If you’re concerned about harmful chemicals in some cleaning products or are just curious about making your own all-natural alternatives to store-bought cleaners, try these simple recipes that are also good for the environment.
1 cup mineral oil
1 t. lemon oil
Combine. Store in a spray bottle.
All Purpose Cleaner
1 part white vinegar
1 part water
Combine. Pour into a spray bottle. Shake, then let it set a week before using. Cleaner removes hard water stains, cleans trash cans, wipes away wall smudges, and much more. Do not use on granite as it will etch the stone.
½ cup borax powder
Dip the lemon into the borax and scrub, then rinse. Removes rust stains on porcelain or enamel sinks and tubs. Not safe for marble or granite.
¾ cup baking soda
¾ cup white vinegar
10 drops tea tree oil
10 drops lavender essential oil
Combine. Pour into a spray bottle.
Hardwood Floor Cleaner
1 gallon water
1 cup white vinegar
10 drops peppermint essential oil
Mop floor with this solution.