INSIDE: Cleaning Recipes
Collected here for your convenience are my favorite cleaning recipes that I regularly use. They are composed of natural ingredients that you can generally find in your grocery (otherwise I will link to Amazon or elsewhere for ease), and they are easier on your wallet to buy than the cleaners you buy in the store and generally grey-water-safe.
Keep these items in stock to easily whip up a batch of all purpose spray or scouring powder whenever you need it.
Cleaning Arsenal Checklist
Glass vinegar bottles
Salvaged tops from spray bottles
Glass jars with lids
Sturdy scrub brushes
Ice cube trays
Wool dryer balls
Broom, brush, and dust pan
Toss 5-7 in a small cloth bag with each load, refreshing the soap nuts after they crumble (after about every 4-5 loads)
1 cup salt
2 cups baking soda
1 tsp ground dry thyme leaves
15 drops thyme essential oil
Mix all ingredients together and scoop onto a damp rag to scrub non-porous surfaces (great for the ring around the tub).
1 1/4 cup washing soda
3/4 cup baking soda
1 1/2 cup anhydrous citric acid
1/2 cup sea salt
1/4 up to 1/3 cup vinegar (add as needed)
15 drops lemon eucalyptus oil
ice cube trays
Whisk dry ingredients, then essential oils, then vinegar til thoroughly mixed and clumpy.
Under-fill trays due to mushrooming up.
Let set for 24-48 hours. Pop out and use one per load of dishes.
1/4 cup vinegar (either neat or steeped in citrus peels or herbs)
1 capful of Thieves Cleaner (optional)
water to fill
Mix all ingredients in an old glass vinegar bottle and attach a salvaged spray top. Give a gentle shake and use on everything.
Hardwood Mopping Solution
1/4 cup strong black tea
1/8 cup vinegar
1 TBS Castile soap
10 drops lemon eucalyptus oil
Brew strong black tea (2 teabags for a normal cup).
Let tea cool, add all ingredients and mix thoroughly.
You may get some clumping when you add the Castile soap, this is fine, just break it up and stir thoroughly.