Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Cleaning Up

I've been making a half hearted switch to homemade cleaning products over the past year or two.  I had a few trusty recipes for items I used regularly - but hadn't really made a commitment to change.  I was still holding onto a few some several a large number of commercial (chemical filled) products. Until now.  After watching a documentary over the weekend on chemicals in cleaning and personal care items, the Man of the House and I are more interested in making the change complete.

Now... It. Is. ON! 

I have pulled every cleaning product out of my closet and have begun the process of finding effective, all natural, home made items to replace them. 

Finding myself a bit baffled that I have more than one "all purpose cleaner". If they are really ALL purpose, shouldn't one be enough?  Something to ponder...

I have recipes for all purpose cleaner, laminate floor cleaner, bathroom and toilet cleaners, dish soap, laundry detergent, glass cleaner, soft scrub style cleaner, and dusting spray.

I am still on the search for a good solution to use in my carpet cleaner, and air freshener.  So, if anyone has something that works well for them - PLEASE share!


  1. Want to share your "recipe" for all purpose cleaner? I am currently using the Method All Purpose cleaner from Target. An "air freshener" I love is to boil a large pot of water with cut up oranges and some cinnamon over medium heat for awhile. It radiates through the house and smells fabulous! Or boiling water with lemons, vanilla and rosemary. Here's info on that:


  2. I don't have a recipe specifically for carpet cleaner but I came across something on Pinterest where you can make a candle out of an orange! http://pinterest.com/pin/210965563766057421/ - if that doesn't work, just search "make candle from orange" and it should pop up! Otherwise for carpet cleaner, I use Pure and Gentle's...i listed them with my name - if that link doesn't work, you can check them out here: http://www.pureandgentlesoap.com/shop/anti-allergy-carpet-cleaner-concentrate

    Hope that helps!


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