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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Tips on Tuesday: Homemade All Purpose Cleaner

It's true--the "Granola Girl" rides again. I laugh that so many people look to me for recipes on Homemade Cleaners and Detergents. I'm really not a granola in the classic sense. I just am tired of pumping chemicals labeled Poison into my home with children around. I'm finding there's almost as much disinfectant power in a lot of 'natural' products.
I really need to thank Jenny from her ICraft Blog for this awesome all purpose cleaner.
What you need:
Spray bottle (Jenny recommends one with measurements on the side--Home Depot was our source)
White Vinegar
Lemon Juice
Mix in a 3:2:1 ratio. For those of you who don't enjoy math problems as part of the creating process, mix the following into the spray bottle:
1 1/2 Cups White Vinegar
1 Cup Lemon Juice
1/2 Cup Water
I didn't even use a measuring cup, I just mixed it straight into the bottle using the ounce measurements on the side.
Jenny's big tip: Use a permanent marker to write the recipe on the bottle and you'll never have to guess again.
I just made this last week and started using over the weekend. It's nice since the lemon gives a little more pleasant odor as you spray it on. Of course, I like to remind everyone that when vinegar dries, the smell disappears. Trust me on this--your house will NOT smell like vinegar. (Jenny even uses to clean around the tub while her kids are taking their baths.)

1 comment:

Jenny said...

Thanks for the shout-out! I think I may be heading in the granola direction, considering I bought a compost bin today!

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