Day #7 of 7 Natural Cleaning Products You Can Make At Home Guest Post Series!

DIY Cleaning Wipes

Clorox cleaning wipes offer an easy way to quickly clean up spills and messes, but they feature a number of toxic chemicals on the label. As single-use wipes, they’re also bad for the environment. This reusable option is a great alternative! Ingredients and Cleaning Supplies
  • 1 wide-mouth quart-size mason jar
  • 15-20 10” x 10” rags cut from old T-shirts or other scrap fabric
  • ¾ cup filtered or distilled water
  • ¾ cup white distilled vinegar
  • 15 drops lemon essential oil
  • 8 drops lavender essential oil
  • 4 drops bergamot essential oil
Directions
  1. Mix the essential oils, water, and vinegar together in your mason jar.
  2. Add your pre-cut cloths and press them firmly into the liquid.
  3. Secure the lid and tip your jar upside-down or shake to make sure that all wipes are completely damp.
  4. Store your wipes in a cool, dark cupboard or closet in order to preserve the essential oils.
NOTE: For the ultimate clean, be sure to wash the wipes after each use! Get Started with Green Cleaning Today! As you’ve seen from the recipes above, making natural cleaning products at home is easy! No more toxins, irritants, or other dangerous chemicals for you and your family. By making your own cleaning products at home, you control the ingredients and ensure only the safest products are around you and your loved ones without sacrificing effectiveness. But that’s not the only reason to make your own natural cleaning products. Many store-bought cleaning products have negative effects on the environment. With the DIY alternatives above, you minimize your environmental impact! Did I mention that homemade cleaning products are also often much cheaper to make than buying green cleaning products in-store? It’s true! And, as moms, we know every penny counts! Have you tried any of the recipes above and love them? Feel free to share them with your friends and family! About the Author: Linda Floyd  Linda Floyd is the owner of Upstairs Downstairs Cleaning Service. Linda is a mother of 3, loves to travel and spend time with her family.

Day #6 of 7 Natural Cleaning Products You Can Make At Home Guest Post Series!

Floor Cleaner

Who doesn’t love walking into a home that smells of Pine Sol? There’s just something about that fresh scent that screams “clean!”. But Pine Sol has a number of harsh chemicals. This floor cleaner, however, does not. In addition to being an excellent floor cleaner, it also doubles as a safe polish for wood furniture. Ingredients:
  • 1 Tbsp. of unscented liquid castile soap
  • 4 cups of warm water
  • 10 to 15 drops of pine essential oil
  • 1 sprig of rosemary (optional)
Directions:
  1. Combine all of your ingredients in a jar or bottle.
  2. Shake thoroughly. Leave the whole sprig of rosemary in the solution – it will keep adding fragrance to the blend as time passes.
  3. Use as you would any other floor cleaner, or apply like a polish to your wood furniture.

About the Author: Linda Floyd

Linda Floyd is the owner of Upstairs Downstairs Cleaning Service. Linda is a mother of 3, loves to travel and spend time with her family.

Day #4 of 7 Natural Cleaning Products You Can Make At Home Guest Post Series!

Homemade All Purpose Cleaner

We all need a good all-purpose cleaner to help us tackle tough messes in our home. This recipe is great for cleaning a number of surfaces, including countertops and bathroom surfaces. Trust me, you’ll want to add this alternative to your cleaning routine! Important to note that, while borax is a natural product, it can cause irritation if overused, so treat this DIY solution as you would a store-bought product (use with care). Ingredients:
  • 2 cups of distilled water
  • 1 tsp. of borax
  • ½ tsp. of washing soda
  • 1 tsp. of liquid Castile soap
  • A few drops of your favorite essential oils
Directions:
  1. Mix all ingredients in a plastic spray bottle. Cover, and shake well.
  2. Spray where you need it, and wipe clean with a dry rag.

About the Author: Linda Floyd

Linda Floyd is the owner of Upstairs Downstairs Cleaning Service. Linda is a mother of 3, loves to travel and spend time with her family.

Day #3 of 7 Natural Cleaning Products You Can Make At Home Guest Post Series!

DIY Glass Cleaner

This DIY glass cleaner is an inexpensive, effective, and easy to make alternative to store-bought products. Say goodbye to toothpaste drops on your bathroom mirror and streaky windows– this natural, DIY alternative will leave your glass sparkling. Ingredients:
  • ¼ cup of rubbing alcohol (optional – this ups the effectiveness of the formula, but if you hate the idea, skip it)
  • ¼ cup of white vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. of cornstarch
  • 2 cups of warm water
Directions:
  1. Mix all the ingredients in a plastic spray bottle until evenly dissolved.
  2. Shake before using, and spray as you would regular glass cleaner.
NOTE: Shake well before using.

About the Author: Linda Floyd

Linda Floyd is the owner of Upstairs Downstairs Cleaning Service. Linda is a mother of 3, loves to travel and spend time with her family.