• Natural Cleaning Supplies

    Cleaning your home is an annoying-although inevitable-task that must be completed. If you are tired of buying expensive cleaning products, it is extremely easy to make your own all-natural, non-toxic cleaning supplies right at home! Listed below are recipes for quick and cheap natural cleaning supplies.

    Don’t miss the Natural Cleaning Supplies Infographic below the article!

    Natural Cleaning Supplies ImageAll-Purpose Cleaner

    According to fronteircoop.com, this all-purpose cleaner can be used on a variety of surfaces, from washable walls to countertops.

    • 1 cup liquid castile soap
    • 6 cups water
    • ¼ cup lemon juice
    • ¼ cup eucalyptus leaf or thyme leaf

    Mix the ingredients in a cleaning bucket and use with a soft rag.

    Lemon-Mint Window Wash

    In the article “Herbal Household: Make Your Own Natural Cleaning Products” Phebe Durand gives the ingredients for a natural window wash that leaves your windows streak-free and clean:

    Furniture Polish

    Womensovice.org provides a natural furniture polish:

    • ¼ cup olive oil
    • ¼ cup white distilled vinegar
    • 20-30 drops lemon essential oil (refrigerated lemon juice may be substituted)

    Shake well before use.

    Carpet Freshener

    For a clean, lavender scented carpet, try this recipe from fontiercoop.com:

    • ¾ cup baking soda
    • ¼ cup cornstarch
    • ¼ cup lavender flowers

    Mix the ingredients in a bowl, sprinkle over your carpet and let it sit overnight. Vacuum it up the next morning. Enjoy the fresh lavender scent!

    Disinfectant

    Kill harmful bacteria on your countertops with this herbal disinfectant from motherearthliving.com:

    • 2 cups hot water
    • 10 drops thyme essential oil
    • ¼ cup washing soda

    Use in spray bottle. Shake well before using!

    Toilet Bowl Cleaner

    Clean your toilet bowl naturally with these directions from womensvoices.org:

    • Sprinkle toilet bowl with baking soda
    • Drizzle with vinegar
    • Soak for 30 minutes
    • Scrub with toilet brush

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    Natural Cleaning Supplies Infographic

    Sources:

    Cleaning with Herbs from frontiercoop.com

    Herbal Household: Make Your Own Natural Cleaning Products

    Green-cleaning Recipes from womensvoices.org

    Natural Cleaning Recipes from motherearthliving.com 

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