Ultimate guide to natural cleaning products

by Hanneke du Preez

It is no secret that digs life is detrimental to one’s financial well-being.

Tried and tested, these homemade cleaning products will save you a few bucks.

Source: 1 https://vitarock.com/blog/post/10-best-natural-spring-cleaning-products-bonus-diy-recipe

All-Purpose Disinfectant

· 2 cups of water

· 15 drops of tea tree oil

Mix the ingredients together and store in a spray bottle. When using it, spray the mixture onto a surface and wipe it with a cloth.

All-Purpose Cleaner

· 1 ½ cups baking soda

· ½ cup environmentally safe liquid laundry soap (Simple Truth from Checkers, for example)

· 10 drops tea tree, lavender, or lemon essential oil

Mix baking soda and laundry soap in a mixing bowl, stirring vigorously to form a paste. Add essential oil and mix well. Store in an airtight container.

If the mixture begins to dry out, add a small amount of water and mix well.

Fabric Stain Remover

· 2/3 cup biodegradable dish detergent

· 2/3 cup ammonia

· 6 Tbsp baking soda

· 2 cups warm water

Mix the all ingredients together, and then pour into a spray bottle. Spray onto the stain, let it rest a bit, then launder as normal.

Homemade Air Freshener

· 12 – 15 drops of pure essential oil (grapefruit, lemon, orange, lavender)

· ½ cup white vinegar

· 1/12 cups water

Combine in a spray bottle, shake, and spray to freshen the room! (Shake before each use).

Homemade Laundry Detergent

· ½ cup Borax

· ½ cup washing soda

· ½ cup of biodegradable dish soap

· 4 cups hot water

· Clean, empty gallon plastic jug (i.e. recycled juice/milk jug)

Combine the first three ingredients in the container (you may need a funnel to get it in there) and then pour in the water to dissolve the ingredients. Fill the container to the top with cold water. Shake before each use. For a standard-sized load of laundry, ¼ cup should work. Use a little more for a more heavily-soiled load.

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