I've been experimenting with making my own natural household cleansers. It's cheaper and more importantly, it saves you big time on the expensive natural store-bought varieties. You can use these to clean your home and filthy thrifted finds. Here's a few of my favorites and favorite combinations:
Vinegar: Window and counter cleaner for a streak-free shine. Good cleanser recipe base.
Essential Oils: A few drops make your cleanser & home smell heavenly!
Baking Soda: Deodorizer and cleanser. Mix with water to make an abrasive cleanser.
Hydrogen Peroxide: Cleans fresh blood from cloth well! Gentle electronics disinfector.
Rubbing Alcohol: Erases permanent marker stains from certain surfaces. Test first!
Black Tea: The tanins inside may help remove rust from thrifted finds or garden tools.
Club Soda: Clean stainless steal sinks and counters with ease, good general cleanser.
Lemon Juice: Fresh lemon juice cleans & deodorizes. Smells delicious!
Dr. Bronners: Shampoo, body wash laundry soup, dishes, counters, cleans everything!
Borax: Another good all-purpose soap. Often used for laundry.
Olive Oil: Great to polishing wood.
Corn Starch: Clean grease spills, especially on carpet. Pour it on, vacuum it up.
Vinegar + Water + Essential Oil: Smells delicious, cleans everything!
Baking Soda + Water: Make into a paste to scrub stubborn grease or stains.
Essential Oil + Hot Water: I use this to mop the house, smells amazing!
Lemon Juice + Hot Water: Delicious little all-purpose cleanser.
Olive Oil + Lemon Juice: Makes a fresh furniture polish.
I'll be experimenting and making more combinations all year. I love cleaning up with things I already have around the house. Let's see how much we can save this year!
What are your favorite home cleansers? Any "recipes" to share? I always get on a cleaning kick with a new year!