Tuesday, July 22, 2008


I was watching a commercial today that was ooh-ing and ahh-ing over clorox anywhere spray. Mom's sprayed it on the kids toys, the garbage can, door handles etc. It's supposed to be a competely sanitary and safe spray..but I just had to wonder....because I have hard time believing that anything mass produced by clorox could be completely safe without any harmful chemicals. So I checked out the ingredients on the bottle and gave myself a pat on the back for being right.
Instead----I have found that making my own cleaner is the way to go! Cheaper too! Just put these recipes in a spray bottle and not only do you have incredibly good cleaners, but they are environmentally AND kid safe. Really. Truly. The first time I cleaned my sliding glass door with the glass stuff--I did a double take because I thought it was open. Crystal clear I tell you. Gorgeously sparkly clean for 1 minute before Kai got his grubby hands all over it..but that's another story all together.

Here are some awesome Homemade Cleaner Recipes from the Old Red Barn Co:

Glass Cleaner
2 parts vinegar to 1 part distilled water. Sometimes I add some antiseptic essential oil such as lemon, lavender or tea tree. Three or four drops works great.

All Purpose Cleaner
2 teaspoons Borax
20 oz of distilled water
10 oz vinegar
2 drops of your favorite dish soap
A few drops of essential oils if you wish

Scrubby stuff
A box of Borax
A box of baking soda
A few drops of essential oil like lemon and rosemary


Anonymous said...

Oh these are very helpful! Thanks for posting them!

Bethanne said...

Cool! I'm glad that you know about this kind of stuff because I really don't! I'm going to HAVE to try them...

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