Recipes for Homemade Cleaners
I think making your own cleaners is kind of frugality 101. It’s so cheap and easy and not to mention, better for your health. Plus I’ve found that my recipes for homemade cleaners work just as well as any of those that I buy. Here are some of my recipes for homemade cleaners. If you have special recipes for homemade cleaners you make, share the recipe with us in the comments section!
Homemade All-Purpose Cleaner
Mix together in a spray bottle. This mixture works great for just about anything. I even use it to clean the spots on the carpet. I usually also add in a little grapefruit or orange oil to cover up the smell of the vinegar a little better.
Homemade Glass or Window Cleaner
- 1 part vinegar
- 2 parts water
Instead of using paper toweling to clean windows, try newspaper. If you are afraid of getting ink on your hands, just wear gloves.
(Here’s another Window Cleaner recipe too)
Make sure you test on a small area first. To help remove tough water rings try rubbing a little mayonnaise on it first.
Homemade Drain Cleaner
- Baking Soda
First sprinkle a little baking soda down the drain, follow it with the vinegar. This mixture can also be used to remove smells from the carpet, just make sure you test on a small area first.
Homemade Oven or Gas Grill Cleaner
Next, add sparingly Distilled White Vinegar to make a runny glue-like texture. Next, paint or brush onto caked on greasy surfaces and let sit for 15-30 minutes. Using a brillo or scouring pad, dip into water and then scrub treated surfaces clean. Rinse with water. My gas grill was caked in grease and burnt food. Took it right off!
Perk Coffee Machine Cleaner
(for an 12 cup machine)
Put in 4 cups of White distilled vinegar and perk
After done perking, fill entire decanter with water and reperk to rinse. Cleans amazing and removes built up coffee residues!
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What are some of your recipes for homemade cleaners?