Save money cleaning your house by making your own cleaners.
You don’t need a different product for every cleaning job around the house. Home made cleaning products are better for you health and the environment.
You can clean anything around your home for less than $3 a month.
Here are the basic supplies you’ll need to clean your whole house:
– White Vinegar
– Bicarb Soda
– Tea Tree Oil
You can sanitise the kitchen, clean the bathroom and the toilet, freshen your laundry, cure cold sores, dress your salad and make biscuits with these products!
CLEANING YOUR KITCHEN
Both vinegar and tea tree oil have anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties in them, so you can be assured your kitchen is hygienically clean.
For everyday kitchen cleaning, use a homemade all-purpose cleaner: just mix the vinegar, water and a little tea tree oil (or essential oils of choice – mix and match), in a spray bottle.
For tougher marks this all purpose cleaner can be combined with bicarb soda. Spray your surface, sprinkle on a little bicarb and wipe until the stains and tough grime is gone. Don’t use too much bicarb.
Pure essential oils with anti-bacterial properties include, eucalyptus, Manuka, rosemary, thyme, oregano, lemon myrtle and lavender. You can also use citrus oils. They smell great and are inexpensive.
CLEANING YOUR BATHROOM
Pour a little straight vinegar into the bottom of the wet shower recess and leave it for a few minutes. (Vinegar is a great mould killer.) Then sprinkle bicarb over and give the shower a good scrub.
Spray a wet bath with the all-purpose cleaner and sprinkle bicarb over it. Give the bath a good rub with a clean cloth.
Clean your bathroom bench tops the same as in the kitchen.
CLEANING THE TOILET
Pour a little straight vinegar into the bowl and let it sit for a few minutes.
Sprinkle bicarb soda into the bowl and around the sides and scrub with a toilet brush.
CLEANING THE FLOORS
You can mop the floors effectively with a combination of hot water, vinegar and bicarb soda.
For cleaning carpet, you can spray some diluted vinegar on the stain and blot it up with a paper towel.