A couple of years ago, after a bit of a healthy-living-free-range-chemical-free-back-to-nature-documentary binge, I decided that I wanted to give making my own cleaning products a try. I was pregnant with Owen and thought that we didn't need all those chemicals floating around the house. Plus, the idea of little hands getting hold of a strong cleanser and getting sick from it was also a big catalyst.
It didn't take much googling to find a million and one different homemade cleaning "recipes". I gave a few a try and altered them to my liking and now I have a few that I've been using for the last year and a half. A couple of people have asked me for the recipes so I figured here was as good of place to share them as any.
First up today is dusting spray. I've used this on both painted furniture and natural wood and it works great. And I LOVE that the recipe is so simple and ridiculously inexpensive. These are things I always have on hand so I don't have to worry about keeping something special around.
I keep all my cleaners is spray bottles with the recipes right on the front. That way when I run out I don't have to try to remember the recipe, which, let's be honest is not going to happen, or have to go look it up somewhere each time I need it.
|Doesn't it bother you that I capitalized the "t" in "tsp"? Yeah, me too! To bad I'm too lazy to change it.|
Here is the recipe, as it is a little hard to read in the photo:
(Shake well throughout use)
1 3/4 cup water
1/4 cup white vinegar
2 tsp olive oil
A couple of notes... I always use distilled water in the cleaners as we have hard water. Also, because oil and water don't mix you have to shake throughout using it to make sure you are getting a little of everything.
Let me know if you decide to go the homemade route, I'd love to hear what you think. Happy dusting!