DIY Natural Cleaning Products

DIY and Make Your Own Natural Cleaning Products

Harsh chemical cleaners can sometimes be more harmful than the germs. Make your own effective natural cleaners that are inexpensive and are much healthier for you and the environment.

Kill 100% of the germs by using an acid and a base. Germs cannot live in extreme ph values.
Common acids are vinegar and lemon juice and common bases are baking soda and borax. Alternate the use of acids and bases so that the germs cannot survive.

Add essential oils to boost antiseptic, antimicrobial, antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and give yourself an aromatherapy treatment while you clean. Use traditional cleaning aromas like citrus oils such as Lemon, Lime, Mandarin, Orange or tree oils like Pine and Spruce. I also use Clove, Tea tree, Lavender, Lemongrass, Ginger, Peppermint, Rosemary, Sage and Thyme, but you can choose your favourites to create your own blends.

Vinegar surface spray: 1:1 ratio 50% vinegar to 50% distilled water.

Add essential oils to cover-up the vinegar smell and add antiseptic action. You need a lot of oils to cover the smell of vinegar. I use 50 drops to 100 mls if using base oils like ginger use less.

Put in spray bottle and label. Spray on surfaces such as counters, cabinets, fridges, shelves, walls and just about anything. Use with baking soda when cleaning sinks, toilets to create an acid and base. Let the mixture sit for at least half an hour. Caution: vinegar and baking soda when combined will react, bubble up and foam. You can alternate use instead of putting them together.

Hydrogen peroxide spray: (H202) the chemistry symbol for water is (H20) with another oxygen bond on the end.

Use food grade ultra pure hydrogen peroxide 35% aqueous solution used in seed sprouting and found at the health store or from a seed sprouting supply store. Do not use hydrogen peroxide from the drugstore it has binders and it is not food grade. ***Be careful not to splash on skin or eyes when diluting. At full strength H202 can burn off warts and can discolour the skin white for a short period. CAUTION.

Use 3% solution which equals 1 part 35% hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) to 11 parts distilled water. Mix carefully in spray bottle and label.

You can use food grade H2O2 to clean fruit and vegetables as well as any surfaces including your toothbrush and ear buds. There are books written on all the uses for hydrogen peroxide. Anytime you see a product with the word oxy chances are this is the magical ingredient. It gets rid of stains on clothes and I have used it to get rid of coffee stains on white shirts. It brightens and whitens.

Baking soda: mix 30 drops to one cup of baking soda in a wide mouth jar and label. I use a chopstick to stir it and mix it together. You can use giant salt and pepper shakers to spread on carpets. Let marinate at least 24 hours. Use with vinegar to create an acid and base. Caution: When put together vinegar and baking soda cause a bubble and foam reaction.

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3 Responses to “DIY Natural Cleaning Products”

  1. Great post! I’ve been wanting to try making my own for awhile now..thanks for the inspiration! You may also like my blog on natural health and wellness http://manfonhealth.wordpress.com/

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