I have been slowly replacing all of my cleaning supplies with natural alternatives. I have already been using my own homemade all purpose cleaner for a few years now. It works great. I put it in a pray bottle.
1/2 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup washing soda or baking soda
2 teaspoons borax
1/2 gallon water
2 tablespoon tea tree oil
~White Vinegar - cuts grease, removes mildew, removes odors, some stains, cleans windows and wax build-up.
~Washing Soda -Soda is a mineral. Washing soda cuts grease, removes stains, softens water, cleans wall, tiles, sinks and tubs.
~Baking Soda - cleans, deodorizes, softens water, scours surfaces.
~Tea tree oil - kills mold, anti viral, anti bacterial, anti fungal, kills mold smell and odors.
~Magic Eraser - Makes natural cleaning easy.
Powdered Laundry Detergent
2 cups Dr. Bronner's unscented Castile bar soap or Ivory soap or Fels Naptha soap
1 cup washing soda
1 cup borax
1 teaspoon essential oil
(2 tbsp per load)
|Grate the bar of soap. One bar of Bronner's castile soap makes about 2 cups.|
|Measure out washing soda and borax. Mix well with the grated soap. Add the essential oil of your choice. I choose grapefruit essential oil since it is a fresh and unisex scent.|
|I store my detergent in this jar I got from IKEA. I found the perfect scoop from a kitchen store. It measure 2 tablespoons.|
I keep Costco bulk white vinegar and baking soda on hand for all of my cleaning jobs.