With basic ingredients and a little know-how, you can compound a homemade cleaner that is useful in cleaning the hard kitchen and bathroom surfaces that need frequent maintenance: stove top, fridge door, counters, garbage and compost pails, and more. Start by making a batch of citrus vinegar with your leftover citrus peels or just used plain white distilled vinegar. You can also add a few drops of essential oil and a drop of two of food coloring. Thank you Angela Coffman of www.groceryshrink.com (Check out Angela’s website for a wealth of money-saving ideas related to food and home.)
2 cups hot water
2 tsp Borax
1/4 cup Castille soap, plain or scented
1/4 cup vinegar (white distilled or Citrus Vinegar)
24 oz. spray bottle
Add hot water and then Borax to spray bottle first. Close the bottle and shake well to dissolve the Borax. Add Castille soap and vinegar, put the top on and shake well again. Label Organic All-Purpose Cleaner.
Additionally, I write the formula (recipe) right on the bottle – or on a wide piece of masking tape affixed to the bottle. This makes it simple to mix up a fresh batch as needed without having to hunt for the recipe.
|Two easy-to-make cleaning products:
Sparkling Glass Cleaner and
Organic All-Purpose Cleaner