Adopting a frugal lifestyle involves learning to make things at home that you would otherwise buy at a store. Homemade cleaning solutions are one of the easiest ways to not only save money but also eliminate harsh chemicals in your home.
You probably know that vinegar is a must-have frugal staple for all sorts of cleaning tasks. But the biggest objection I often hear about using vinegar is the smell. Let me assure you that smell quickly fades, but if it still leaves you squeamish you will love this new recipe I discovered for all-purpose cleaner!
Here are the all-natural ingredients:
- 2 cups water
- ½ cup distilled white vinegar
- 1 tsp. Castile soap w/lavender oil (I love Dr. Bronner’s, it lasts forever!)
- ¾ cup hydrogen peroxide
- 20 drops tea tree oil
Pour all ingredients into an empty spray bottle, shake well.
Spray & wipe clean. Safe to use on ceramic tile, wood, marble & granite.
Safe for the kids to clean with, too!
Notice the cleaner is a cloudy white color, but wipes away clear. This works great on all sorts of gunk! The odor is light and pleasant, not at all harsh.
This one is my new favorite, and I plan to keep several bottles on hand throughout our home. With my very active one-year old getting into everything these days, I am thankful for this non-toxic recipe!
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