We’ve rounded up the best Homemade Cleaners Recipes made from ingredients in your Pantry. Check out the Charts now …
It’s easy to overspend at the supermarket. You can end up with a cupboard full of expensive products that are toxic and over powering. There simply has to be a better way. There is!
You only need a few basic Pantry staples to whip up your own Homemade Cleaners Recipes. They work the same, if not better than the store bought versions and your home will be chemical free.
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We have included a quick video tutorial that will show you how to make 5 Homemade Cleaners Recipes that you won’t want to miss. We have listed recipe details below. Click Play above now ^
Homemade Cleaning Recipes via Simple Living Mama
Here’s what Melissa from Clean My Space has to say about her Homemade Cleaning Recipes -:
“You likely have all these items in your house as it stands; so this should be relatively simple to put together.
Remember, it is wise to use these as a complement to products you buy in-store. Store bought products and homemade products both serve a purpose. I use about 50% store bought and 50% homemade cleaners in my house.”
Homemade Cleaning Recipes via A Typical Englis Home
The 4 key ingredients you’ll require are:
- Vinegar – mild disinfectant, grease cutter, de-scaler, glass cleaner
- Dish soap – neutral pH – gentle and safe on essentially every surface and a mild soap that can lifts off dirt and grime
- Rubbing alcohol – at least 65% USP in order for it to qualify as a disinfectant, can be mixed with water
- Hydrogen peroxide – naturally occurring bleach, used in Oxy powders. Uses oxygen to break bonds between dirt and bacteria and the surface they are on. A great disinfectant, stain remover and natural whitener.
- Baking soda – abrasion, deodorizing, great for replacing a scouring powder. It’s not actually used in any of the recipes but can be used to boost cleaning power by sprinkling on a sprayed surface.
If you wish to, select an essential oil that you like (and perhaps has some extra beneficial properties) and add 10 drops to the bottle
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Here are the recipes:
Glass cleaner – 50/50 water and vinegar mix, use to clean windows and mirrors – smell dissipates quickly
Disinfectant – 50/50 water and rubbing alcohol, use to spray and leave after you’ve cleaned a surface, only use where required i.e. points of contact, cutting boards, bathrooms etc. Note that a disinfectant does not necessarily clean (i.e. lift dirt off) so this is the 2nd part of a two-step cleaning process (first part is the actual cleaning with a cleaner).
All-purpose cleaner – 1-2 tbsp dish soap per bottle of water. Great to use for cleaning kitchen, bathroom surfaces, hallways, most furniture. Won’t leave residue behind. If you are finding residue, reduce the amount of dish liquid being used (they vary in recipes).
Tub and tile cleaner/degreaser – 1 cup vinegar, 1 cup dish liquid. Use for soap scum on tiles and glass, greasy kitchens etc. Spray, let it sit for 5 minutes and start to clean.
Stain remover – 1 cup hydrogen peroxide, 1/2 cup dish liquid. Amazing, simply spray on a stain, rub it in, rinse it out. Can also be used as a pre-treatment for stains. Test in an inconspicuous area first as the hydrogen peroxide may discolour.
Natural Homemade Cleaner Recipes Labels via 11 Magnolia Lane
Some general tips:
Label bottles using easel tape and a permanent marker (easel tape is much easier to remove than a sticker label and is more water-resistant). Label the ingredients, date and name of product.
Use clean bottles and triggers only – don’t use a bottle from another product until the trigger and bottle have been thoroughly rinsed and do not spray out or smell like the old product.
Use different shapes, colours, and sizes of bottles if possible to further ensure you are using the correct product.
Make enough for 1-2 months of use and that’s it. These don’t have the same stabilizers that store-bought products do. Less additives means lower shelf-life.
Never mix a recipe that you make up yourself without checking to see if it is safe to do, some items you cannot mix together!
Remember, a cleaner does not disinfect and a disinfectant does not clean – clean first, disinfect second (many store-bought products can do both).
DIY Cleaning Recipes via Picklee