Here is some information on how to make homemade cleaning products:Oven Cleaner
- 1/2 cup salt
- 1 1/2 cups baking soda
- 1/2 cup water
Mix the ingredients until it forms a smooth paste. Plug the holes in the oven with aluminum foil. Spread the paste (try not to get any on metal parts). Leave overnight. In the morning, mix:
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 cup vinegar
Mix the ingredients in a spray bottle. Spray the oven with this mixture. Wipe away. Rinse with clean water. Note: the mixture needs to be rinsed well or it will leave a white residue.Glass Cleaner
Pour plain club soda (not the low-sodium kind) into a spray bottle. Spray it on glass or mirror. Use a lint-free cloth or paper and wipe until it's clean.Microwave Cleaner
- 1/4 cup vinegar
- 2 cups water
Add the ingredients to a large bowl. Microwave uncovered for 3 minutes on high. Leave for another three minutes. Open the microwave, remove the bowl and wipe down the inside of the microwave with a clean damp cloth.Toilet Cleaner
- 3 cups white vinegar
- 10 drops tea tree essential oil (optional).
Pour the ingredients slowly into the toilet bowl. Leave it for 15 minutes then scrub.Bathtub and Shower Cleaner
- 1 part vinegar
- 1 part water
Mix ingredients in a spray bottle. Spray the shower wall and tub. Let it sit for at least 1/2 hour. Rinse it off. If you need extra cleaning power, use liquid detergent and a nylon or plastic sponge. Avoid soap, which can leave a residue.
If there are rust stains in your tub, mix a bit of cream of tartar with water until the consistency is like toothpaste. Put a little on the stains and use a sponge to wash off.
- Don't mix homemade cleaners with store-bought cleaners.
- Work in a well-ventilated area.
- Use the same precautions as with store-bought cleaners - keep them out of reach of children and pets.
- If using unmarked bottles and containers, make sure to label them.
- Don't use food containers to mix cleaning products.