Saturday, March 14, 2009

More homemade cleaner recipes

Sorry for the really long post. I have even more recipes for homemade cleaners, but didn't want to post all of them. I'd be happy to email them to anyone who wants them, just let me know!

Daily shower spray
Simply give your shower a few quick sprays after you jump out!
1 cup water
1/3 cup rubbing alcohol
Combine and pour into a spray bottle. Simply spray the shower when you get out, no rinsing is required when you use this daily shower spray.

In a 32 ounce clean spray bottle, place 4 tablespoons of Ultra Downy fabric softener (you can chose the scent you like best, or use liquid fabric softener you already own.) Then fill the spray bottle with water, leaving about an inch from the top. Gently shake, then use just as you would use febreeze.
As with all cleaners, spot test before spraying on any fabric or furniture.

Antibacterial Bathroom Cleaner Recipe
Great for disinfecting the bathroom when your family has the flu!
1 cup baking soda
2 tbsp liquid soap
2 tsp tea tree essential oil
1 tsp peppermint essential oil
1 tbsp white vinegar (optional)
In a bowl, add baking soda then liquid soap. Mix well until the baking soda forms a paste. If it is still too crumbly, add slightly more liquid soap until it forms a paste, as some liquid soaps are more "liquidy" than others. Next, add essential oils, mixing well, then add vinegar.
To use, put a small amount on your bathroom sponge to scrub down your toilet seat, shower, bathtub, sink and counter. Rinse out your sponge, and go over it again with clean water.

Lemon dishwasher detergent
This dishwasher detergent is for your dishwasher, not for using for handwashing dishes.
1/2 cup citric acid
1 1/2 cup borax
15 drops of lemon essential oil
Combine and store in a sealable plastic container.
Pour (or use a scoop) to pour into your dishwasher's detergent compartment and use the wash cycle as usual.

Prewash Laundry Stain Removal Treatment Recipe
This stain removal recipe can be made in bulk and stored in a plastic spray bottle.
Create a mixture of 1/3 cup water, 1/3 cup liquid detergent, 1/3 cup ammonia. Pour into a clean plastic spray bottle. To use, spray directly on stain, and let soak before washing in the washing machine as normal.

Laundry Detergent Recipe
In a large heavy-duty plastic container, combine 1 cup soap flakes, 1/2 cup washing soda and 1/2 cup of borax.
Use 1/2 cup of mixture per load of laundry. Use with cold and warm water washes, with cold water rinse.

Hand Santizing Gel Recipe
1/4 cup aloe vera gel
1/4 cup grain alcohol
10 drops fragrance oil
1 drop food coloring
Combine ingredients and shake well. Store in a spray pump bottle to use.