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Old 04-10-2013, 08:37 PM   #1
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Home Made Cleaner - Not Vinegar?

Does anyone have suggestions on how to make your own all purpose cleaner that is not made from vinegar? I ask for a friend whose daughter cannot stand the smell of vinegar but they want to go to a more natural cleaning agent.

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Re: Home Made Cleaner - Not Vinegar?

It's easy

In a spray bottle mix 3 parts water and 1 part Bronner's Castile soap (any scent you like).
Add 15 drops of Australian Tea Tree essential oil for it's antibacterial properties (optional).
If you are using unscented castile soap, you can add your favorite essential oils to make it smell really nice. I personally prefer citrus smells for my cleaning sprays, especially sweet orange or lemon.

This spray is great for most surfaces around the house except windows or mirrors.

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Old 04-11-2013, 07:57 AM   #3
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I use baking soda with some water and lemon juice
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You can do alcohol based cleaner, but I hear there's alcohol smell issue as well.
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Re: Home Made Cleaner - Not Vinegar?

Following this thread. I can't get past the stinky vinegar smell, but I don't want to buy "natural" cleaning products from the store. Lol.
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Two parts water and one part cheap vodka. Apparently also makes a good glass cleaner. I saw it on TV, but we don't keep booze in the house, so I haven't tried it yet.
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Re: Home Made Cleaner - Not Vinegar?

In the bathroom, hydrogen peroxide may be used. I get a babyganics spray and begin to refill the spray bottle once 1/4 of it has been used (and on and on) with hydrogen peroxide for a spray that will last longer and get mildew better.
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Re: Home Made Cleaner - Not Vinegar?

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Following this thread. I can't get past the stinky vinegar smell, but I don't want to buy "natural" cleaning products from the store. Lol.
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Re: Home Made Cleaner - Not Vinegar?

I also use the bronners, i use the baby mild and dilute it with water in a spray bottle, so cheap and lasts forever, plus I dont worry about having the little ones clean with it for their chores, I'd rather buy the bronners than vinegar because we do use it for a ton of other things and I also don't like the smell of vinegar.
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