Homemade Cleaners That Will Save You a Trip to the Store

Most of the cleaning products are poisonous if ingested, and are harmful if inhaled or touched. Corrosive drain cleaners, oven cleaners, and acidic toilet bowl cleaners are extremely dangerous cleaning products. The chemicals used in the cleaners will cause health hazards such as cancer or hormone disruption when used in the long term. Here we are providing a list of the best homemade cleaners that are safe, eco-friendly and non-toxic.

What You Need – The Ingredients

Vinegar: Vinegar is a bubbly solution of acetic acid and trace chemicals that may include flavorings. It is a multi-purpose cleaner. Vinegar is used as a mild disinfectant, grease cutter, de-scaler, and glass cleaner. Because of its acidic nature, it is easy to get rid of gummy buildup, rust, and hard water stains. 

Dish Soap: Dish soap is a detergent used in dishwashing. They clean areas like countertops, windowsills, baseboards, and many more surfaces. Dish soaps are well known in cleaning kitchen and bathroom floors. They erase greasy stains in clothes, shine your jewelry, remove stains on carpeting, banish oil stains from concrete, and trap and kill fruit flies.

Baking Soda: Baking soda is mostly used for baking purposes. Apart from cooking, they are used in household cleaning and have health benefits. Baking soda absorbs odors in the air. They are used in litter boxes, garbage cans, and diaper pails to keep the stink down.

Hydrogen Peroxide: Hydrogen Peroxide uses oxygen to break bonds between dirt and bacteria and the surface they are on. They are no toxic, used mostly for cleaning the areas that store food and dishes.

Cleaners for Almost Everything

Use spray bottles or containers while making your own cleaning mixtures. Label them correctly. Use hot water for cleaning since they clean better than cold water. While cleaning your house, the goal is to remove germs and dirt. Here are the recipes mentioned for each cleaning purposes.

All-Purpose Cleaner

For making the cleaner, mix ½ cup vinegar, ¼ cup baking soda and 4 to 8 cups of hot water and keep it in a spray bottle. For a fresh instant, add few drops of essential oil to the mixture. 

For all-purpose kitchen cleaning, herbal kitchen cleaner can be used. It is a biodegradable kitchen spray that is made of plant extracts and natural oils. Herbal kitchen cleaner keeps the insects at bay. Use lemongrass oil, cedarwood oil, and pine oil for making this product.

Glass Cleaner

For making glass cleaner you only need 1 cup of white vinegar and 1 cup of water. Mix them together in a spray bottle. For a stronger solution, merge 3 tablespoons vinegar and 4 cups of water. Before spraying, shake it to dissolve the cornstarch. Using vinegar in your homemade glass cleaner makes it inexpensive and doesn’t contain any harsh chemicals or fumes.

Toilet Cleaner

Mix vinegar and oil in a small spray bottle. Spray this mixture inside the toilet seat, lid, and handle. Wait for several times until the cleaner is all set to wash out. After that sprinkle baking soda inside the toilet bowl and scrub it with a toilet brush.

Tile Cleaner

The ingredients needed for making tile cleaner is baking soda, lemon juice, salt, dishwashing liquid, and vinegar. Take 3/4 cup baking soda, 1/4 cup lemon juice, 3 tablespoon salt, 3 tablespoons dishwashing liquid and 1/2 cup of vinegar. Mix them together in a large bowl. Shake and pour a small amount onto the area you are cleaning. Scrub and then wash out with water.

Clean your Drains

For cleaning your drains mix 1/4 cup baking soda and 1/2 cup vinegar. Then dump it on the drain. Cover and let sit for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, uncover and pour 8 cups boiling water onto the drain. Repeat the process if necessary.

Hope this guide helps you to make homemade cleaners that will not harm yourself and the environment.

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