Homemade Cleaners (costs Pennies!)

I shared these homemade cleaners on my personal Instagram a few weeks ago but never got around to sharing the recipes! I’m sure most of you are homebound and cleaning everything during this quarantine and maybe not able to get all the normal products you’d use.

These cleaners are all natural, made with ingredients you most likely have on your shelves already! Each bottle costs pennies to make and you can rest assured you aren’t exposing yourself or your family to harmful chemicals.

I put my cleaners in 16oz amber glass bottles, but if you don’t have any of those please just re-use the plastic containers when your other cleaners run out! It is not recommended to store essential oils in plastic containers for extended periods of time however, so just leave out the oils.

Speaking of essential oils, I love any of my Young Living oils for these cleaners! Lemon and Clove is a great combo, but I’ll also use Thieves or Purification depending on the season. With this virus going around, Thieves is definitely a go-to! Let me know if you want info on getting oils, I can add yours to my next order or connect you with a friend who sells them!

These recipes are adapted from Clean Mama Becky Rapinchuk’s book Simply Clean. I LOVE this book for keeping a clean and tidy home!

All Purpose Cleaner (any surface except marble or granite)

– 1 1/4 cups water

-1/2 cup white vinegar

-10 drops essential oils

Add 1/4 cup vodka or rubbing alcohol for extra disinfecting properties!

Glass Cleaner

1 1/2 cups water

1 1/2 Tbsp white vinegar

1 1/2 Tbsp rubbing alcohol

3 drops essential oils

Granite Cleaner (or any surface!)

3 Tbsp rubbing alcohol

1 1/2 cups water

1 tsp castile soap or dish soap

Daily Shower Spray

Spray after shower to keep soap scum at bay! Your shower will need a deep clean every once in awhile, but this breaks up buildup to make it so much easier.

1/2 cup vodka or white vinegar

1 cup water

10 drops essential oils

For all these recipes, combine the ingredients in the spray bottle and give it a little shake before spraying. I love to use a microfiber cloth instead of a paper towel to cut down on waste.

Let me know if you make these cleaners on Instagram at @thegallagherhomestead. Happy cleaning!!

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