Homemade cleaners are good because they are more economical and environmentally friendly. This is because they are made using materials that are commonly found in the home.
The following are ten homemade cleaners you may want to try out.
1. Homemade all purpose cleaner
The ingredients you will need are; one teaspoon of borax, half a teaspoon of baking soda, 2 tablespoons of white vinegar, half a teaspoon of castile soap, 2 cups of hot water, essential oil for fragrance and a spray bottle. Pour the hot water into a bowl. Add the borax, baking soda, white vinegar and castile soap. Stir the ingredients to make sure they dissolve. Add 10 to 15 drops of essential oil. Use a funnel to pour the homemade all purpose cleaner into the spray bottle.
2. Homemade bathroom cleaner
This requires two ingredients that you probably already have in your home right now. Pour a cup of antibacterial dish soap into a bowl. Sprinkle in half a cup of baking soda. Mix these up well using a wooden spoon to make a paste. There are no hard and fast rules here. If you add more baking soda, it will still be fine. Store the homemade bathroom cleaner in an air tight container and use as needed.
3. Homemade glass cleanerTo prepare homemade glass cleaner, you will need a cup of white vinegar, a spray bottle. Use a funnel to pour the cup of white vinegar into the spray bottle. Add a cup of water. That’s it! Close your spray bottle and your homemade cleaner is ready to be used on your windows and even mirrors. Spray and wipe with a micro fiber cloth.
4. Homemade disinfectant cleaner
For this homemade cleaner, you will need; rubbing alcohol, water, an essential oil and a spray bottle. Add half a cup of rubbing alcohol to the spray bottle. Then add half a cup of water. Finally, add 15 drops of essential oil. The type of oil depends on the fragrance you want, so there are no hard rules on that. Give the spray bottle a good shake and your homemade disinfectant is ready to use.
5. Homemade tub & tile cleaner
For homemade tub and tile cleaner, simply add one tablespoon of ammonia to three quarters of a cup of water. Next, add one teaspoon of water softener. Finally, add one tablespoon of white vinegar. Mix the ingredients well using a wooden spoon and pour into a spray bottle. Spray the tile and tub then wipe with a micro fiber cloth.
6. Homemade degreaser
To make homemade degreaser, you will need; castile soap, baking soda, orange essential oils, a cleaning toothbrush and bowl. In your bowl, pour a quarter cup of castile soap, a half cup of baking soda and 20 drops of orange essential oil. Mix it well to create a paste and then apply the affected area using a cleaning toothbrush. Let it sit for a few moments then scrub it off gently with a soft sponge.
7. Homemade carpet cleaner
To make homemade carpet cleaner, you will need; vinegar, household ammonia and ordinary dish washing liquid. Pour three tablespoons of dish washing liquid into a bowl, add a teaspoon of white vinegar and then half a teaspoon of household ammonia. Pour in one cup of water. Mix well with a wooden spoon and funnel the solution into a spray bottle. Spray your carpet stains and then rub with a sponge.
8. Homemade grout cleaner
To make homemade tub and tile cleaner, you will need a tube of white toothpaste and an old toothbrush. Toothpaste has a mild pumice in it that removes the grout build-up and won’t harm the surface. Apply the toothpaste on the grout lines and brush with toothbrush. Give it a wipe with a we sponge and it will be as clean as a whistle.
9. Homemade oven cleaner
For homemade oven cleaner, you will need; baking soda, white vinegar and dish washing liquid. Pour once cup of baking soda into a bowl. Next, pour in half a cup of vinegar. Mix well with a wooden spoon. Next, pour in two tablespoons of dish washing liquid. Mix well and funnel the solution into a spray bottle. Spray your oven and let it sit for five minutes before wiping with a soft sponge.
10. Homemade toilet bowl cleaner
For this homemade cleaner, you will need; hydrogen peroxide, castile soap, water, baking soda, tea tree essential oil and a spray bottle. Add half a cup of baking soda to the spray bottle, half a cup of water, a quarter cup of castile soap, a quarter cup of hydrogen peroxide and 15 drops of tea tree essential oils. Shake the spray bottle well and then spray the inner rim of your toilet bowl. Let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes and then scrub as you normally would with a commercial cleaner.
There you have it, ten homemade cleaners.