Monday, June 7, 2010

Cleaning Recipes!

Okay, so here they are. I'm really not an exact measurement person, but I'll try.

All Purpose Spray Cleaner:
1T Borax
1T Baking Soda
2T Liquid Castille Soap
15 Drops Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE)
15 Drops Lemon Essential Oil

Put all items in spray bottle and add warm water to half way. Shake to mix ingredients. Let settle and fill rest of the way with water.

What I use on my tile floor:
1 C White Vinegar
15 Drops Essential oil (peppermint, lemon, grapefruit, lavender)
1 T Olive Oil
1 Gal. Hot Water

I just mop my floor and it leaves a nice little shine, but not a greasy residue.

Laundry Detergent:
1/2 C Borax
1/2 C Washing Soda (NOT BAKING SODA)
1/3 bar Fels Naptha soap or 1/3 C liquid castille soap
(optional: essential oil and tea tree oil or grapefruit seed extract)
6 C Water plus more to fill 5 gal. container

Heat water on stove. Add soap and let melt/disolve. Add borax and washing soda mix until disolved. Pour into 5 gal. container. Add enough water to fill 2/3 of the way while mixing. Add essential oil now and mix. Cover and let set 24 hours. It will look a lot like egg drop soup and this is what it's supposed to look like.

1/2 C White Vinegar
1 T Borax
10 drops lemon essential oil which helps boost whites
I pour this mixture into the bleach dispenser.

Glass Cleaner:
50/50 Rubbing Alcohol/Water
Spray Bottle
That's it!

Olive Oil
15 drops essential oil
atomizer (little spray bottle)
just spray little on a paper towel and go to work.

I'll do the deodorant and soap on another day ;)

So there you go:)


  1. I would advise that you get better results in glass cleaner if you use spring water especially if you have hard or unfiltered water....or use distilled water.

  2. So, for the laundry detergent, how much do you use for a regular load?

  3. Thank you for the recipes, friend!!! Gonna go "cook" me up some cleaners now!!! =)

  4. I use one capful which I think is about 1/2 C.