Homemade and Natural Cleaning Supplies


All Purpose Cleaner
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp Dawn dish soap
4 TBSP white vinegar
400 mL warm water
Stir/shake to mix well. Use a squirt bottle for optimal usage.

Dusting Spray
2 tsp olive oil
1 tsp lemon juice
1/4 c white vinegar
1 c warm water
Stir/shake to mix well. Use a squirt bottle for optimal usage.

Toilet Bowl Cleaner
1/4 c baking soda
1/4 c borax
1 c white vinegar
Place ingredients directly into toilet. Mix gently with bowl brush. Let sit at least 30 minutes before scrubbing. 

Granite Cleaner
1/2 c rubbing alcohol
8 drops Dawn dish soap
2 c warm water
Combine in a squirt bottle.

Glass Cleaner
1/4 c rubbing alcohol
1/4 c white vinegar
1 TBSP cornstarch
2 c warm water
Stir/shake to mix well. Use a squirt bottle for optimal usage.

Tub Cleanser
1/2 cut grapefruit
1/4 c kosher salt
Place salt directly on grapefruit half. Scrub your tub!

Grout Cleaner
1/2 c baking soda
1/4 c white vinegar
Mix in a small, open container. Using a toothbrush, apply paste to grout and allow to sit for 5 minutes. Rinse off.

Hand Soap
1 bar of soap
2 TBSP Glycerin
1 gallon water
5-10 drops essential oil *OPTIONAL*
Empty soap dispensers
1 gallon jug to hold soap
1. Grate your bar of soap with a cheese grater.
2. Add to a LARGE soup pot with 1 gallon hot water and glycerin.
3. Slowly heat and stir until soap flakes dissolve. It will be thin.
4. Add essential oil if you want.
5. Let sit uncovered overnight or 8-10 hours to thicken, it will seem uneven.
6. You can use a mixer or whisk to get an even consistency.
7. Use a spouted measuring glass or funnel to pour soap into containers.

 Dishwasher Soap Recipe
1c borax
1c washing soda
1/2c citric acid
1/2c kosher salt
 Add all ingredients to a jar or empty container of some kind and shake to mix. Use 1 tbsp per load of dishes.

Liquid laundry soap
1 bar Fels Naptha
1 cup 20 Mule Team Borax
1 cup Arm & Hammer Washing Soda
4 cups of hot water

1.Put 4 cups of water in a large heavy saucepan over high heat. While that is heating, mix the borax and washing soda together in a bowl, mixing well, set aside.
2. Grate the Fels Naptha- cut it into several smaller chunks and then run it through a food processor.
3. Add the freshly grated soap to the water in the saucepan, stirring almost constantly. Reduce the heat to medium, It will take approximately 10 – 15 minutes for the Fels Naptha to complete dissolve. Do not let boil over!
4. Once the fels naptha has completely melted, remove the pan from the heat and add in the Borax and the Washing Soda, stirring constantly until the powders are completely dissolved, this will take about 3-5 minutes.
5. Pour the liquid equally into (2) 1 quart Mason jars.
6. Add just enough water to bring the contents up to the “shoulders” or Rounded part of the jar, leaving approximately 1 ½ inches of head space.
7.Put the lid on the jars and turn them UPSIDE DOWN and let them sit a few hours (about 4 - 5 hours).
8. Unscrew the blade and bottom from your blender and screw them onto your regular mouthed mason jar containing all of your ingredients. Place the entire mason jar on the blender and whip until smooth and creamy throughout, about a minute. Flip back over, unscrew the blender blade, attach a cover and seal.
9. To use, add 1 Tablespoon to a load of laundry in any type of machine, conventional, Front Loader, High Capacity & High Efficiency (HE), etc. Do not add the detergent to the "detergent compartment" but instead directly with the dirty clothes. The detergent is Smooth and creamy with the same Look and consistency of Mayonnaise. Be sure to label the jar to prevent accidental ingestion!!

Cloth Diaper Detergent Recipe

Equal parts of:

-baking soda (sodium bicarbonate)
-oxygen cleaner* (sodium percarbonate and sodium carbonate) *The ingredients of Sun Oxygen Cleaner are: Sodium Carbonate, Sodium Carbonate Peroxide. If you can't find Sun, check the other oxygen cleaners and make sure they have ONLY these two ingredients: Sodium Percarbonate and Sodium Carbonate and/or Peroxide. 
-washing soda (sodium carbonate)

Place in a lidded jar and shake it up. Use 1 Tablespoons per cloth diaper (medium) size load.  Even if the load is large, I would not use more than 2 TBS.  If it's a very small load, use less than 1 TBS

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