Monday, September 1, 2014

DIY Home Cleaning Products

At this time, effective cleaning solutions should not necessarily be chemical-based. Safe, non-toxic, environment-friendly formulas are inexpensive options that you can apply in your home. Here are some do-it-yourself cleaning products that you can concoct easily:

DIY Dish Soap

Clean your sink using DIY cleaning products you can make during your free time

You’ll Need:
Measuring cup and spoon
24-oz squirt bottle (or empty dishwashing liquid bottle)
2/3 generic liquid soap
3 tsp. vegetable glycerin
5 drops tea-tree oil
20 drops of lemon essential oil
1 1/3 cups water
Using a funnel, pour in the soap, glycerin, tea-tree oil, lemon oil, and water. Seal the bottle and shake well to emulsify ingredients. This formula can be used to clean dishes as well as your kitchen countertops.

Recycle old spray bottles and use them for your DIY cleaning products

DIY Antibacterial Spray
You’ll Need:
Measuring cup and spoon
24-oz spray bottle
Microfiber cloth/clean rag
2 cups water
2 tbsp. liquid soap
1 thyme essential oil
10 drops lavender oil
Using funnel, pour all ingredients in the spray bottle and shake well to emulsify. This germ-killing product can be used on sinks, tiles, toilets seats, and marble tops. Just spray on the surface and use a microfiber cloth to wipe clean. 

DIY Glass Cleaner
You’ll Need:
Measuring cup and spoon 
32-oz. spray bottle
Clean cloth
3 cups water
2 tbsp. rubbing alcohol
¼ cup distilled white vinegar
5 drops of lavender essential oil 
½ tbsp. liquid soap
Use funnel to pour ingredients in spray bottle. Shake well. Spray unto windows and wipe with clean cloth. This can be used to clean windows, glass tops, and mirrors. 

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