Many people wonder how to make cheap cleaning supplies with items you usually have at home, but don’t know what to mix. How much of this; how much of that? Which surfaces do you use it on? Is it really safe? If you have those questions and more, check out these simple homemade cleaning supply recipes below.
Natural Oven Cleaner
5T Baking soda
3 drops liquid dish soap
4T white vinegar
Mix all ingredients until they form a thick paste. Apply paste to the inside of your oven and scrub with a sponge. Wipe clean,and rinse thoroughly.
1 cup olive oil
1/2 cup lemon juice
Mix together in spray bottle and shake well. Apply a small amount to a flannel cleaning rag or cleaning cloth and spread evenly over furniture surface. Turn cloth over and polish dry.
Simplest Spray Cleaner
1 cup white vinegar
1 cup water
Mix together equal parts of white vinegar and water in a spray bottle. Use this all natural spray to clean countertops, floors, and even exterior surfaces of the toilet.
Soap Scum Cleaner
Sprinkle baking soda onto a damp sponge to tackle grimy bathtub rings.
Keep Drains Moving
Pour 1/2 cup baking soda into your drain, and run just enough hot water to wash it down. Let sit overnight, then flush thoroughly with hot water. This is also a deodorizer.
1 cup rubbing alcohol
1 cup water
1 tablespoon white vinegar
Mix together in a spray bottle. Use just like you’d use a commercial window cleaner.
Creamy Bath Tub Scrub
1/2 cup of baking soda
liquid detergent (see amount below)
Pour the baking soda into a bowl, and add enough liquid detergent to make it into a texture like frosting. Put the mixture onto a sponge, and wash the surface.
Mold and Mildew Repellent Spray
2 teaspoons tea tree oil
2 cups water
Mix together in a spray bottle and use on anything from a musty rug to a moldy shower curtain.
Place bowls of fragrant dried herbs in any room of the house for a natural air freshener.
Boil orange peels and a dash of cinnamon on the stove to make your entire house smell festive.
Pour a little salt on the rust, squeeze a lime over the salt. Let it soak for 2-3 hours. Use the leftover rind to scrub the rest of the rust off.
Carpet Stain Remover
Use club soda to remove stains right away, or dump cornmeal on big stains. Let soak for 15 minutes and vacuum up.