7.22.2008

{ clean ME }


The average US household spends more than $600/year on cleaning supplies. I know I've given a fair share of our funds to Method and Seventh Generation over the years. This weekend though I wiped up some homemade cleaning supplies. Here are some of the recipes I used.

Wood: Combine 1/4 cup lemon juice and 1 tsp olive oil in a glass jar with lid. Use small amt. on cleaning rag to polish wood surfaces.
All purpose: Combine 1 cup distilled white vinegar and 1 cup water in a spray bottle.
Bathroom: I've been using baking soda to scrub sinks and toilets.
Stain Remover: Here's a link to a great stain remover posted by Small Notebook the other day!
Do any of you have any great {homemade} cleaning supply recipes you want to share?

6 comments:

Terina said...

i have found that i need things that smell good. even though they might be more expensive, i actually will clean more. i use mrs. meyers. but when i run out, i will come back to this post and try some of this stuff!

jess @ lost button studio said...

I have a homemade carpet spot cleaner recipe and a recipe for a natural room freshener on my blog...I love the vinegar and water combo you mentioned too, it works great.

LobotoME said...

Hi Terina - I love Mrs Meyers Lemon scent stuff too!

Hi Jess - Thanks for those great recipes!

Have a great day!

J :)

Vered said...

"Do any of you have any great {homemade} cleaning supply recipes you want to share?"

Ha. I wish. But you've given me some great ideas here. Thank you.

Ann - One Bag Nation said...

I have some Method products but I don't like their packaging; seems sort of bulky for a "green" company. When I run out of the packaged stuff I have, I plan to start using all-natural and/or homemade products.

I'll be looking for a good toilet cleaner, if anyone has any good ideas!

Rachel said...

Those are all good recipes. I'd forgotten about the one for wood cleaner. For the vinegar and water all-purpose cleaner, I add a tiny squirt of liquid dish soap to it. Thanks so much!