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Making your own house cleaning products...

by Susan
(Tucson, AZ, United States)

I have stopped buying commercial cleaning products, except for laundry detergent, dish-washing/dishwasher and hand soap.

I use vinegar and water, baking soda, lemons, dish-washing liquid, borax, essential oils, for cleaning everything.

Vinegar is the key - it makes mirrors and windows gleam, you can dilute it with water and a little essential oil if desired and dampen a cloth with it for dusting, and it is perfect for cleaning all kinds of uncarpeted floors.

I use baking soda when I need an abrasive cleaner and to keep my drains running freely, I put baking soda in the drain, add vinegar and watch it bubble, and then pour boiling water down the drain.

I save a fortune on cleaning products by making my own, and I know that I am not using products that contain chlorine bleach (which I also do not use - I use hydrogen peroxide if something needs bleaching) and a lot of chemicals.

And, I save the environment by not having to recycle or dispose of all those cleaning product bottles, as I use my own spray bottles.

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Aug 03, 2011
doing the same
by: Anonymous

I have just started making my own cleaners. Doing some tweeking, trying to get the best off all cleaners in 4 bottles or less...

- Glass for shining, easy....
- All purpose cleaner, not so easy,
- bowl cleaner, easy,
- shower not so easy.

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