Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Homemade cleaners

I love Pinterest! I justify using it because it is helping me be a better homemaker :) I've been making my own laundry soap for a while, which we use a lot of! It works as well, or better than store bought stuff. Plus I can whip up a two gallon batch in my old Tide bottle in 10 minutes. I've used the same recipe for a while now, just tweaked it a little.
1/2 c 20 mule team borax
1/2 c washing soda
2 T dawn dish soap
1/2 c oxiclean
1/2 c or more of Purex fabric softening crystals

This makes a gallon, I always double it. Just add hot water and shake it up. Then you're good to go!

Today I made some homemade all purpose cleaner. I hope it works great! A friend of mine uses it and shared with me.

All Purpose Disinfecting Spray:
What You Need:
16 oz. glass spray bottle (you can purchase one here)
1/4 cup white vinegar
1 3/4 cups water
30 drops dōTERRA essential oil
1 teaspoon borax

Just mix together in a spray bottle. My bottle is plastic, so we'll see how it holds up. (The oils can break down the plastic). You can check out the doTerra site for suggestions of which oils work best together.

And I also tried out making our own detangler spray. We use a lot at our house! I searched for recipes and kind of mixed some together. We'll see how it performs :)
Favorite conditioner
Distilled water
Coconut oil in liquid form

Just mix in a spray bottle and use!

These are going to save us a lot of money, so maybe you can try it in your home! I like saving money!

1 comment:

Danielle said...

Thanks for posting those! Have you made your own window cleaner? I have one that works great if you haven't. I use norwex towels now, which I love, too. We used to make our own daily shower spray but need to pull the recipe off my old computer to make it again.