Our Favorite Homemade Cleaning Products

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We used to buy all the big brand cleaning products, they did a good job and made everything smell good. Then we had children and everything looked dangerous. One by one we trashed all our everyday products. It seemed like the kids were licking and putting everything in their mouths every second our backs were turned. So we looked up all natural do it yourself recipes and we are so much happier! We don’t have to worry about the kids licking, touching, or breathing in chemicals and we’ve saved so much money!

All Purpose Cleaner

In a spray bottle, fill half with Distilled White Vinegar and half Water. We also add about 20 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil but any scent is fine, and adding essential oil is optional. We use peppermint oil because other than liking the scent it is also supposed to be a pest deterant.

Glass Cleaner

If we can’t get a window or mirror clean with a microfiber cloth alone then we use this mixture. In a spray bottle, fill half with Rubbing Alcohol and half Water, then add 1 Tablespoon Distilled White Vinegar.

Drain Cleaner

This is best used for regular use in keeping drains clear and smell free and from getting clogged up, not for when the drain is already clogged. Use 1/4 Cup Baking Soda then slowly pour 1/4 Cup Distilled White Vinegar over the Baking Soda. Wait 1 Hour. Then pour Boiling Water (careful!) down the drain. We usually like to do this once a week just after washing and emptying the sink.

Air Freshener

In a spray bottle, use 1/2 Cup Distilled White Vinegar and 1/2 Cup Water. Then add 15 drops of your favorite scent of Essential Oil. We use different scents for different areas. Lavender in the bedrooms. Orange in the bathrooms.