Monday, August 6, 2012

Household Cleaners You Can Make At Home

Homemade Bathtub Cleaner Recipe

This homemade bathtub cleaner is a great scrubbing powder for polishing, disinfecting and killing mold-causing fungi - without damaging the finish. It also whitens grout.


  • 1/3 cup cup (40g) Borax
  • 1/3 cup cup (40g) Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon liquid Dishwashing Soap
  • 5 drops Rosemary essential oil
  • 5 drops Tea Tree essential oil


Stir together all the ingredients in a small plastic container. (It takes quite a bit of stirring to fully integrate the dishwashing liquid into the powder.) You should end up with a slightly damp powder.
To use, dampen the tub or sink and apply the homemade bathtub cleaner with a sponge or rag. Rinse well.

Basic Homemade Bathroom Cleaner Recipe

This all purpose homemade bathroom cleaner spray makes it easy to wipe away dirt and grime while also killing germs and bacteria. Plus, it smells so refreshing!


  • 1 teaspoon Borax
  • 2 cups hot boiled Water
  • 1/2 teaspoon liquid dishwashing soap
  • 3 tablespoons white Vinegar
  • 15 drops Lavender essential oil
  • 10 drops Eucalyptus essential oil
  • 5 drops Tea Tree essential oil


  1. Pour the water into a large glass pitcher with a spout. Add the borax and stir until it's dissolved.

  2. Let the mixture cool to room tmerature, then pour it into a spray bottle. Add the remaining ingredients and shake well to mix.

  3. To use, spray onto bathroom surfaces, then wipe clean with a cloth or sponge.

Heavy Duty Homemade Grout Cleaner Recipe

Grout is a prime area for mold and grime. This powerful homemade grout cleaner kills mildew-causing fungi, whitens and brightens grout and dissolves mineral deposits.


  • 1/2 cup cup (60g) Borax
  • 1/2 cup cup (60g) Baking Soda
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) white Vinegar
  • 5 drops Cinnamon Bark essential oil
  • 5 drops Clove essential oil


Mix the ingredients together until they make a smooth paste. Scrub into the grout. (A toothbrush makes a great grout scrubber.) Let sit for at least 15 minutes, then rinse.Caution: Wear rubber gloves - this blend can irritate the skin.
If you don't have cinnamon or clove oil, replace them with 5 drops each of thyme and tea tree (smells strong!) Use rubber gloves for this homemade bathroom cleaner blend too.

Now you can clean your home with eco friendly ingredients and without harsh chemicals. Most essential oils can be found at any health food store, and the other ingredients can be found in any store where cleaners are sold. Borax in the laundry detergent section and other ingredients such as vinegar and baking soda in the baking aisle.

I haven`t been blogging in a while, but be watching and check back. With summer slowly winding down, I will be sure and do some postings at least 2 or 3 times a week.

As Always!
Keep It Clean!

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