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Learn to Make Your Own Natural Cleaning Products

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Natural cleaning products are good for the environment and great for your health as well. Many over-the- counter cleaners contain harmful and oftentimes toxic products that can lead to a range of health issues. You do have the option of buying green cleaners but another option is to make them yourselves. If you don't know how to do this, we'll show you how to make your very own natural cleaning products. Because we are an advocate of environmental education, we have listed the following for you.

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People have been doing home cleaning projects since they began living in houses. Everyone wants a nice house, and you have to keep up with it to make it that way.

Here are the 10 Homemade Cleaner Recipes that will help you get your home organized and clean. The materials used are common and easily found home which you’ll be surprised that it works pretty well. Aside from that, they also cost less.

Bathroom Cleaning

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Materials

  • 3/4 c. baking soda
  • 1/2 of a lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons salt
  •  3 tablespoons liquid dishwashing soap
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 10 drops essential oil (optional)

Process

Mix everything in a bowl to create a paste like substance. Once your finish, use a sponge and apply to bath tub and sinks. Apply a small portion first on the tub to try, making sure that the paste doesn’t scrape or brush the surface. If it does, just apply a small portion or remove salt from the ingredients. Once you’re done, rinse well with water and dry with a clean rag.

Furniture Polish

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Materials

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  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • juice from 1/4  lemon
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • drops lemon essential oil (optional)

Process

Mix the ingredients together. Dip the rag from the mixture and squeeze out the excess water. Wipe the surfaces of the furniture. You can also use the same ingredients for polishing stainless steel.

Toilet Bowl Cleaner

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Materials

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1 cup vinegar
  • essential oil

Process

Pour in the baking soda and then slowly pour down the cup of vinegar. It’s normal that the baking soda will react to the vinegar, so don’t worry about it. Make sure that the vinegar covers the bowl surface. You can add essential oil. With a toilet brush scrub surface to get rid of the stains.

Cleaning Spray

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Materials

  • 1 tablespoon borax
  • 1 tablespoon washing soda
  • 1 teaspoon dishwashing soap
  • 1 cup vinegar
  • 4 cups hot water

Process

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl before putting into a spray bottle to make sure that the ingredients are mixed pretty well.  You can use this mixture in any surfaces. Spray and wipe!

Glass Cleaner

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  • Materials
  • 1 1/2 cups vinegar
  • 1 1/2  cups water
  • 10 drops essential oil

Process

Pour all the ingredients in a bowl and put it on a spray bottle. Spray on glass and use crumpled newspaper. This also works well to shine chrome and countertops after you’ve disinfected them.

Dishwasher Detergent

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Materials

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1 cups borax
  • 1/2 cup salt

Process

Add all the ingredients. Store in a container. This can be use in two processes, first, add 1 tablespoon to each of the 2 compartments in your dishwasher and next is add 2 tablespoons of vinegar to your rinse compartment.

Floor Cleaner

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Materials

  • 1 cup vinegar
  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • 8-10 cups hot water
  • 1 tablespoon borax
  • 1 tablespoon washing soda

Process

First add the baking soda and vinegar. Then pour hot water, borax and next is the washing soda. You can add essential oil. Mix all the ingredients make sure that the powder is dissolved. Wipe the floor with mop or sponge.

Stainless Steel Cleaner

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Materials

  • 2 tablespoons baking soda
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 2 cups warm water

Process

Add baking soda, vinegar and warm water. Make sure to mix the ingredients well. Once the mixture stops bubbling, put in a spray bottle. You can now start and spray on stainless surfaces.

Fabric Softener

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Materials

  • ½ vinegar

Process

You can use ½ vinegar as fabric softener. You can add essential oil as well.

Homemade Laundry Detergent

Materials

  • 1 bar Ivory soap
  • 1 cup borax
  • 1 cup washing powder

Process

Put the ivory soap in a microwave bowl and heat for 2 minutes or until the soap turns into foam. Stir the foam and pour borax and washing powder. Allow to cool completely and put in a container. When using, put 1-2 tablespoons. This is best works when you use hot water.

And there you have it, diy natural cleaning products for every inch of your home!

If you tried any of these products or you have some DIY cleaning recipes of your own, share them with us in the comment section.

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Comments

  1. Avatar says

    June 4, 2014 at 8:57 am

    HOMEMADE WASHING DETERENT STATED TO USE “WASHING POWDER” ( WHAT KIND OF POWDER AND WILL THIS BE A LIQUID DETERGENT? ALSO, SEVERAL OF THE CLEANSER CALL FOR “ESSENTIAL OIL” WHAT TYPE OF OIL IS THIS?

  2. AvatarDave says

    September 13, 2014 at 12:29 am

    For cleaning just about any surface, distilled white vinegar mixed 50/50 with water is all you really need.

    As for the mixtures above, they’ll work too, but I would be really hesitant to use on a REAL hardwood floor.

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