Friday, January 15, 2010

Homemade Cleaning Products- safe for kids and family

Homemade Frugal Cleaning Recipes
Here are just a few of the many recipes for homemade frugal cleaning recipes:

Carpet Cleaners:
•For deodorizing: sprinkle baking soda or cornstarch on carpet, using about 1 cup per medium sized room. Vacuum after 30 minutes.
•For deodorizing: mix two parts cornmeal with one part borax; sprinkle liberally, leave for one hour, then vacuum.
•To soak up big spills: dump cornmeal on the spill; after 5-15 minutes, sweep into a dustpan, then vacuum.
•Cleaning: Mix 1/4 cup liquid soap or detergent in the blender with 1/3 cup water. Blend until foamy. Use this to clean spots on the carpet, then rinse with vinegar.
Combine 2 cups water, 3 tablespoons liquid soap, 20-30 drops Tea Tree Oil; Mix well and spray (using a spray bottle) on everything.

Drain Cleaner/Opener
•Prevention: Pour 1/2 cup washing soda into drain followed by 2 cups boiling water.
•Clogging: Pour 1/4 cup baking soda down the drain. Follow with 1/2 cup vinegar and cover drain tightly until finished fizzing. Flush with one gallon boiling water.
Furniture Polish
•Mix 3 parts olive oil with 1 part vinegar. Use a soft cloth.
•Mix 2 parts olive oil to 1 part lemon juice. Use a soft cloth.
Multipurpose Cleaner
1/4 cup baking soda, 1 cup white vinegar, 1 gallon warm water; Mix ingredients and store in air-tight container.

Window Cleaner
•1/2 cup white vinegar to one gallon warm water. Just mix and scrub.
•Use straight lemon juice, dry with soft cloth.

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