Category Archives: Homemade Cleaners

An environmentally friendly way of making biodegradable household cleaners, that save you money and the planet while doing it.

How to make your own Glass Cleaner.

Make your own Glass Cleaner with these simple ingredients.

A simple and effective environmentally friendly Home-made glass cleaner, using common household ingredients.

This is a very efficient cleaner that is both quick and inexpensive to make that won’t break the bank.

You will need:

  1. 2 cups of water
  2. ½ cup white (clear) or cider vinegar
  3. ¼ cup Methylated Spirits
  4. Paper Towel
  5. Spray Bottle

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Note: To enhance the fragrance of the cleaner add a few drops of orange essential oil or lemon if you prefer.

Instructions:

  1. Mix these ingredients and store in a spray bottle.
  2. Spray directly on the glass surface, or paper towel, then wipe the glass/mirror and polish it off with a clean dry paper towel, to give a nice sparkling finish.

 

Hint: It’s a good idea to write on the spray bottle that its Glass Cleaner so you know what’s in it.

A happy window washer using our Homemade Glass Cleaner

Using your own Home-made Glass Cleaner is a Great way to save money and the environment.

This simple recipe would be one of the easiest and fastest there is to make, and it will do away with your dependency on any commercial glass cleaner products and save you considerable amounts of money in the future. So many home recipes have been lost over the years its always good to see some of the better ones revived and small improvements added such as the simple fragrance by using essential oils or lemon juice.

 

The fun and simple necessity of making your own glass cleaner from simple ingredients that most people will find in their own cupboards, always puts a smile on my face. These simple formulas that are safe to use, inexpensive to make, and fun for the family smaller members to use. if you let the little ones help you make a batch, you can almost have a safe bet, that they will want to help you to use it around the house.

Remember to keep an eye on them, when they are helping you, as you never know what they will think needs a good clean.

Fish Tank, Dogs, little brother or sister, and anything that won’t run away is fair game.

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Smile You Know it’s True.

 

How to make an environmentally friendly homemade mould killer from things commonly found in the kitchen.

A simple DIY mould killer using common household items found in most homes.

There is no need for any complicated how to recipe this time to make this simple to follow DIY formula.

This is one mould killer that you can safely let your children have a go at making for you.

Mould in corner of room

A very effective Home-made mould killer, comes in the simple form of vinegar, straight out of the bottle. (How easy is that)

Its as simple as 1 2 3

 

Ingredients needed:

  1. Vinegar
  2. Spray Bottle
  3. And a few Paper Towels

 

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Method:

  1. Pour some vinegar into a spray bottle, and spray directly onto the mould you want to remove.
  2. Then leave it to soak overnight,
  3. Then the next day, spray some more vinegar over the area to be cleaned, and wipe it off with a clean paper towel.

This would have to be the easiest how to recipe there is. Its quick and effective to make and its suitable for for young children to do and use with minimum adult supervision. Highly recommended.

Its nice to know that when you want to make your own products, such as this mould killer recipe above, using completely natural and environmentally friendly ingredients,

You are also helping the environment, by not using harsh chemicals as those found in commercial products.

Footnote:

Vinegar, throughout all known human history, has been used for its magical strong antibacterial properties.

One recent test by Good House keeping’s microbiologist, found that as little as 5% vinegar is 90% effective against mould and 99.9% effective against many bacteria strains,

The Ancient magicians and healers, got it right the first time,

 

How to make a powerful general all purpose cleaner for your house.

This simple all purpose cleaner, is quickly made using this recipe below, it’s both environmentally friendly, and cheap to make as well.

This recipe produces quite a powerful general all purpose cleaner, all made from these common household products found in most homes.

The ingredients list is really small to make this general cleaner, it’s simply Bicarbonate of Soda, Ammonia plus some Vinegar and a quantity of water.

That’s all the necessary ingredients needed to make this very cost effective, and efficient general purpose household cleaner.

Items you will need:

  1. 4 litres Hot Water
  2. 100ml Bicarbonate of Soda
  3. 100ml Ammonia
  4. 200ml White Vinegar

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Directions:

Mix all ingredients together and store in a screw top bottle until needed. (Wow… that was hard)

Note: With this mixture, you can clean glass, kitchen appliances, etc

P.S. Including silverware.

This is a very versatile home-made cleaner and I’m sure you’ll find many applications for it.

powerful general all purpose cleaner

A little bit of interesting info about the ingredients used in the recipe above.

Ammonia
The X-15 aircraft used ammonia as one component fuel of its rocket engine

The X-15 aircraft used ammonia as one of it’s component in the fuel used in its rocket engine

Household ammonia is a solution of NH3 in water (i.e., ammonium hydroxide) used as a general purpose cleaner for many surfaces.

Because ammonia results in a relatively streak-free shine, one of its most common uses, is to clean glass, porcelain and stainless steel. It is also frequently used for cleaning ovens, and soaking items in it to loosen baked-on grime.

Household ammonia, ranges in concentration, from 5 to 10 weight percent ammonia.

Bicarbonate of soda.

Bicarbonate of soda.

A paste made from baking soda, can be very effective when used in cleaning and scrubbing.

For cleaning aluminum objects, the use of sodium bicarbonate is discouraged, as it attacks the thin non-reactive protective oxide layer of this otherwise very reactive metal.

A solution in warm water will remove the tarnish from silver, when the silver is in contact with a piece of aluminium foil

White vinegar

White vinegar is often used as a household cleaning agent.

Because it is acidic, it can dissolve mineral deposits from glass,

For most uses, dilution with water is recommended for safety reasons, and to avoid damaging the surfaces being cleaned.

How to make a mildly abrasive cleaner for your home with Bicarbonate of Soda and water.

Making a mildly abrasive household cleaner for your home with Bicarbonate of Soda and water is a simple DIY project anyone can do

This recipe is as simple as they get to make. Add in a bit of elbow grease and you can save yourself quite a few dollars with this top-notch environmentally friendly cleaner.

You will need 4 items:

  1. Bicarbonate of Soda
  2. Water
  3. Bowl
  4. Sponge

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Direction’s to make this mildly abrasive cleaner:

  1. Mix the Bicarbonate of Soda with a few drops of water to form a paste.

How easy is that.! AND… No I didn’t miss any steps in the recipe

You can now take a sponge and dip it into your paste, and gently scrub the areas you want cleaned.

Hint: For the more stubborn areas, you can use a scrubbing-brush or an old toothbrush, and then wipe off the excess with your sponge when your done.

 

DIY mildly abrasive home-made cleaner

Note: This mildly abrasive cleaner solution can also be used on painted surfaces with caution. (Don’t let the kiddies use it)

BUT if you do make them use it to clean up a mess they made on your paint work, do keep a close eye on them, otherwise you will have an even bigger mess to deal with, when the paint starts to get a bit thin, and starts shows what.s behind the layer. (Unless you intended to repaint the area anyway)

A simple and inexpensive all purpose cleaner and deodorizer recipe for your Toilet.

A simple, inexpensive all purpose cleaner that will also deodorizer your Toilet

This simple DIY recipe you can easily make with minimum of fuss. Its nice to use all natural ingredients that are environmentally safe to use in your cleaning environment.

So many people are being brainwashed, by the large commercial companies peddling there wares, and are often taken in by the bright shiny bottles and the fancy TV and Radio Ad campaigns that must cost them a fortune to produce and run.

You will Need these three items:

  1. Baking soda
  2. Vinegar
  3. Toilet Brush

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Directions:

  1. Sprinkle about 1/2 cup of baking soda around the bowl of your toilet.
  2. Carefully pour approximately 1/2 cup of white vinegar over the interior surface of the toilet to be cleaned,
  3. Wait until the bubbling stops. (You can leave it overnight if you like.)
  4. Then scrub your toilet with a toilet brush

 

 

toilet

 

Some information about Bicarbonate of soda.

Bicarbonate of soda.

A paste from baking soda can be very effective when used in cleaning and scrubbing. For cleaning aluminum objects, the use of sodium bicarbonate is discouraged as it attacks the thin non-reactive protective oxide layer of this otherwise very reactive metal. A solution in warm water will remove the tarnish from silver when the silver is in contact with a piece of aluminium foil

White vinegar

White vinegar is often used as a household cleaning agent. Because it is acidic, it can dissolve mineral deposits from glass,

For most uses, dilution with water is recommended for safety, and to avoid damaging any of the surfaces being  cleaned.