment

Amy Goodrich | Natural News

Household-Cleaners

For many of us, spring means giving the whole house a good scrub. These days’ supermarkets are providing a wide range of cleaning products which all promise to make life easier and tackle dirt in a matter of seconds.

While these options may seem convenient and effective, most people don’t realize that these chemical-laden cleaning products are slowly poisoning our body and the environment.


And if you thought making your own environment- and body-friendly household products is time-consuming, expensive or won’t work, this article will quickly change your mind.

Closer look at the ingredients

Baking soda: to clean, deodorize, scour and soften water.
Washing soda: similar to baking soda, but stronger and inedible.
Castille soap (or unscented soap): use biodegradable, unscented soap to clean just about anything.
Borax (sodium borate): to clean, deodorize, disinfect and soften water.
White vinegar: to remove grease, mildew, odors, wax build-ups and tougher stains.
Unscented cooking oil: to clean woody surfaces.

FYI: Borax is a mild skin irritant, just as baking soda is. It is a natural substance which doesn’t accumulate in the body, can’t be absorbed through the skin and is environment-friendly.

All-purpose cleaner #1
Perfect all-around cleaner for bathroom, kitchen and dirty toys.

• 1 teaspoon borax
1/2 teaspoon washing soda
• 1 teaspoon liquid castile soap
• 2 cups warm distilled water
• Essential oils of your choice
• Spray bottle (glass is best)

Add borax, washing soda, and castile soap to a spray bottle. Add 2 cups of warm distilledwater (or boiled water). Shake and use as needed.

All-purpose cleaner #2
Can be used to remove water deposit stains and dirt from chrome fixtures, windows and mirrors.

1/4 cup vinegar
1/8 cup baking soda
1/4 gallon or 1 liter water
• Essential oils of your choice (optional)

Mix all ingredients in a spray bottle. Use as needed.

Non-Wood Surface Cleaner
This works great to clean windows, mirrors, countertops and other non-wood surfaces.

• 2 parts white vinegar
• 1 part water
• Essential oils of your choice
• Spray bottle

Fill a spray bottle with vinegar, water and essential oils.

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  1. millst56@gmail.com' Superb Cleaning says:

    I have never imagined that I can use all these products for cleaning. I am really happy that I discovered your blog, count me as a regular reader from now on. http://www.superbcleaningservices.co.uk/

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