There are tons of cleaning solutions in hundreds of varieties available in the market. Not only are they loaded with chemicals, but they are also toxic to a certain level. So why bring all those toxins home when you can get the same or sometimes even better result with the homemade DIY cleaners! Let us look at the top 8 cleaners that you can make in the comfort of your home!
1. Fizzing tablets to clean toilets
To make your toilet cleaning fun and interesting, try adding these fizzing tablets to it. Let us see how to make them. Take two bowls. In one bowl, add one tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide and half a teaspoon of vinegar. In the other bowl, add one cup of baking soda and ¼ cup of citric acid. Mix the ingredients in the bowls together and pour in the liquid mix to the powder so that it clumps up. You can add about 40 drops of essential oil of your choice to the mixture and with the help of measuring spoons, place them in parchment paper. Let it dry overnight. You can store these balls in airtight containers for future use.
2. Dusting spray
Is your wooden furniture lacking the sheen that it had before? Maybe give this DIY dusting spray a try. Take half a cup of water and add ¼ cup of vinegar into it. Give these two a good mix and add two teaspoons of olive oil to it. This is to give a nice shiny finish to the wood and other surfaces. Finally, you can add 12 to 15 drops of any essential oil, preferably lemon or tangerine, into it. Add this into a spray bottle and you are good to go. Now you have your very own dusting spray. Just make sure to give the bottle a good shake before you use it.
3. Shower and tub cleaner
You know how difficult it can be to clean your shower and tub, especially when you are dealing with hard water. The soap scums can dull down the look of your bathroom and can cloud give a cloudy look to the shower glass. Take equal amounts of vinegar and your favorite dish soap and mix them together. Make sure to heat the vinegar in a microwave before mixing the dish soap with it. Now pour the mixture into a spray bottle and spray it on top of the problem areas. After half an hour, wash it off.
4. Stain Remover
Removing stains from cloth can be a time-consuming and tricky job. Try getting those tough stains out with the help of this DIY stain remover. Take 3% hydrogen peroxide and any dishwashing liquid of your choice. Mix them in the ratio of 2:1 respectively. Make sure to pour the liquid into a dark-colored bottle and store it in a dark space. Apply the solution over the stain, let it sit for some time, and scrub it out.
5. Bathroom and kitchen cleaner
Two of the best cleaning ingredients when it comes to DIYing it, are definitely baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. There are only very few stains that these two cannot remove. So, imagine how strong of a cleaning agent you will get after combining these two! That’s exactly what we are going to do here. Just mix baking soda and hydrogen peroxide in a bowl until they become a paste. Now apply them to the surface that needs to be cleaned. Scrub it out and the stain and dirt would be long gone.
6. Cabinet Cleaner
Kitchen cabinets can be one of the most ignored things when it comes to house cleaning. Because of this very reason, they can get pretty dusty too. Cleaning them can now be a part of your kitchen cleaning routine with this homemade cabinet cleaner. Take some baking soda and coconut oil. Mix them in the ratio of 2:1 respectively. Scrub it into the cabinet with the help of a sponge or a cloth. Your kitchen cabinets can look spick and span in a matter of minutes.
7. Heavy-duty scrub
If you are dealing with some pretty hard stains, try using the lemon and borax hack. All you have to do is spread some borax powder into a flat surface. Then cut a lemon in half and dip it in the borax. Now using this, scrub the area with the stubborn stain. You may have to put in some below grease to it, but at the end of the day, you will be pretty happy with the results. If this doesn’t do the trick, maybe it’s time to give your house a deep cleaning by hiring professional house cleaners.
8. Dishwasher Detergent
If you are looking for a DIY scouring powder and a dishwashing powder, then you have come to the right place. Take two cups of baking soda and add half a cup of washing soda to it. Then mix ¼ cup of Kosher salt and ¼ cup of citric acid into the mixture. Finally, add 15 drops of essential oil to it and you have your very own scouring powder cum dishwashing detergent.