DIY CLEANING PRODUCTS

the photo used in my graphic is not my own but unfortunately I can’t find the original artist!

I’ve been using homemade cleaners for probably six months now, I wanna say. I always saw these apple cider vinegar cleaners on my Pinterest feed and had been wanting to test them out. so of course when I ran out of our multi-surface cleaner I figured it was as good as time as any. let me just tell you, the vinegar cleaner I’m about to list cleaned everything, even our nasty stove top, a million times better than anything I’ve ever used before! ever since then I switched over to using homemade cleaners. not only is it better on our wallets but it’s better for the environment as well; since we aren’t constantly buying and tossing plastic bottles and are making it ourselves with clean ingredients. another thing to mention is that I’m no longer fearful of Luna rummaging through the cabinet under the sink, alright that being said let’s dive into my favourite homemade cleaners!

MULTI-SURFACE CLEANER

  • Apple cider vinegar
  • (with or without the mother)
    • distilled water
    • thieves essential oil
    • lavender essential oil
    • lemon grass essential oil
  • you take equal parts ACV and your distilled water-if you have no distilled water just boil tap water and then let it cool. mix into your container with 5-10 drops of thieves oil based off the size of the container. thieves oil is a natural disinfectant that works just as great as bleach but is derived from a plant! 2-5 drops of lavender and lemon grass, this is solely for the scent but it’ll also help cleanse your home metaphysically.
  • BATHROOM CLEANERS

    • baking soda
    • vinegar
    • Castile soap
    • borax
    • water

    FOR BATHTUB & TILE:

    1 2/3 cups baking soda mixed with 1/2 cup of Castile soup, 2 tbsp of vinegar and 1/2 cup of water

    TO CLEAN/UNCLOG DRAINS:

    1/2 cup baking soda mixed with 1 cup vinegar and hot water

    TO CLEAN TOILETS:

    1. 1/4 cup borax mixed with 1 cup vinegar
    2. 3/4 cup borax mixed with 1 cup vinegar and 10 drops of thieves essential oil
  • both of these should sit in the toilet over night, the thieves oil will just add a little oomph to disinfecting the toilet!
  • GLASS CLEANER
    • vinegar
      corn starch
      rubbing alcohol
      warm water
  • 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol mixed with 1/4 cup vinegar, 2 tbsp corn starch and 2 cups of warm water. you can either make this fresh every time or if you store in a glass bottle just pop it in the microwave or in a double boiler for a bit to warm it up!
  • FLOOR CLEANER
    • vinegar
      rubbing alcohol
      baking soda
      thieves essential oil
  • HARD SURFACES
  • equal parts vinegar, rubbing alcohol and water mixed with 10-20 drops of thieves oil
  • CARPET
  • 2 cups baking soda mixed with 10 drops of thieves essential oil. you can also add in other oils for whatever scent you prefer and if you need to remove a stain take rubbing alcohol, vinegar or Castile soap on a rag and work out the stain after sprinkling the cleaner/refresher down.
  • that’s all the homemade cleaners I’m currently using but I do plan to switch over to making my own laundry detergent, fabric softener, dishwasher detergent and wood spray! I hope you enjoyed today’s quick little post! if you try these out, have any other recipes or questions please leave a comment below! have an amazing day y’all!
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