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Monday, July 19, 2010

Making your own Cleaning Products

Are you looking for a cleaner, non-toxic way to clean your home?

There are many green products available on the market today but did you know you can make your own all purpose cleaning products?

Cleaning products can be expensive; using what you most likely already have in the house is easy, safe, and effective. Read on for answers to questions we get asked.

Baking Soda

Baking soda is natural and an effective deodorizer. It is abrasive and does a really good job scrubbing and eliminating odors.

Cleaning Baked On Food from Pots and Pans

Baked on food can be tough to get off the bottom of a pan. I, and I’m sure many of you have used an SOS pad, but what if you don’t have any?

Use baking soda. In the bottom of the pan, sprinkle baking soda and add just a little water to make a paste (about the consistency of the kind you buy in the store). Use your cleaning sponge and scrub.

Baking soda can also be used to clean grease spills, and to deodorize a smelly dishwasher plus a whole lot more.

Soft Scrub Cleaner

Here’s a recipe for a homemade soft scrub cleaner. Simply add 1/2 cup baking soda with enough liquid detergent and mix well.

This can be used to clean sinks and bathrooms. Apply and use a sponge to clean and rinse well.


Vinegar is an acidic. It is made from apple juice, wine, or grain. Vinegar can cut through grease, help deodorize, and kill mold and mildew.

It is important to note because vinegar is acidic, you should not use it on marble or natural stone.

Cleaning Linoleum Floors with Vinegar

In a two-gallon bucket, fill about 2/3 of the way full with warm water. Add about two cups of distilled white vinegar.
Before mopping the floor, go over it with a vacuum or sweep it. When that’s done, dip your mop in the bucket then wring it out really good so there is not a lot of excess water dripping all over the place.
Mop the floor, changing water when necessary and dry when done.

All Purpose Window and Glass Cleaner

Mix the following ingredients in a spray bottle.
• 1/2 teaspoon liquid detergent
• 3 tablespoons vinegar
• 2 cups water
Use this product just as you would with a commercial glass cleaner.

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