Top 10 Copycat Cleaning Recipes
I love cleaning with natural products that’s why this post is a round up of the top 10 homemade natural cleaners. I’ve included recipes so you can make your own for pennies on the dollar. We’ve already told you about the top 4 ingredients needed to make homemade cleaners here.
Homemade Windex Recipe
Homemade Febreze Recipe
Spot Clean your Carpet Recipe
1 cup vinegar and 1 cup water in a spray bottle.
Spray the stain until wet.
Use a brush to scrub the mixture into the stain.
Wait 5-10 minutes.
Gently wipe and blot up the stain with a water and soap-moistened cloth.
Repeat if necessary.
*** For a heavy duty carpet cleaner, mix 1/4 cup each of salt, borax and vinegar. Rub paste into carpet and leave for a few hours. Vacuum.
Homemade Oven Cleaner Recipe
1 cup of water
10 drops of essential oils of your choice (lemon or orange are good ones)
½ cup of regular salt
1¼ cup of baking soda
¼ cup of white vinegar
2 teaspoons of liquid Castile soap
First, start by mixing together the essential oils with ¼ cup of water. This is a pre-treatment and should be sprayed on the oven door and walls after you have preheated the oven to 300 degrees.
Next, mix 1/4 cup of salt with ½ cup of baking soda. Sprinkle this on your oven to work on those heavy spots.
Finally, mix the remaining ingredients (minus the vinegar and ½ cup of water) into a paste and spread the paste on the oven walls, allowing it to sit overnight.
Mix the remaining ½ cup of water with the vinegar into a spray bottle and spray the entire oven.
Wipe down and rinse.
Laundry Recipe for a Dirty Pillow
Start your washing machine with HOT water and add
1 cup of liquid aundry detergent
1 cup powdered dishwasher detergent
1 cup bleach (you could try “A Natural Bleach Alternative if you are opposed to chlorine bleach)
1/2 cup borax
Clean a Dirty Dishwasher Recipe
Place a dishwasher-safe cup filled with plain white vinegar on the top rack of the dishwasher.
Use the hottest water available, run the dishwasher through a cycle.
The vinegar will help to wash away the loose, greasy grime, sanitizes, and helps remove the musty odor.
Next, sprinkle a cupful of baking soda around the bottom of the tub and run it through a short cycle.
The baking soda will help freshen and removing stains. I’ve also been told a kool-aid lemonade packet works but I myself have not tried this yet. If you have tried it, please let us know by leaving a comment below.
Daily Shower Cleaner Recipe
1/2 cup hydrogen peroxide
1/2 cup rubbing alcohol
1 teaspoon dish soap (I use this one because it cuts grease)
1 tablespoon dishwasher rinse aid (I use this one )
3 cups water
Pour the peroxide, rubbing alcohol, dish soap and rinse aid into a spray bottle of at least a 32 oz size. Slowly add the 3 cups of water.
After showering, mist the spray on the walls of the shower and you’re done. There’s no need to wipe it down afterwards. Don’t forget how to treat your shower ahead of time with these solutions.
Homemade Goo Gone Recipe
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
2 teaspoons baking soda
Combine the vegetable oil and the baking soda in a small bowl.
Dip the edge of a piece of paper toweling in the mixture and then rub over the sticky stuff you are trying to remove.
Furniture Polish Recipe
1 small container with lid
1 cloth rag
Cut lemon in 1/2 and squeeze into container, add 1 tbsp of olive oil, add 1 tbsp of water, tighten lid and shake until emulsified.
Pour small amount onto cloth and begin wiping down furniture.
Do It Yourself Teeth Whitener
A few drops of Hydrogen Peroxide
1 teaspoon of Baking Soda
Mix the baking soda, and hydrogen peroxide in a small bowl until it becomes a paste. Use the paste to brush your teeth, but make sure not to swallow. Follow with your regular tooth brush routine. (don’t swallow it)
This post was supposed to be the Top 10 copycat cleaners but this homemade makeup remover recipe is totally worth adding!
Homemade Makeup Remover Wipes
2 cups water
1 Tbsp of coconut oil
Face wash soap (I use Neutrogena)
Plastic container (to store wipes: an old baby wipes container would work)
Paper towels (cut in half)
Pour 2 cups of warm water into the plastic container. Add a tablespoon of melted coconut oil.
Next, add a squirt of face wash and stir everything together. Then place the paper towels inside the container, seal it, and place upside for five minutes. Turn the container right side up and remove the roll in the center of the paper towel.
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