I still remember the day 4 years ago when I had decided to junk the cleaning products I usually bought off super market shelves and try out homemade cleaning solutions. My one year old son had overturned a can of floor cleaning solution and had decided to take a swim in it. Soon his body was covered in deadly rash. That’s it – I swore to myself, not a drop more of deadly chemical laced cleaning solution in my house ever again.
I decided to make my own natural cleaning products and stocked up on the basic ingredients – white vinegar, ammonia, rubbing alcohol, lemon juice, olive oil, baking soda and mild liquid detergent along with a few spray bottles and labels.
I started with a kitchen cleaner for cleaning appliances and countertops. Just equal parts of water and white vinegar will do. It’s great for cleaning carpets and other stains too. Another of the many products that I have tried out which is also my all time favourite is the all-purpose cleaner. For every two cups of water add 1 tablespoon ammonia and 1-2 tablespoon of mild liquid detergent. It’s good for cleaning almost anything in the house. For mopping vinyl flooring 1 cup of white vinegar in a gallon of water will do, for wood floors, reduce the white vinegar to half a cup.
Making an odour eliminator is relatively easy. Mix two cups of vinegar with five cups of water put it in a spray bottle and you’re done. I personally mix about 20 drops of grapefruit essential oils for that fresh feeling.
Switch to natural cleaning recipes for good health of your family.