Natural & Effective Cleaning Recipes

Spring Cleaning has arrived and I want to share some of my favorite DIY recipes.  I’ve tried several different recipes and the following are the ones that I find work the best and are easy to make!

Since learning how harmful most cleaners such as lysol, windex, etc. are- I’ve opted for more natural options by making my own homemade cleaners.  What is great about them is that they are not only SAFE, but they are just as effective at cleaning, and they are also cost-efficient too!

All-Purpose Cleaner

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This mixture is great for an everyday wipe-down of the kitchen counters!

{Ingredients}

  • 16 oz of water
  • 20 drops of Melaleuca (tea tree) oil OR Lemon oil🍋
  • Mix ingredients together in the spray bottle and clean away!

{Price Breakdown}

Less than $2!

  • Lemon oil at wholesale price for the 15mL bottle is $0.04/drop x 20 drops=$0.80
  • Melaleuca oil at wholesale price for the 15mL bottle is $0.08/drop x 20 drops=$1.60
  • Water (priceless!)
  • Amber Glass Bottles-you can get a pack of 2 on amazon for about $12 remember this is a one time cost as you can re-use the glass bottles!

DIY Window/Glass Cleaner

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{Ingredients}

  • 1 ½  cup of white cleaning  vinegar
  • ½ cup of water
  • 10-15 drops of a citrus oil of your choice (I like lemon and tea tree oil!)16 oz spray bottle

Combine ingredients together in the spray bottle and use a microfiber cloth to clean your windows!

{Price Breakdown}

Less than $2!

  • White vinegar usually goes for approximately $2.60-$3/gallon white vinegar
    • $0.02/ oz x 12 oz=$0.24
  • Lemon oil at wholesale price for the 15mL bottle is $0.04/drop
    • $0.04 x 15 drops=$0.60
  • Water (priceless!)
  • Amber Glass Bottles-you can get a pack of 2 on amazon for about $12 remember this is a one time cost as you can re-use the glass bottles!

 

Stainless Steel Sink Cleaner

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Lemon oil + Castile soap is an amazing combo to use to get rid of grit, grime and stickiness!

{Ingredients}

  • 1-2 TBSP Castile soap
  • 3-4 drops of lemon oil

Take a sponge and scrub the Castile soap and lemon into the bottom of the sink.  Let it sit for 5-10 minutes. Come back and rinse! (I had to repeat this a couple times the first time i did it, that’s how bad my sink was!)  Now my sink looks brand new! I also use this recipe for my stove top to get rid of all the grease and grime! It keeps my stove and sink looking brand new!

{Price Breakdown}

Less than $2!

  • A 32 oz of Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soap is 15.99 on Amazon-$0.50/oz
    • 1oz=2tbsp ($0.50 for 2 tbsp)
  • Lemon oil at wholesale price for the 15mL bottle is $0.04/drop x 20 drops=$0.80

Homemade Soft Scrub

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{Ingredients}

  • 3/4 cup baking soda.
  • 1/4 cup Castile soap.
  • 1 Tbsp water.
  • 15 drops of OnGuard essential oil!

Mix all together, store in glass jar! Pour contents into sinks, tubs, and surfaces to clean!

{Price Breakdown}

Less than $4!

  • 1 lb of Baking Soda usually goes for about $0.80-$1 depending on where you buy it!
  • 32 oz of Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soap is 15.99 on Amazon-$0.50/oz
    • 2oz=$1
  • OnGuard Essential oil at wholesale price for the 15mL bottle is $0.13/drop x 20 drops=$1.95

I hope you enjoy being able to clean in a natural, safe, non-toxic way!

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