Cleaning Recipes

All Purpose Cleaner – Gallon Jug

In a clean, empty gallon milk jug put:
2T ammonia
1t dish detergent
2 cups rubbing alcohol
10 drops of your favorite essential oil
Fill the rest of the gallon jug with hot water. Pour into spray container to use.

All-Purpose Cleaner – Spray Bottle

2T vinegar
1t Borax
Hot water
a few drops of a mild dish detergent
10 drops of essential oil, optional

In a 16 spray bottle put vinegar, borax and hot water. Swish around until borax has dissolved. Add the drops of dish detergent and fill the rest of the bottle with water. Add the essential oil.

All Purpose Cleaner – Bucket
½ cup ammonia
¼ cup vinegar
¼ cup baking soda

Mix the above ingredients with 1 gallon of warm water and use for basic cleaning jobs around the home. Double the above ingredients for cleaning shower walls or other extra heavy duty areas.

Soft Scrubbing Cleaners – for counter tops, sinks or any area in need of scrubbing without work of scratching the surface

There are no measurements necessary for this one. Simply put a small amount of baking soda in a bowl and add liquid dish detergent until you have smooth paste or frosting like substance. This very well on sinks and counters and won’t scratch the surface.

Scrub Powder – for a more abrasive scrub

Just use baking soda. Sprinkle on sinks, counters or anywhere you need to get rid of build up or stains. Dampen slightly and scrub with a soft cloth to prevent scratching. If you need even more scrubbing power add/use salt.

Glass Cleaner – Spray Bottle

3T Ammonia
1T vinegar
1/2 cup rubbing (isopropyl) alcohol

Put in spray bottle and fill the rest of the way up with water.

Furniture Polish – Bottle/Jar/Bowl w/ Lid

1/2 cup baby oil
Few drops lemon extract

This small mixture can go a long way. Use an old, clean t-shirt or rag. Dip in the mixture to polish. Store the rag in a jar and use daily for quick dusting. When it is time for a thorough polishing, put the old rag in the wash and start a new rag.

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