Green Clean Goddess…

DIY Cleaner Basic Ingredients

If you want to start making your own DIY cleaners, the following staples can really help you a lot:

  1. Baking Power
  2. White vinegar
  3. Borax
  4. Hydrogen Peroxide
  5. Essential Oils
  6. Citrus peels
  7. Castile soap
  8. Good old water.

• BATH AND TILE CLEANER
In a jar or spray bottle, combine 1 2/3 cup baking soda with 1/2 cup castile liquid soap. Add 1/2 cup water and 2 tablespoons vinegar. Shake before using. Apply with a cloth or sponge and rinse well.

• TOILET BOWL CLEANER:
Mix 1/4 cup borax or baking powder and 1 cup vinegar in the toilet. Let it sit for 15 minutes (or longer, if necessary), scrub, and flush.

• SCOURING POWDER:
Combine 1 cup baking powder, 1 cup borax, and 1 cup kosher salt (the fine one) in a jar. Sprinkle on area to be cleaned, wipe with a sponge, and rinse.(You might want to wear gloves- borax dries out your skin)

• GLASS CLEANER:
Combine 1/4 cup vinegar and 4 cups warm water in a spray bottle. Use to clean glass or mirrors with a dry cloth or piece of newspaper.

• DRAIN CLEANER:
Pour 1/2 cup baking powder into drain followed by 1 cup vinegar. Let it sit and fizz for 15 minutes, then rinse boiling water. If it is badly blocked, leave baking soda and vinegar in overnight.

• FLOOR SANITIZER:
In a bucket, mix 1/2 cup borax with 3 liters. Apply with a mop or sponge. Rinsing is not necessary. You can add essential oils in there so it smells divine.

• SOAP SCUM REMOVER:
Sprinkle on baking powder, scrub with a cloth or sponge, and rinse. Vinegar or kosher salt can also work.

• MOLD OR MILDEW REMOVER:
Mix 1/2 cup borax and 1/2 cup vinegar to make a paste. Scrub with a brush or sponge and rinse with water. For tough mold, let it sit for an hour before rinsing with water.

• KITCHEN COUNTER CLEANER
Mix 1 cup of vinegar and 2 cups of water in a spray bottle with essential oils. Spray on your counter and leave for 15 minutes. Wipe down.

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