May 22, 2011

Homemade Cleaning Supply Recipes ▻ Part 2

I received a ton of hits on the homemade cleaning supplies and I'm stoked people are so interested! So today I'm posting additional recipes that people have asked for. As I previously mentioned here these are recipes I've either discovered for myself or collected off the Internet over the years.

I love making my own products for several reasons:
1) They're cost efficient.
2) I never run out because I keep all the basic supplies stocked up and they're always on hand to make another batch.
3) You know exactly what cleaning products you have in your home and they all ALL NATURAL & NON-TOXIC!
4)They work as well, if not better, as the "real" cleaning products.

All-Purpose Abrasive Cleaner
Liquid Castile Soap
2 tbsp. Baking Soda

Apply liquid soap until a foamy paste is formed.

All-Purpose Carpet Cleaner
1st- Vacuum...Then clean with:
3 cups Boiling Water mixed with
1 cup White Vinegar

Depending on degree of soiled carpet- either blot or scrub the mixture into the carpet
Air dry and vacuum again.

Drain Cleaner
1st-  Pour 1 cup of Baking Soda down your drain
2nd- Pour 1 cup of White Vinegar down the drain

Drain will FOAM- let sit for 5-10 minutes

3rd- Pour a gallon of BOILING WATER down the Drain

Refrigerator Cleaner
1 qt Warm Water
2 tbsp Baking Soda

Wipe down the inside of the fridge then rinse with a clean cloth.
Oven Cleaner

Wet the oven
Sprinkle Baking Soda Generously 

Let sit in the oven for 30 min and then scrub off.

Microwave Cleaner

2 cups of Water
1/2 cup White Vinegar

Heat in a microwave safe bowl for 3 minutes, then wipe down microwave.

Tub & Tile Cleaner

Apply White Vinegar to a Sponge
Use Baking Soda to Scour

Fruit & Vegetable Wash
1 cup Water

Small Spray Bottle
1 1/2 tbsp Baking Soda
1 1/2 tbsp Lemon Juice

Spray on produce, let sit, then rinse off.

Mildew & Germ Cleaner

Small Spray Bottle
2 parts Water
1 part Hydrogen Peroxide

Spray on mildew, let it sit and rinse off after 1 hr.

Don't miss my other posts for all your cleaning basics- 

right here:

And Here:

I hope these recipes make your lives easier and your homes cleaner! Have a happy day!

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  1. Hi! I've been trying for some time now to do the same thing and I made my own deodorant! We've been using here at home for a week or so and it works! No chemicals, non-toxic! It's so nice isn't it? I'm so glad you shared all these!

    Isa (

  2. These are great! I've bookmarked your post to give them a try, thanks. :)

  3. Thanks for the recipes! I am going to try them and am totally for things we have on hand :) Thanks again!

  4. Stopping by from Reasons to Skip the Housework. Following your blog and bookmarking this page. Going to add a "cleaning" section to my recipe binder to keep these recipes handy!

    I would love to have you follow back.

  5. thanks for posting! I love this and have been wanting to get rid of all the cleaning supplies I have and just survive on the basics, it would be a much simpler way of life.

    new follower!

  6. Thanks for these eco friendly cleaning recipes.
    Vinegar cures a multitude of sins (and grease)

  7. Yes, white vinegar and baking soda are almost the only cleaners you need! I do love windex, too, though...

  8. Hi Becca, I found you at TT&J hop. I just started going organic and making certain supplies: baby wipes & toothpaste so far! Going to keep looking around for more of your ideas! Thanks for sharing!

  9. What a fabulous idea! I've actually been looking for some recipes. Thanks so much for sharing these.

  10. Thanks!! I need to try the carpet cleaner.

  11. I loved your cleaning posts so much, I featured them today...

    Please come by and feel free to link up to 2 ¢ Tuesdays.

  12. Thank you so much for sharing more of your great homemade cleaning supplies @ {nifty thrifty sunday} last week!
    I hope to see you again tomorrow!

  13. I love making my own cleaning products, and I really appreciate you sharing some of your favorites! I'll be checking out your blog more to see what else you have to offer...thanks! I found your link on Not Just A Housewife :)

  14. Gotta love that baking soda and white vinegar! Cleans just as well as any of the chemicals!!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  15. So helpful! Found you on Vintage Wanna Bee, hi! :)

  16. I love home made things but my children's always wants some other cleaning product which are really good but just for in case emergency I prefer these home made things.

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