Ideas for Making Homemade Cleaning Products
Are you searching for homemade cleaning recipes you can use? Creating natural home cleaning solutions for cleaning is a great way to save money as well as reduce your exposure to toxic chemicals. Here are some tips for cleaning your home with homemade cleaning products.
Do you have furniture to polish? A natural solution to polishing your furniture is to use a ½ cup of lemon juice and one tea spoon of olive oil or mineral oil. The smell of lemons will fill your room with a beautiful fragrance and its also are a great disinfectant.
Do you have rust stains in your sink for bathroom? A great way to get rid of those unsightly stains is to sprinkle a little salt on the stain then pour lemon over the salt. Let the solution soak into the stain for a few hours then scrub clean. Grout can also be cleaned by letting lemon juice sit on the area for 30 minutes.
Mix lemon juice and water with baking soda and you’ve got your own all purpose cleaner that’s great for cleaning stubborn dirt on just about any surface including dishes, the oven, bathroom tub and tile. For stubborn stains in dishes and in the oven, let the mixture of water and baking soda stay on the surface for at least 15 minutes for dishes, and over night for the oven. Your surfaces are sure to wipe clean with very little scrubbing. Baking soda, not only is it a great toothpaste alone; mixed with a little hydrogen peroxide and its not only a great toothpaste, its also a great way to whiten your teeth.
Looking for a way to clean your window? Mixing a little white vinegar with warm water and placing the solution in a spray bottle is a great way to get the streak free window shine every time. Vinegar is also great for polishing and soaking any fixtures made of chrome.
Have problems with a slow drain? Mix white vinegar and baking soda will also keep your pipes clean because it dissolves grease in nearly an instant. This is a great solution to the kitchen and the bathroom.
Want to have natural soft clothes? Use one cup of vinegar in the rinse cycle of your washer instead of using a commercial fabric softener. It’s a great solution for those of us with sensitive skin and for newborn babies.
Cleaning the toilet bowl is a task no one likes, but there’s a great solutions that better than getting down and dirty with the bowl. Pour some bleach or denture cleaner in the bowl and leave it overnight. You’ll wake up to a bright and clean bowl every time. Getting rid of mold and mildew in the bathroom is simple by mixing a little water with bleach. Although bleach has a strong smell, it is the only cleaning solution that kills all germs, bacteria and viruses on any surface. It’s another great all purpose cleaner that can be used to mop, and clean just about any surface.
Do you want your carpet to have a lasting smell? Place a few drops of your favorite scented oil in the vacuum cleaner bag, or make your own carpet cleaning solution by using your favorite scented oil and mixing it with baking soda.
Want to make your own fragrance? Boiling some citrus fruit such as lemon peel, oranges or any other kind of fragrant fruit is a great way to immerse your household in a natural, fresh scent. After letting the fruit boil for a while, use some cotton balls to soak the solution in and place them around your home so that the smell is in every room.
If you like the smell of pine, take some pine cones and pine needles from your back yard and boil them as well. The natural smell is a great way to enjoy the outdoors inside of your home.
Saving money by Going Green and making cleaning products at home is a great way to maximize your dollar as well as doing your part to reduce your carbon footprint in this world.