You might never need to buy commercially-made cleaners once you learn that some items sitting in your pantry are actually effective cleaners, and cost next to nothing!
Slowly edge away from the harsher chemicals of store-bought cleaners, and save some coin while you’re at it as you follow these 4 simple homemade cleaners recipes:
1. Kitchen Cleaner and Deodorizer
- 1 quart warm water
- 4 tablespoons baking soda
Make your own kitchen cleaner and deodorizer using this ultra simple recipe. The baking soda and warm water combo works well in cleaning kitchen counters, the fridge, and even bringing back the shine of appliances and stainless steel sinks. Simply pour a generous amount of the solution on a clean sponge and wipe down.
2. Scented All-Purpose Cleaner
- One part water
- One part white vinegar
- Lemon rind
- Rosemary sprigs
Take all the ingredients and combine them together in a spray bottle, shake well, and let infuse for a week before using. This cleaner works well with cleaning trash cans, removing hard water stains, wipe away smudges on walls, and so much more. The acids from the lemon also adds extra cleaning power for stubborn dirt and stains.
3. Brass Cleaner
- Table salt
- White vinegar or lemon juice
Restore the beauty of your brass items in the home with this 2-ingredient recipe. Dampen a sponge with lemon juice or vinegar, and sprinkle on salt. Lightly rub the solution on the surface, and wash thoroughly with water. Make sure to immediately wipe dry with a soft cloth.
4. Glass Cleaner
- ¼ cup 70% concentration rubbing alcohol
- ½ cup cider or white vinegar
- 2 cups water
- 1-2 drops of orange essential oil (optional)
Refresh your mirrors and windows and use this all-natural glass cleaner recipe. Simply combine all ingredients in a spray bottle and spray the solution on a soft cloth or paper towel. Pro tip: Choose a not so sunny day to clean your windows so that your solution won’t dry out too quickly and leave streaks.
Read the full-article by Good Housekeeping here for more easy homemade cleaners recipes.