Making your own natural cleaning products saves you money and environmentally friendly. Ingredients like baking soda, vinegar and peppermint are inexpensive and more effective than the toxin cleaning products sold in stores. These “Ten Natural Cleaning Products”  will make your home safer from household toxins.

Glass Cleaner Natural Recipe

Uses: A natural recipe to clean windows, mirrors and more.

Ingredients
• 2 cups water
• 1/2 cup white or cider vinegar
• 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol (70% concentration)
• 1 to 2 drops of orange essential oil, which gives the solution a lovely smell (optional)


Heavy Duty Scrub Recipe

Uses: Rust stains on porcelain or enamel sinks and tubs

Ingredients
• Half a lemon
• 1/2 cup borax (a laundry booster; find it in the detergent aisle)

How to use: Dip the lemon into the borax and scrub surface; rinse. (Not safe for marble or granite.)


Stove and Grease Cleaner

Uses: Oven hoods, grills

Ingredients
• 1/2 cup sudsy ammonia mixed with enough water to fill a one-gallon container. (Sudsy ammonia, which has detergent in it, helps remove tough grime.)

How to use: Dip sponge or mop in solution and wipe over surface, then rinse area with clear water.



Natural All-Purpose Cleaner

Uses: Kitchen counters, appliances, and inside the refrigerator

Ingredients
• 4 tablespoons baking soda
• 1 quart warm water

How to use: Pour solution on a clean sponge and wipe.



Strong Stain Remover

Uses: Badly stained washable or bleachable garments

Ingredients
• 1 gallon hot water
• 1 cup powdered dishwasher detergent
• 1 cup regular liquid chlorine bleach (not ultra or concentrate)

How to use: Mix and pour ingredients into a stainless steel, plastic, or enamel bowl (not aluminum). Soak garment for 15 to 20 minutes. If stain is still there, let it soak a bit longer, then wash garment as usual.


Water Ring Remover

Uses: Anywhere you’ve accidentally left a water ring (but not on unfinished wood, lacquer, or antiques).

Ingredients
• One part white non-gel toothpaste to one part baking soda

How to use: Dampen a cloth with water, add toothpaste mixture, and rub with the grain to buff over the ring. Then take a dry cloth and wipe off. Use another soft cloth for a final shine. Polish as you normally would.


Natural Dishwasher and Stain Remover

Ingredients
1/4 cup powdered lemon or orange drink

How to use: To remove rust from the inside walls, pour the powder (which contains citric acid or citric acid crystals) into the detergent cup and then run a regular cycle. Repeat as necessary.


Natural Brass Cleaner

Great for: Non-lacquered cabinet pulls, bathroom appointments, and more

Ingredients
White vinegar or lemon juice
• Table salt

How to use: Dampen a sponge with vinegar or lemon juice, then sprinkle on salt. Lightly rub over surface. Rinse thoroughly with water, then immediately dry with a clean soft cloth.


Natural Marble Cleaner

Uses: Natural stone counter tops

Natural Ingredients
A drop or two of mild dish washing liquid (non-citrus-scented)
• 2 cups warm water

How to use: Mix the detergent and water. Sponge over marble and rinse completely to remove any soap residue. Buff with a soft cloth; do not let the marble air-dry. Caution: Never use vinegar, lemon, or any other acidic cleaner on marble or granite surfaces; it will eat into the stone.


SAFETY TIP:
Never combine ammonia-based cleaners with chlorine bleach or products containing bleach, such as powdered dishwasher detergent. The fumes they’ll create are extremely dangerous. Before doing any mixing, read the product labels first.

 

A drop or two of mild dish washing liquid (non-citrus-scented)
• 2 cups warm water

How to use: Mix the detergent and water. Sponge over marble and rinse completely to remove any soap residue. Buff with a soft cloth; do not let the marble air-dry. Caution: Never use vinegar, lemon, or any other acidic cleaner on marble or granite surfaces; it will eat into the stone.


Natural Deodorant

Uses: Smelling great!

Ingredients

Coconut Oil – 6 tablespoons
Baking Soda – 4 tablespoons
Arrowroot – 4 tablespoons
Essential Oils – Add Your Favorites

How to use: Combine the arrowroot and baking soda in a mixing bowl. Add the coconut oil till it well mixed and then add an essential oils you may like. You can store the mixture in glass container or old deodorant container

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