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Simple Homemade Cleaner (My New Favorite!)

Posted By Alyssa Francis On December 14, 2010 @ 11:58 pm In Frugal Living,Recipes | 18 Comments

IngredientsAdopting a frugal lifestyle involves learning to make things at home that you would otherwise buy at a store. Homemade cleaning solutions are one of the easiest ways to not only save money but also eliminate harsh chemicals in your home.

You probably know that vinegar is a must-have frugal staple for all sorts of cleaning tasks. But the biggest objection I often hear about using vinegar is the smell. Let me assure you that smell quickly fades, but if it still leaves you squeamish you will love this new recipe I discovered for all-purpose cleaner!

Here are the all-natural ingredients:

  • 2 cups water
  • ½ cup distilled white vinegar
  • 1 tsp. Castile soap w/lavender oil (I love Dr. Bronner’s, it lasts forever!)
  • ¾ cup hydrogen peroxide
  • 20 drops tea tree oil

Pour all ingredients into an empty spray bottle, shake well.

Spray & wipe clean. Safe to use on ceramic tile, wood, marble & granite.

Safe for the kids to clean with, too!

Notice the cleaner is a cloudy white color, but wipes away clear. This works great on all sorts of gunk! The odor is light and pleasant, not at all harsh.

Read about other homemade cleaners I have shared here [1] and here [2].

This one is my new favorite, and I plan to keep several bottles on hand throughout our home. With my very active one-year old getting into everything these days, I am thankful for this non-toxic recipe!

Linked to: Works for Me Wednesday [3]

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