With this winter being so long and cold, I’ve been eagerly waiting for Spring! It looks like today’s weather is going to be beautiful and sunny. 🙂
Today is a perfect opportunity to open the windows and do some much needed Spring cleaning.
If you are like me and you’re itchin’ to get your home clean, you may need a few natural cleaners to help you get the job done.
Today I’m sharing twelve different cleaning recipes to take your home from winter blah to spring cheer! I have cleaners for the kitchen, bathroom, living room and even for your laundry. All of these recipes are natural and will cost you just pennies to make.
For the Kitchen:
Combine: 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon dish soap and
2 tablespoons vinegar in a spray bottle
Give it a stir then add warm water and give it a shake.
(You can also had a few drops of your favorite essential oil)
Combine: 1/3 cup baking soda and warm water in bowl to get a nice paste
How to Use: Put paste on a brush or sponge and scrub away.
Combine: undiluted vinegar in a spray bottle
How to Use: Spray onto surface and allow to sit for a few minutes then wipe clean.
For the Bathroom:
Combine: 1 cup baking soda, 1 cup borax and 1 cup kosher salt in a jar.
How to Use: Sprinkle on area to be cleaned, wipe with a wet sponge and rinse.
Combine: 1/2 cup borax and 2 gallons hot water
How to Use: Apply with a mop or sponge. (Rinsing is not necessary)
Toilet Bowl Cleaner
Combine: 1/4 cup borax or baking soda and 1 cup vinegar
How to Use: Combine in toilet, let set for 15 minutes, scrub and flush.
For the Living Room:
Carpet Stain Cleaner
Combine: 1/4 cup salt, 1/4 cup borax and 1/4 cup vinegar
How to Use: Apply this paste to deep stains and allow to sit for several hours
until it dries completely, then vacuum it away.
Combine: half dish detergent and half water in a container, use hand mixer to whip
How to Use: Apply with rag and rub the froth into the spot, then rinse with water.
Spray Air Freshener
Combine: 1 oz rubbing alcohol, 6 oz filtered water, 20-40 drops of essential oils
(suggested scents would be peppermint, jasmine or citrus oils) in spray bottle
How to Use: Remove household odors by spraying for instant freshness.