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All Purpose Cleaner

Written by lee on . Posted in Cleaning Recipes

This can be used on most surfaces and for so many areas of the home. To give the cleaner a beautiful scent when cleaning just add 10 drops of essential oil, which will make the house smell amazing.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon soap (plant based is good)
  • 1 litre hot water
  • ¼ cup white distilled vinegar
  • 1 lemon squeezed
  • 10 drops of essential oil for fragrance 

Mix together and pour into a cleaner trigger spray bottle shake carefully until mixed. Then use as a spray and wipe down surfaces.

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Dishwashing Liquid

Written by lee on . Posted in Cleaning Recipes

  • 1/4 cup soap flakes
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 1/4 cup glycerin
  • 1/2 tsp. lavender or lemon essential oil

Mix soap flakes and water in a medium bowl or glass jug and stir until the soap is dissolved and let cool
Stir in glycerin and essential oil
As it cools it will form a loose gel
Stir then pour into a bottle or squeezie container

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Automatic Dishwasher Detergent

Written by lee on . Posted in Cleaning Recipes

  • 1/2 cup liquid plant or animal fat based soap
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 4 drops tea tree oil
  • 1/4 cup distilled white vinegar

Mix together soap, water, lemon, tea tree and vinegar
Pour into squeeze bottle. 
Use 1 TBS per wash
2 TBS baking soda can also be sprinkled over dirty dishes to absorb odors

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Oven Cleaner

Written by lee on . Posted in Cleaning Recipes

  • Warm water
  • 2 teaspoons borax
  • 2 TBS liquid soap
  • 1 cup Baking soda

Combine baking soda with enough water to make a paste
Apply it to oven surfaces, and let it sit for 15 mins
Now take a scouring pad and scrub the inside of the oven remove deposits and then wipe dry
It’s a good idea to use gloves and glasses if you have them

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Glass Cleaner

Written by lee on . Posted in Cleaning Recipes

  • 1-1/2 cups vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 8 drops citrus essential oil of choice

Combine all ingredients in a pump spray bottle and shake well before use
Spray solution onto mirror and wipe with a dry cloth or scrunched up newspaper

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