6 Simple DIY Cleaning Solution Recipes

6 DIY Cleaning Solution Recipes

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While many people don’t like the physical act of house cleaning almost everyone likes the end result — a clean home. There is just something about that new, crisp unpolluted landscape – if only just temporary.  Now when it comes to the cleaning solutions themselves, store bought options are always a short commute or click away.  They come in all colors, shapes, sizes and smells — literally.  If you’re looking to skip the store bought variety and truly know what it is you are cleaning with, we’ve got 6 simple DIY cleaning solution recipes for you in this episode of Earth911TV. (Each recipe is also listed out beneath the video below.)

6 DIY cleaning solution recipes

Soft Scrub:

  • Natural Dish-washing Liquid
  • 1/2 C Baking Soda

Mix enough dish-washing liquid to make a paste.

Use: Perfect for tubs, tiles and toilets.

Download the All-Natural Cleaning Cheatsheet

This room-by-room guide to cleaning everything in your home is available in the Earth911 Resource Library.

Glass Cleaner:

  • 1/4 tsp Natural Dishwashing Liquid
  • 3 tbs White distilled vinegar
  • 2 Cups Water
  • Lemon twist or lemon oil

Use: Shake, spray and dry

All Purpose Cleaner:

  • 1/2 tsp Washing soda
  • 1/2 tsp Natural liquid soap (castile)
  • 2 Cups Hot Water

Furniture Polish:

  • 1/2 tsp Olive oil or Jojoba
  • 1/4 cup White Vinegar or Lemon Juice

Use: Dab solution with a cloth and wipe wood surfaces.

Disinfectant:

  • 1 tsp Tea Tree or Clove Essential Oil
  • 2 Cups of Water

Use: Spray and wipe or spray and let dry.

Wood Floor Cleaner:

  • 1/4 cup olive or jojoba oil
  • 1/3 cup white vinegar
  • 12 drops lemon essential oil
  • 5 cups hot water

Use: Dip mop or cloth rag in the mixture. Spread a thin layer on flooring.

Looking for more DIY content from Earth911TV? You’ll want to check out these other recent episodes.

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