Did you know that creating your own cleaning products at home is not only economical, and it’s also safer for you, your family and the environment? By making your own everyday products, you can save hundreds of dollars a year by not having to purchase cleaning supplies from the store. In addition, you know what ingredients are being used around your home and around your family. Many traditional store bought household cleaners contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
There is a way around all the label reading of chemicals you can’t pronounce and have never heard of. By making your own household cleaning products, it is a good way to drastically reduce or eliminate the number of VOC’s in your home. You will also save yourself some money. That is a wonderful and well worth trade-off for maintaining good health and a bit of wealth by living the frugal life. So, take a good look at what’s to follow.
Give these great 7 ideas a try suggested and examined by Simply Maid Brisbane. Chances are you will find a homemade cleaner that will be a delightful addition to your cleaning bucket. By simply putting forth the effort to live green, you have also have made the effort in extending your life.
The all around, all-purpose kitchen cleaner. It is just about for everything that is anything in your home that needs a good cleaning. This is when you find out that a few drops of liquid soap and a few drops of oils, baking soda and vinegar can really go a long way.
Bathroom powder scrub
Want a fresh bathroom that is cleanly scented to your liking? Make your own bathroom powder scrub. Ditch the abrasive powders of the past for something much milder on your bathroom surfaces. Borax and baking soda may be old school, but adding sea salt and your own fragranced oils to the mix may be the best of bathroom cleaners ever!
If you hate doing laundry, then make laundry day your way! Give laundry soap a boost with soap flakes, baking soda, borax powder and washing soda. Don’t have soap flakes? It’s an easy fix with a bar of your favorite soap and a cheese grate. So go ahead, conquer laundry like a boss!
Take a look at your beautiful face in the cleanest and clearest mirror ever! See the outside world through sparkling windows. Having your own mirror and window cleaner is made easy by simply mixing a teaspoon of dish soap, ½ cup of white vinegar and 3 cups of distilled water. In no time flat you have a streak free, spray on cleanser that will let the sunshine in.
Want that disinfectant wipe that will never run out and smell like you want them to smell? Try making your own by putting those old t-shirts to good use. Cut up old t-shirts into strips, placing them in an old wipe container. Add water, vinegar, tea tree oil, eucalyptus oil and lemon oil. There you go, the oils have great disinfectant properties.
Liquid dish soap
Make those dishes gleam with the best homemade liquid dish soap you could ever have. It is amazing what a small amount of distilled water, kosher salt, vinegar, Dr. Bronner’s Sal Suds, lemon juice and lemon oil can do. It can give you dishes you will never be afraid to eat off of again.
Now keeping in line with the dish washing theme, what about the dish washer? No not you, the machine. Everyone knows that your dishwasher is only as good as the detergent you put in it. So put, your own hand made dish detergent in it. Making it is easy by adding salt, baking soda, Borax and Lemi-Shine all together. Here is a tid-bit, white vinegar makes a great rinse agent!