Homemade Cleaner Recipe

I had a bit of a moment of panic  when I went to grab a few pictures of the ingredients of today’s homemade cleaner recipe and my camera wouldn’t work.  Could you hear me hyperventilating from where you are?  I wanted to cry and scream at the world.  Then it dawned on me.  Uh…..when was the last time I charged this picture taker of mine.


moving on…

This recipe isn’t original to me.  I found it on Pinterest.  I’ve seen it in many forms since.  I’m just add my ‘ya-hoo, this stuff really works’ to the chorus.

recipe for homemade cleaner

Two ingredients:  Vinegar and Dawn dish soap.  I’ve used other dish soaps, including an all natural one, and while it worked, the blue dawn worked better.

homemade cleaners

The original recipe called for heating the vinegar in the microwave.  Interestingly enough, when I heat the vinegar the solution does stay together better.

The original recipe also called for more Dawn that I use.  It’s hard to tell here, but I’m using about 2/3rds vinegar and 1/3 Dawn.  You can play around with it until you like it best.

making your own cleaners

Now if you like your cleaners to smell all piney fresh, this ain’t the recipe for you.  It smells like vinegar.  I’d be willing to bet you could add a couple of drops of essential oil it you would like, I just use it the way it is.

I have a bottle of this cleaner for the bathrooms and a bottle of this cleaner for the kitchen.  It works GREAT, and with my Dawn to vinegar ratio it’s pretty cost effective too.

It’s ‘lung safe’ for Parker, gentle on my hands, and takes just a few minutes to put together.

Score!  The more money I save the more money I can put towards our goal of getting Parker into Now I Can.org for his intensive threapy!

What homemade recipes are you using? 

PS:  If you want to get really fancy, you can go here and print off some seriously cute labels for ALL of your homemade cleaning supplies.  (Hat tip:  Down to Earth)


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