{Homemade Cleaner} Tip of the Week

I am such a dork, but I hate to buy dumb things like kitchen cleaner (especially since my hubby put me on a strict “spending plan”). I have forever wanted to make my own to be a little more green, and even have all the supplies I would need. Well I finally did it. You would never believe how easy it is, and it works better than any cleaners I have used. Here you go:
Kitchen Cleaner
2 TBLS Ammonia
2 TBLS dish liquid
1 quart water
I mixed it all in an empty cleaner bottle I had. Let me know what you think, or if you have other great green homemade cleaner recipes.


  1. says

    I can’t believe how well this works! I think dawn dish soap works the best though and another “tip” spray a little of this on stains a few minutes before washing, it takes them right out!

  2. says

    I got this cleaner from the Dr Oz website. I love it.

    Mix together
    1 tbsp of Borax powder (find it in the laundry aisle of your supermarket)
    3 tbsps of white vinegar
    2 cups of water
    1 tablespoon of dish soap
    1 drop of essential oil such as peppermint for fragrance (optional)

    Pour it into a spray bottle you bought at the hardware store, give it a shake, and you are ready to clean. For windows, use white vinegar wiped down with newspapers, and to disinfect toys and other kids’ products fill a spray bottle with non-chlorine bleach (3% hydrogen peroxide) and wipe with a paper towel.

    Bonus: Cleaning out harsh chemicals is not only better for your health, it’s good for the environment, because you drastically cut back on your plastic use by eliminating all those bottles of mildew cleaner, window washer, bathtub scrub, and more.

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