When it comes to cleaning your home, you want nothing but the best for your family, right? Well sometimes the best wrings out your pocket books pretty fast. Cleaners can be expensive. How do we fix that? Make your own cleaning products. Great idea; it’s not only cheaper on your wallet but its also safer for your loved ones, especially if you have wee ones who put everything in their mouths. Here are some great yet frugal home made cleaning products.

Disinfecting Wipes:

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Supplies:
– Squares of cloth. You can use rags or old t-shirts that are laying around the house.
– Container. You may have a tight lidded container to put the cloths in for later uses.

First cut up the rags if they are too big. One adult t-shirt should make quite a bit. You don’t need to worry about fraying because these are rags.

Then, put the wipes into a container. You can either throw them into a reused baby wipes container (no need to fold!) or roll them up and put them in a reused disinfecting wipes container.

Disinfecting Wipes Recipe

– 1 cup water
– 1/4 cup white vinegar
– 8-10 drops of the following:
– lemon essential oil
– eucalyptus essential oil
– tea tree essential oil

The vinegar is a disinfecting property and the essential oils provide anti-bacterial and a natural germicide property, while also giving the disinfecting solution a pleasant smell.

Fresh Lemon De greaser (All purpose except for wood)

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Supplies:

– 2 cups of water
– 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
– 1 tablespoon baking soda

Directions:

Pour all the ingredients into a spray bottle and shake well. Spray onto the surface and use a microfiber cloth to wipe.

All Natural Glass Cleaner

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– 2 cups of water
– 2-3 tablespoons of white vinegar
– 2 tablespoons of rubbing alcohol
– 5 drops of essential oils (peppermint is a good one)

Directions:

Pour all the ingredients into a bottle and give it a shake.

Tea Tree Toilet Bowl Scrub

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Supplies:

– 1/2 cup of baking soda
– 1 cup distilled white vinegar
– 1/2 teaspoon tea tree oil

Directions:

– Combine vinegar and essential oil in a small spray bottle.
– Spray vinegar mixture inside bowl, and also on toilet seat, lid, and handle.
– Allow cleaner to sit for several minutes. Sprinkle baking soda inside toilet bowl and scrub inside of bowl with a toilet brush.
– Use a clean, dry cloth to wipe vinegar solution off seat, lid, and handle.

Floor Cleaner

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Supplies:

– 1/4 cup salt
– 1/4 cup borax
– 2 cups of white vinegar

Directions:

– Mix the solution together in a spray bottle and give it a good shake.
– Spray onto the floor and let sit for 20 mins, (or more if you desire).
– Get your mop or rags or whatever you are using and wipe it up. This may take more then one swipe but go over it and use a dry mop or rag to dry the floor.

Written by Cleo Neufeld

Cleo Neufeld

Before meeting the love of her life, Cleo was a single mother to a beautiful little girl for many years. She shares her expertise in single parenting, building a relationship, living on a budget and more.