It may seem like a lot of effort to make your own cleaning products instead of buying them, but with the right ingredients and time, it can be quite easy. Making your own cleaning products can help save you money, is better for the environment and safer for your home. You know what goes into the cleaning products you make, unlike the hundreds of unknown chemicals that are found in store-bought cleaning products. Below is a list of the best ingredients to make your cleaning supplies, and what they help with.
- Baking Soda – this is a very common household item that most people have. It can be used in many different types of cleaning products for different surfaces. When combined with vinegar, baking soda can be used to help remove grease and tough stains.
- Vinegar – like baking soda, vinegar is also cheap and usually in most pantries. Vinegar works like alcohol to remove grease, stains and can also be used to disinfect coffee machines, microwaves and ovens.
- Hydrogen Peroxide – This is sold in most grocery and/or drug stores. It is best used for cleaning glass, countertops and sinks.
- Lemons – Mix lemons, vinegar and water to make an all purpose cleaner. The vinegar will clean while the lemon will leave a lovely scent behind. Lemons can also be used to clean tough stains inside microwaves by adding lemon to a bowl of water and microwaving for 5 minutes.
- Salt – Salt is best for cleaning grease, at it is a rough substance that goes deep into the grease to scrub it away. Salt can be used on the inside of ovens, pans, and can also unclog sinks.
- Tea Tree Oil – Tea Tree Oil is used for many different types of things, from skincare to preventing infections on bites as well as cleaning products. It has a very strong smell as it is an essential oil. It can be added to a diffuser to clean the air in your home, or add it to your washing machine and run a cycle to clean out the machine.
These products can be combined together or used by themselves to create great household cleaning products. Learn how to make these products at home, here.