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Aside From Keeping Your Home In Its Cleanest And Freshest, You Can Save Some Serious Coin By Making These Household Products

Cleaning supplies or products are indispensable to household and often make our life a bit easier. As much as possible, we are willing to spend more money on name brands we know will be effective in keeping our home in its cleanest and freshest. Besides, some cleaning products have many uses making it so much easier for us to start a task or get some work done.

But maybe you are spending more money than needed. Do you know that you can make natural products for cleaning and disinfecting at home? Using simple ingredients like vinegar and baking soda, you can make the best cleaning products that could effectively refresh and clean your house. Plus these things could save you from toxins and from spending serious coins.

Rather than buying synthetic household products, check out these household products that you can do at home and could save you from spending some serious coins:

1. Homemade All-purpose Spray

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This cleaner composed of only three ingredients serves many purposes. It can be used as primary kitchen counter cleaner, bathroom cleaner, and anything that needs a quick wipe down like your dinner table.

You will need:

1 part water

1 part vinegar

10-15 drops essential oils of choice

Spray Bottle

Instructions:

It’s very simple. Pour everything in your spray bottle and shake. Make sure the
the oils are well mixed. That’s it!

2. Homemade Dishwasher Tabs

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1 Cup Washing Soda (cleaner)

1 Cup Baking Soda (cuts out grease)

3 packages unsweetened lemonade drink mix (added cleaning power, antibacterial and smells awesome)

1 Cup of Kosher Salt (reduces hard water build up – you might be able to reduce this amount if you have soft water)

1 Cup Water

Instructions:

Mix all dry ingredients together. If you are using this as a dry powder: Omit the water. Then pour all dry ingredients into an airtight container. Consider adding in a bag of uncooked rice in a clean cloth to help keep the dry mixture from clumping. Add one tablespoon of dry powder mix to your dishwasher dispenser. Also use vinegar or jet-dry in your rinse dispenser too. If you are making tabs: Add water, wait for fizzing to stop (about 1-2 minutes). Then add your mixture to ice cube trays, pressing with your fingers or back of a spoon. Let dry in a warm and sunny spot for 24 hours or till completely dry. Remove and add to an airtight container. Add one tab to the dishwasher dispenser. Also use vinegar or jet-dry in your rinse dispenser too.

Karrie: Citing Sources: http://happymoneysaver.com

3. DIY All-In-One Glass and Stainless Steel Cleaner

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You will need:

½ cup rubbing alcohol

⅓ cup white/distilled vinegar

water (Clean tap water is fine for short-term use. Use distilled or boiled and cooled water for long-term use.)

Instructions:

Add the alcohol and vinegar to a 16oz. glass spray bottle. Add water until the bottle is full. If you don’t care for a vinegar scent, add a few drops of your favorite cleaning essential oil.

To Use: Spray the cleaner on windows and mirrors, then wipe with a microfiber cloth. A cotton towel may be used, but I highly recommend microfiber to achieve a streak and lint-free appearance. I’ve also used this cleaner on some of our stainless steel appliances with good success. Before using this cleaner on stainless steel always check your appliance manual since some appliances recommend using plain water for wiping the surface.

Marr, Kristin: Citing Sources: http://livesimply.me

4. Bleach Pen

You will need:

1 cup cold water

5 tablespoons cornstarch

5 tablespoons regular bleach

Instructions:

Mix cold water and cornstarch together in a medium sized saucepan. It’s important that the water is cold so that the cornstarch doesn’t cause any lumps in the gel. Over medium high heat, stir the mixture continuously until it is very thick and pasty. Remove from heat and let cool completely. Add the bleach to the gel and blend well. Carefully pour the gel mixture into container of choice. An empty glue bottle would be even better if you need the nozzle to be a tad smaller. When working with bleach, it’s always a good idea to wear gloves to protect hands, and clothing that you’re not too worried about in case of any splashing.

Use in the same way you would use a regular gel bleach pen.

5. DIY Non-toxic Oven Cleaner

You will need:

¼ cup castile soap or concentrated dish detergent

1 cup baking soda

½ cup coarse sea salt or kosher salt

warm water, for rinsing plus more for paste, if needed
distilled white vinegar, for rinsing

Instructions:

Make a paste out of the soap, baking soda, and salt, adding a little water, if needed. Apply to the interior of the oven and let sit for several hours, preferably overnight. Dip a sponge or scrubbing brush into the warm water and wash the interior clean. Spray interior with some distilled white vinegar to rinse away any excess paste residue.

Johnson, Lindsey Rose: Citing Sources: http://helloglow.co

6. Wood Polish

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You will need:

2 parts olive oil

1 part lemon juice

Instructions:

In an empty spray bottle or in a regular jar, mix 2 parts olive oil with 1 part lemon juice. It’s a smart idea to first strain the lemon juice in a fine mesh strain to prevent your spray bottle from clogging.Shake well to emulsify the mixture.

To use: Spray sparingly onto wood and in circular motions, rub the polish into the wood until it is well buffed with a soft cloth. If storing in a regular jar, just pour a small amount onto the cloth and buff into the wood in circular motions.

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Jaycee Dy

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