On the 50 Shades of Green scale this one is light. By making your own household cleaners, not only will you save your home from all the chemicals in conventional cleaners, but you’ll save money too! There are some wonderful green companies out there making all kinds of household cleaning products – but they come at a price. Here are my favorite DIY cleaning recipes that will save you a bundle and tackle cleaning and disinfecting your home.
1 – All Purpose Cleaner Recipe
Fill a spray bottle with a 50/50 mixture of white vinegar and water
Optional- Add a few drops of Lavendar essential oil for scent
To make this disinfecting cleaner a degreaser as well:
Add 1-2 TBS dish soap (I like Seventh Generation for my dishes)
To make it a hard floor cleaner, I add a couple tablespoons of baking soda as well.
2 – Glass Cleaner Recipe
1/4 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup rubbing alcohol
1 Tablespoon cornstarch
2 cups warm water
For spot cleaning mirrors or windows, I’ll just put a little rubbing alcohol on a microfiber cloth and wipe down.
3 – Granite Cleaner Recipe
Don’t use vinegar here as it can strip the seal on your stone!
2 cups water
*Dr. Bronner’s is pricey, but you use so little for SO many purposes – so it’s worth the splurge on a bottle. I like the Tea Tree and Peppermint soap for cleaning!
For soap scum on your shiny bath and sink fixtures, just rub a cut lemon over them and wipe away with a micro fiber cloth.
I should also mention that I use micro fiber cloths for all our cleaning. No paper fibers like with paper towels, streak-free, and you can wash and reuse them over and over again.
So there you have it – Three quick and easy recipes for DIY green cleaning you can try today! What are some of your favorite DIY cleaning recipes?