Thursday, February 9, 2012
Homemade Household Cleaner. This stuff is amazing!
Today I just have to share my all time favorite household cleaner. I first learned of this from my friend Brittany's site .thetruckerwife.com.
To make your own household cleaner you need 3 things.
washing soda (found in the laundry detergent aisle),
and Dr Bronner's Castille soap.
I found the castille soap on Amazon and at Vitacost. Found HERE on Amazon. You can use any scent you like but make sure you get liquid castille soap.
I bought new spray bottles at Sam's for a dollar a piece.
Take all ingredients and mix in your spray bottle:
1 tsp washing soda
1 tsp Dr Bronners liquid castille soap
3 Tablespoons vinegar
2 cups hot water
Your mixture will foam up a bit at first. shake well.
I made this the first time thinking how can this possibly work?! I mean, come on, there is basically no cleaner in there at all. Boy was I surprised when it worked better than the expensive cleaners.
To put it to the ultimate test, I took it to work. I sprayed the hood and literally wiped it off with a towel. Normally, I would have to scrub it with harsh de greaser.
I was amazed. It costs me pennies to make after your initial investment. The Bronners soap goes a long way when you consider that you are using only a teaspoon per bottle.
I love it because it is cheap and works so much better than other cleaners. I bought some tea tree oil to add to it because it is a natural disinfectant.
I've read not to use it on windows because it streaks but I have used it on almost everything else with great results. Bathrooms, kitchen, floors.
I'm in love!!
btw... these cleaners can be used in a variety of other homemade cleaners. More on that to follow..