Going Green With Your Spring Cleaning: DIY Cleaning Agents

If you were excited about making your own dusting cloths, wait till you see this! I can’t believe how easy it was to remove some of our staple cleaning products and replace them with 2 spray bottles and a jar of dusting cloths!

For both of these cleaning agents, I picked up inexpensive iGo spray bottles at Walmart for a $1 each. I decided to get 2 sets of a few different colors for each room in the house that would need them.

First up is the All Purpose Cleaner that has now replaced Fantastik, AJAX and Soft Scrub. I can use this cleaner for our counter tops, toilets, showers and floors. I felt like a chemist making this one because the baking soda fizzed when it was poured into the bowl of vinegar.

For this recipe, you will need:
1/2 cup vinegar
2 tbsp baking soda
4 cups hot water

Mix the vinegar, baking soda and hot water together into a bowl. Cut the lemon and squeeze the juice into the bowl. Then cut the lemon into slices and throw them in the bowl as well. Once the water is cool, pour the mixture into your spray bottle(s). You can also put the lemon slices in as well.

Then I moved onto the window cleaner. I was very excited about this recipe because it called for dish soap which meant I could bust out my Meyer’s which I love! This recipe has now replaced our Windex and will be used to clean all of our windows, mirrors and the glass in our stall shower.

For this recipe, you will need:
2 cups hot water
1/2 cup vinegar
A few drops of dish soap
1 lemon
This recipe is made pretty much the same. Mix the water and vinegar in a bowl. Add a few drops of dish soap and then cut and squeeze the juice of a lemon in. You can cut the lemon into rinds and throw them into the bowl as well. When it has cooled, pour them into squeeze bottles.
As I mentioned yesterday, it is extremely important to label your household cleaning agents with their ingredients. While you know what is in them, someone else doesn’t! Using the Avery Self-Adhesive Removable Labels (1 x 1.5 inches), Click here to download the template for free!

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  1. Going Green With Your Spring Cleaning: Dusting Rags October 14, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    […] I cut the rinds off of 2 lemons. For this project I just need the rinds but used the lemons for my All Purpose Cleaner I will be sharing with you on Saturday. After the cloths were completely soaked I took one out […]

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