Organic Cleaning Recipes

by Lee Wyatt
(last updated April 11, 2016)

Have you ever noticed just how much the commercial cleaners cost? One way to get around that problem and expense is to use some organic cleaning recipes. These recipes are made from ingredients that you probably have lying around your home, and best of all cost a fraction of the price that a commercial cleaner costs. Considering how many different recipes there are for organic cleaners, here are three for the most common types of cleaning that you do around your home.

  • Multi-surface. Considering how many different types of surfaces you have in your home, it only makes sense to have at least one multi-surface cleaner on hand. A great, general, all-purpose natural cleaner that you can use on a multitude of surfaces can be made rather simply. Mix together a 50/50 solution of white vinegar and water. Stir the ingredients together to thoroughly mix, and then pour the mixture into a spray bottle. Apply the cleaning mixture either directly to the stained surface, or to a soft clean rag and then scrub it away.
  • Glass. You can never have enough glass cleaner, and it is also one of the easiest organic cleaners to make yourself. The most effective method is to mix together one tablespoon of cornstarch, 1 quart warm water, and 1/4 cup of one of either undiluted white vinegar or freshly squeezed citrus juice. Mix everything together thoroughly, and then place into some spray bottles. Simply spray the cleaner onto the glass surface as you normally would, and either wipe away using newspaper, a paper towel, or a squeegee.
  • Ovens. Frankly, ovens can be a bit of a beast to clean even with commercially made cleaners. However, that being said there is a rather good recipe that you can use to make a simple natural oven cleaner that works quite well. Mix together1/3 cup of table salt (any brand will do) and 1 cup of baking soda. Now, get a spray bottle filled with some water, and then completely cover the interior of your oven with water. Sprinkle the dry ingredients onto the water, and then spray again. Allow everything to remain in the oven overnight, and then wipe away in the morning. If you notice that you still have a couple of stains, you can easily remove them by simply applying some hot water, and some more of the cleansing powder directly onto the stain. Scrub everything away with a clean rag or green scrubbie.

Author Bio

Lee Wyatt

Contributor of numerous Tips.Net articles, Lee Wyatt is quickly becoming a regular "Jack of all trades." He is currently an independent contractor specializing in writing and editing. Contact him today for all of your writing and editing needs! Click here to contact. ...

MORE FROM LEE

Which Grade of Gas is Best for My Car?

One common question that people ask automotive experts has to do with the grade of gas that is best for their car. Instead of ...

Discover More

Removing Iron Stains from Vinyl Fencing

One of the more difficult types of stains that you will occasionally need to remove from vinyl fencing is an iron or rust ...

Discover More

Accenting Your Garden

Learning how to properly accent your garden can help make all the difference during the cold winter months. By properly ...

Discover More

Tough Cleaning Jobs Require Brawny! Brawny paper towels provide the versatility you need: the strength for demanding jobs and the softness to clean up your child's messy face. This 24-roll pack of pick-a-size sheets can handle just about every cleaning task in your home. Check out Brawny 24-Pack Giant Paper Towels today!

More Cleaning Tips

Cleaning Electric Razors

Electric razors, or shavers as they are commonly known, are supposed to save time and the skin of the men who use it. ...

Discover More

Cleaning Water Dispensers

Water dispensers are a wonderful item to have both in the home and in the office. As with most water related items though, ...

Discover More

Burst Cleaning

Very few people like to do a lot of cleaning all at one stretch. Instead of doing it in the traditional manner, why not try ...

Discover More
Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Get tips like this every week in Cleaning Tips from Tips.Net. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

View most recent newsletter.

Comments

If you would like to add an image to your comment (not an avatar, but an image to help in making the point of your comment), include the characters [{fig}] in your comment text. You’ll be prompted to upload your image when you submit the comment. Maximum image size is 8Mpixels. Images larger than 600px wide or 1000px tall will be reduced. Up to three images may be included in a comment. All images are subject to review. Commenting privileges may be curtailed if inappropriate images are posted.

What is 7 - 2?

There are currently no comments for this tip. (Be the first to leave your comment—just use the simple form above!)


Newest Tips
Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Get tips like this every week in Cleaning Tips from Tips.Net. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

(Your e-mail address is not shared with anyone, ever.)

View the most recent newsletter.