Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Homemade Cleaning Products

This is how I make my cleaning products. Even though I put a lot of lavender in the surface spray it can still smell a bit vinegar-y but it fades in about 15 minutes. I started when E was a baby and I couldn't bear the thought of her crawling on the floor that was cleaned with harmful chemicals. I asked my mom and she said you always clean your floors with vinegar and water when you have little children crawling on them. I had no idea. She told me how to make my own cleaning products and how it was how her mother and grandmother always cleaned. I've tried different recipes but these work the best for me. I think some may be from Martha Stewart. Of course I make pretty labels for all my bottles and Mr.F thinks its very funny.

CLEANING PRODUCT RECIPES

GLASS CLEANER
1 CUP ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL
1 CUP WATER
1 TABLESPOON VINEGAR
40 DROPS LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL

SURFACE CLEANER
1 CUP WHITE VINEGAR
1 CUP WATER
45 DROPS LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL

GERM-BUSTER SCRUB & SHINE
-DEODORIZING DISINFECTANT SCRUB FOR KITCHEN/BATH
¾ CUP BAKING SODA
¼ CUP BORAX
3 TBSP LIQUID CASTILE SOAP
1 TBSP WHITE VINEGAR
30 DROPS EUCALYPTUS ESSENTIAL OIL
15 DROPS LEMON ESSENTIAL OIL
- FORM PASTE, STORE SEALED, SCRUB WITH SPONGE

LAVENDER-ROSE SWEET WATER MIST-
FOR CLOTHES AND LINENS
4 OZ ROSEWATER
1 OZ DISTILLED WATER
1 TBSP 150-190 PROOF ALCOHOL (GRAIN, BRANDY, VODKA)
10 DROPS VEG GLYCERIN
45 DROPS LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL

4 comments:

magnolia mama said...

How great. Thanks for sharing. My kids have been playing on our chemical laden floors for years.

Heather at Grace303 said...

You are so impressive!

Kiki said...

Thanks for giving up your "secret recipes" Does the lavender oil leave a mark or streaks??? That germ buster scrub and shine...yes ma'am I'll be making that one tomorrow when I try to tackle our bathrooms (blech!)

Mrs. Charm said...

I put in a lot of lavender oil and have never had it leave any marks or streaks at all. The germ buster scrub works really well and smells really good!