During quarantine, I’ve experimented with lots of DIY cleaners, hand soaps, and detergents. I wanted a product that was gentle, affordable and effective. After several trials and errors, I found two concoctions that really work, are gentle and affordable.
All Purpose Cleaner:
This cleaner cuts through grease, dirt and dust. I’m so impressed with this cleaner. For someone who’s side gig is cleaning remodeled homes, I needed a cleaner that was tough on grime but didn’t “kill” me with toxic ingredients.
2 cups water
2 TBSP castile soap
10-15 drops essential oils (optional)
Reuse any old spray bottle or pick one up at Walmart or Dollar Tree.
I wanted a glass cleaner that is gentle and doesn’t streak. When you have ten windows and three large mirrors to clean, you don’t have time for streaks. Because of the rubbing alcohol, this cleaner dries fast, and therefore, doesn’t streak.
2 cups water
2 cups rubbing alcohol
2 TBSP vinegar
I get my castile soap at stores like Marshall’s or T.J. Max. I have found that they have the best deals, usually around $7 for a 32 oz bottle, which goes a long way.
Give these cleaners a try and toss the toxic store bought cleaners. What we eat, put on our skin and inhale, is central to our health. Even a small change towards a gentler and less toxic environment helps.