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

Jug, WaterBaking Powder (Bicarbonate of Soda)Ammoniavinegar bottle


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.

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.

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