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.

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Lee Wyatt

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