When it comes to giving your home a quick “spruce-up” – what cleaning products do you use? Are there a million products under your sink? So many that it looks like the cleaning aisle in the supermarket?
If that’s the case, you may be thinking about how you can change things up. Would you like fewer products? Would you like to use cleaning products with ingredients you recognize – and can even pronounce? Then it’s time to DIY – and make some homemade cleaning products.
Everyone needs a good all-purpose cleaner. This one from “Simple Life Mom” has only 4 ingredients: water, vinegar, baking soda, and essential oils. Be sure to check out the list of essential oil combinations that is recommended, so that your home smells great.
Do you have a dog who likes to put her nose on the sliding glass door? Or a child who likes to touch the mirrors? It happens. That’s why having a good glass and mirror cleaner is important. “Live Simply” uses rubbing alcohol, distilled vinegar, and distilled water to make this recipe.
Who hasn’t cooked something on the stove and then noticed grease splatters? Or that mystery spill inside your fridge? A homemade grease cleaner can help cut right through these things (and much more). “Mom 4 Real” suggests a homemade solution from Castile Soap, distilled water, and essential oils. Say goodbye to grease with this spray!
If you’ve been struggling to find disinfectant wipes on the shelves in recent months, you’re not the only one. They’re hard to come by – which is why making homemade ones is such a great idea. “My Heavenly Recipes” shares how she makes hers – and you’ll find it really simple to do.
Here’s another handy recipe from “Live Simply” for a DIY toilet bowl cleaner. This one works like a charm, but be sure to read the “Important Notes” as this recipe requires that you “de-gas” (due to the hydrogen peroxide) the product to avoid the product going everywhere when you open the bottle. If you don’t want to worry about “de-gassing” your cleaner, she suggests substituting white vinegar for the hydrogen peroxide.
Does your home have a bit of a “funky” smell? Maybe from pets? Or what you cooked for dinner last night? And would you like to avoid using commercially made room sprays that can smell artificial? Then make your own. “The Prairie Homestead” has 10 different recipes for you to try – depending on your preferences – and they’ll make your home smell amazing.
Nobody likes to dust, but it has to be done. This spray solution that “One Good Thing” makes has water, vinegar, olive oil (to shine and protect your wood), and an essential oil such as lemon, grapefruit, or orange.
Pets, kids, and who knows what else can make your carpets smell not-so-fresh – even when they’re in good condition. This two-ingredient carpet freshener from “One Good Thing” is made from baking soda and your favorite essential oil. All you do is sprinkle it on your carpet and vacuum it up!
If you want to use less chemicals in your home – especially when you need to give your house a quick refresh – then try some of these DIY recipes.
Of course, if you want your home clean on a consistent basis – call Mini Maid. We use eco-friendly, nontoxic, and non-caustic products when cleaning your home. We go above and beyond to make sure your home is cleaned to your satisfaction by using products that we would use in our own homes.
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