Favorite Homemade Cleaning Products
I wanted to share the cleaning products I use on a daily basis around the house and how I made them. I actually learned how to make the window cleaner from my cleaning lady that comes once a month. She is amazing and does all the deep cleaning so I don't have to. I kinda love her! Anyway, she has a lot of windows to clean, considering the whole back of my house is covered in french doors, so this lady knows her stuff.
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Ingredients for Window Cleaner
1 cup White Vinegar
1 cup Purified Water
1 teaspoon Dawn Dish Detergent ( update: I have changed to plant based Seventh Generation Dish soap For a healthier cleaner).
Mix all three ingredients in a 16 oz measuring cup with lip. Poor into spray bottle and shake well. I have provided a link to the labels I used below.
Another favorite household cleaner I make is my All-purpose Cleaner. The ingredients are similar to the window cleaner but I like to add essential oils to give it a nice scent. I use this cleaner to wipe down our counters and table. We also use it to clean up spills or after a pet accident and as a bathroom cleaner.
To clean my kitchen sink I spray the All-purpose Cleaner all over and then sprinkle baking soda over top. I then use a scrub brush to thoroughly clean and shine my stainless steel sink.
This is also what I use to mop the floors with but obviously in larger quantities.
All Purpose Cleaner
1 cup Purified
1 cup White Vinegar
20-30 drops of Tea Tree oil
10-15 drops Lemon Essential oil for scent (optional)
Mix all ingredients in a glass measuring cup with lip and pour into spray bottles.
Note: Tea Tree Oil is a natural disinfectant
***Do Not Use Vinegar on Granite, Soapstone or Marble countertops (See Below) ***
For Granite and Marble: Replace the Vinegar with Isopropyl Alcohol
For the labels, I used the Avery Kraft Brown 2 1/2 inch round labels #22808 . I happen to have these left over from my baking business but You can also find these labels at your local Office Store. I used this Avery Template and printed them myself. There are so many designs to choose from and you can also add clip art if you're feeling creative.