Make It Yourself Monday- Natural Cleaning Recipes

Since Spring is upon us, it is probably time to get rid of all those winter dust bunnies. Today's recipes will help you do just that, and more! These recipes are made with all natural, household ingredients, and will not only save you money, but will offer you control over what you bring into your environment, your home. Store bought cleaning products all have a myriad of chemicals, most of which I cannot even pronounce, let alone begin to explain what they are. By making your own, you will know exactly what you are using and what you are exposing your family to. Not only will you be in control, you will also be saving yourself time and money! So try these out!

For the recipes below, simply mix the ingredients and pour into a spray bottle. Don't forget to label the bottle! If you dont have any empties laying around the house, you can find all sizes of spray bottles at the dollar store. The recipes can be used on counter tops, floors, walls, carpet and upholstery.

Dissolve 4 Tbs. of  baking soda in one quart of warm water.

Combine 1/4 cup of  (distilled) white vinegar, 1/2 tsp. of liquid soap (vegetable oil-based is best) and 3/4 cup of warm water. Shake this well to ensure blending

Add 1/2 cup of vinegar to warm water. You may use anywhere from one cup to one quart of  water, depending upon the desired strength.

In a large pail, combine 1/2 cup of (distilled) white vinegar, 1/4 cup liquid soap (vegetable oil-based is best), and 2 gallons of warm water. Stir well to ensure blending.  This recipe is for the really big jobs!

Got grease? Got a greasy mess? Well this de-greaser is just the cure! :Mix vinegar and salt together to form a paste. This makes an excellent surface cleanser. As long as you don't dilute the vinegar, this mixture will get rid of your greasy spots!

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