It all started a few months back when I got my very own Shark mop. I fell in love with the idea of cleaning my house with ZERO chemicals. I loved the simplicity of plugging up my mop and having it clean the floors with steam only and the peace of mind that came along with it. Knowing my family could walk on it directly afterwards and our bodies weren't coming in contact with who knows what.
So after falling in love with my mop, my little brain started ticking with ideas on what else I could do. What good is it if my floors are chemical free but I'm spraying other crap on every other surface. So I did what any other starving-for-information person would do. Opened up Pinterest and I was NOT disappointed. There is a plethora of tips out there for homemade cleaning products. So much so that I was a little intimidated for a while. I had to get myself organized and made a list, of course!
So far I have:
A good all-purpose cleaner, I guess you could call it. Simple enough really.. I mixed up some water, vinegar and a good bit of lemon scented essential oils since my husband cannot take the scent of vinegar in any form or fashion. I've used that on all my counter tops so far and it works like a charm. Win!
I've cleaned my toilets with Baking Soda and Vinegar. I just pour the Baking Soda into the toilet bowl and let it sit for a bit then spray some of my vinegar concoction in there. Let me tell you.. you'll barely have to scrub and your toilet will be sparkling. (I used the vinegar to clean the rest of the toilet. That vinegar sure is versatile isn't it??)
This was a nice, helpful little gem I found on Pinterest:
Worked like a charm! That's a true testament coming from down here in El Paso. We have some hard water, y'all! We just cleaned it with CLR (or whatever that stuff is.. y'all know what I'm talking about) not too long ago, and already the water coming out felt like needle pricks against the skin. Not anymore thanks to... you guessed it.. baking soda and vinegar.
What's that? You want proof? Of course I took pictures of the process. No, I don't know what I've turned into either...
That's all I've got so far, but I'm pretty dern excited.
Do any of you make your own cleaning products? Do you have any tips for me? What about other products? I have a "recipe" to make some laundry detergent once mine runs out. But what about dusting? Glass? Air freshener? Let's here it!