So the three major ones that you may want to know about, since they are used in and outside the house the most often are: Glass Cleaner, Weed Killers and All Purpose Cleaners for your kitchen and bathroom. Please note that these are recipes and tips to help you, and it may require you to try out a few different mix-it-yourself recipes in order to find the right one for your household.
For glass cleaner, what is recommended is that you take white vinegar, mix it with water and try it out. But if you’re looking for a more heavier duty glass cleaner that won’t leave streaks and will smell nice, then in a spray bottle, mix up: 2 cups of water, ½ cups of cider or white vinegar, ¼ cup rubbing alcohol (70% solution), and a couple of drops of orange natural oil.
For weed killer, the solution is even easier to make up than the glass cleaner as it only requires: one large plastic jug, 1 Liter of white vinegar at 5% acidity, 1/4 cup of table salt and 1 tablespoon of liquid dish washing soap, either Palmolive or Dawn will work wonders. Just remember however that if you are looking to kill weeds, but do have other plant life that you would like to keep around, to be careful when spraying this solution as it is deadly to all plant life and not just weeds.
For the all-purpose cleaner, both usable on kitchen and bathroom surfaces, you will need: 1 teaspoon of borax (labeled generically as “laundry booster” or some such. Look for it near the laundry detergent, bleach, fabric softener, and things like that.), ½ teaspoon of washing soda or bi-carb soda(McKenzie’s is the brand we use ), 1 teaspoon of liquid castle soap or eucalyptus oil, and 2-4 drops of any essential oil for a clean smell. You can use orange, lavender, or even lemon depending on where you will be using your cleaner the most. This cleaner is usable on all bathroom and kitchen surfaces, and even children’s toys.
Please keep in mind these are only some of the various methods that you can use to create your own all natural cleaners for your home. Finding one that suits you the best will take a little bit of experimenting based on what smells you want, and how heavy duty you need it. Just remember to label all your bottles, never reuse old cleaner bottles, and keep out of the reach of children.
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