Get ready to be amazed at the amount of recipes that I am going to post for y'all! As mentioned in my last post, I love to make natural/homemade cleaners, because they are- frugal, easy to make, and flexible in their purposes.
1. This first recipe for All Purpose Cleaner comes from Abby at Homebirthin' Momma. Her and I share similar ideas in homebirth, raising kids for the Lord, and... cleaning!! (A lady after my own heart for sure).
6 tablespoons white distilled vinegar
4 cups water
2 Tablespoons Borax
2 Tablespoons dish soap
Use funnel and add to spray bottle in the order listed.
2. Dusting Spray- Great for real wood or any surface that you would normally dust. Spray directly to wood or onto a microfiber cloth.
1 cup white vinegar
1/2 teaspoon olive oil (to condition wood)
3 cups water
Mix ingredients in a spray bottle. Shake as you go to keep the ingredients mixed.
3. Fabric Refresher
2 cups warm water
1/4 cup fabric softener (I buy fancy softener that smells wonderful, because a little goes a long way
with this recipe.)
1 tablespoon baking soda (as a deodorizer)
Mix ingredients in a spray bottle and mist on fabrics as much as you like!
4. Mopping Solution
1/4 cup white distilled vinegar
1 teaspoon or tablespoon dish soap (depends on how "sudsy" you need the cleaner to be)
1/4 cup Arm and Hammer Washing Soda
2 gallons very warm water
When mopping, I use reusable microfiber rags attached to a Swiffer mop. Or, invest in a mop with velcro strips and very thick scrubbing pads. This would be a great mop!
*Bonus Trick: To clean Baseboards- use a dryer sheet. This will pick up lint and coat against dust and hair.