I have many allergies and try to avoid all manufactured scents and cleaning products where possible.

homemade cleaners at craftygardener.ca

Homemade window cleaner

  • 1 part water or rubbing alcohol
  • 1 part vinegar
  • 3 drops of dish liquid

Homemade eye glass cleaner

  • 3 parts rubbing alcohol
  • 1 part water
  • 2 drops dish liquid

Homemade cleaner for your floors

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup vinegar
  • 5 drops dish liquid
  • to remove cap of store bought cleaner, put it in hot water till the top twists off (about 2 minutes)

I pour liquid Lysol into a spray bottle and use instead of the commercial spray cans or bottles. Homemade is a lot less expensive than store bought.

Homemade liquid soap

Hint: if you have a baking pan that has a build up of stains/grease on it and can’t see to remove it. Try a paste made of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide spread over the stain. Leave it for a few hours and then wash away, constantly rubbing with a paper towel. Depending on the build up you might need to do the application a few times.

a hint for cleaning build up on a baking pan from craftygardener.ca

Help get rid of ants in the house: 1 part vinegar and 1 part water mixed in a spray bottle Spray it around windows and doors where ants come in to deter them. Also spray directly on ants and then wipe them up with a damp paper towel or cloth.