Straight from 'Homemade, how to make hundreds of everyday products fast, fresh and more naturally' by Reader's Digest 2008 - a easy DIY recipe for counter/everyday cleaner. Since we were out of our old Clorox product I decided to make my own and save $4. I already had all the ingredients so it was easy and quick!
Fresh-Smelling Multipurpose Cleaner
- 3 1/2 cups hot water
- 1/2 cup white or apple cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon borax
- 1 teaspoon washing soda
- 1 teaspoon liquid castile soap
- 1 clean 32-ounce spray bottle
- Fill spray bottle first with hot water; then add vinegar, borax, washing soda, and the liquid castile soap. Shake well before using.
- Spray on countertops, kitchen appliances and fixtures and tile or painted surfaces.
- Wipe down with a clean cloth or damp sponge.
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|the final product - cloudy but really works great!|
I used Dr. Bronners - peppermint for the castile soap and love the scent it brings to the spray. It's crazy how far a little of that stuff will go! Also I started with a old windex bottle but found it wasn't large enough. I switched to a 32 oz bottle... duh like the recipe calls for. Great job reading Robin.
Also there was a tiny and cool little reaction when I added the washing soda since the vinegar hadn't all mixed with the water. It bubbled up some so I'd recommend doing this over a sink.
Glad we now have a healthier alternative to Clorox products. I've used it for a few days and have to say it works just as good as the store bought stuff and smells better too! Yay for homemade.
ps. gotta get Tony to design me a cool logo for all my homemade products (like this & this) with his cool photoshopping skills.