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Homemade Cleaners

Here’s a few more recipes for homemade cleaners you can make yourself. Invest in a few spray bottles and make them before you need them. That way you always have them on hand for cleaning jobs.

OVEN CLEANER
2 Tbsp. dish washing liquid
2 Tbsp. borax
1/4 c. ammonia
1 1/2 c. warm water

Mix together, apply to oven spills and allow to sit 20-30 minutes. Scrub with an abrasive nylon-backed sponge and rinse well.

GENERAL-PURPOSE CLEANER
1 tsp. borax
1/2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. vinegar
1/4 tsp. dish washing liquid
2 c. hot water

Combine all ingredients. For a more pleasant smell, use lemon juice instead of vinegar.

EASY SCRUB

3/4 c. baking soda
1/4 c. borax
Dish washing liquid

Combine the baking soda and borax. Mix in enough dish washing liquid to make a smooth paste. (Add 1/4 tsp. of lemon juice for a more pleasant smell.)

HEAVY-DUTY DISINFECTANT CLEANER
1/4 c. powdered laundry detergent
1 Tbsp. borax
3/4 c. hot water
1/4 c. pine oil or pine-based cleaner

Slowly stir the detergent and borax into the water to dissolve. Add the pine oil (available at hardware stores and supermarkets) and mix well. For bathroom cleaning, use the mixture full strength. In the kitchen, dilute with water.

GLASS CLEANER

2 Tbsp. ammonia
1/2 c. alcohol
1/4 t. dish washing liquid
A few drops blue food coloring
Water

Combine ammonia, alcohol, dish washing liquid and food coloring,
then add enough water to make 1 quart. If you prefer a
non-ammonia cleaner, substitute 3 Tbsp. vinegar or lemon juice
for the ammonia.

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5 Responses to “Homemade Cleaners”

  1. I have really wanted to try some homeade cleaners- thnaks for these recipes.

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  2. Jimmy says:

    Thanks for these home cleaners. I don’t like spraying chemical cleaners into my oven, so I plan on using the oven cleaner recipe. I’ll touch base after trying it to let you know how well it worked. Where’s a good place to buy Borax?
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  3. I am so glad to have specific directions on ways to make cleaners at home! When I was a newlywed I tried putting dish soap into the dishwasher and it was a disaster! LOL I had to call my Dad to come over and stop the flood if soap bubbles. I felt like I was Lucille Ball in her tv show.
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  4. Debra Eckerling says:

    These are great tips. Did you know that if you clean windows with newspaper it doesn’t streak?

  5. Beth Parker says:

    Thanks. I’ve thought about making my own cleaners before, but I’ve never done it. I need to get some spray bottles.
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