4 Cheap But Effective Homemade Cleaning Product Recipes You Can Make
Fun fact: some items in your kitchen (like vinegar, table salt, baking soda, etc.) are excellent ingredients for making a natural and safe homemade all-purpose cleaner, even better, inexpensive. So next time you run out of your favorite cleaning products and you have guests coming over, you don’t need to run to the store – save yourself from the hassle and simply try these DIY homemade cleaning products instead. The best thing about these DIY cleaners is they’re super easy to make.
When making homemade cleaning products, make sure you know which ingredients don’t go well with each other. Ammonia-based cleaners for example, must not be mixed with products containing bleach like powdered dishwasher detergent and chlorine bleach. The mixture of which can create harmful fumes.
There are many recipes of DIY cleaning products out there for specific uses, which are of course, made with different of ingredients. In this entry, we’ll talk about some of the most common cleaners you can make at home, using ingredients you can find in your pantry.
For a Homemade All-Purpose Cleaner
- 4 tablespoon baking soda
- 1 quarter warm water
Baking soda makes a great cleaner/deodorizer. It’s best for cleaning the inside of your fridge and works great to shine stainless steel appliances and sinks. Simply pour your baking soda and warm water mixture on any surface on a sponge or clean cloth and then wipe the surface of anything you want to clean.
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For Brass Cleaner
- Lemon juice or white vinegar
- Table salt
For bathroom appointments and non-lacquered cabinet pulls made of brass, dampen a clean cloth or sponge with lemon juice or vinegar, then sprinkle on some salt for a little abrasion component. Rub it over the surface lightly and clean thoroughly. Make sure you rinse the surface with water thoroughly as well, and dry the cleaned surface using a clean soft cloth.
- 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol
- 1/2 cup white vinegar or apple cider vinegar
- 2 cups water
- 1 to 2 drops of orange essential oil for scent (optional)
To clean your windows and mirrors with a safe, natural, and effective glass cleaner, combine ingredients above and pour the mixture in a spray bottle. Then, spray the cleaning mixture on a soft cloth or towel first and rub it to the glass.
Make sure you don’t clean your windows and mirrors using this cleaner on a hot and sunny day, as the solution can dry too quickly, leaving your windows with tons of streaks.
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- 1/2 cup sudsy ammonia
- 1 gallon water
Sudsy ammonia contains detergent, an extremely good ingredient for removing and cleaning grime-filled surfaces. This DIY cleaner is best for cleaning grills and oven hoods. Simply dip a sponge or mop to the solution and wipe it all over the surface. Make sure you rinse thoroughly with water
These are just four of the many homemade cleaning product recipes you can make at home using ingredients you can find in your kitchen.
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