Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Recipe for a clean house

Someone was asking me the other day about home-made cleaning solution, so I thought I'd post some "recipes" I got at Enrichment to make your own cleansers.

Basic Cleaner

1 pint rubbing alcohol
2 Tbs. non sudsy ammonia
1 tsp. liquid dish soap

Pour these into a one gallon jug, add water to fill the rest of the way. For everyday cleaning, incuding windows and glass. For convenience, keep some in a spray bottle in the kitchen and each bathroom.

Non-abrasive cleanser
For a great non-abrasive cleanser, keep some baking soda in a  shaker to clean countertops (works great on juice stains), sinks, chrome, enamel, appliance fronts, stovetops and even the enamel surface inside the oven. Works as a deodorizer as well.
Works best when used with only a damp cloth, and the baking soda is still partly dry.

I'd be curious to know if anyone has any others to share!


  1. This really isnt a "homeade cleaner" but I use white vinegar in my laundry. It is really good at getting out tough smells,like if your 3 year old forgets he is potty trained or if you forget about your load of laundry in the washer for a couple of days.

  2. I've had both of those happen to me... Thanks for tip, Autumn!