Guest Post: DIY Cleaning Products that Actually Work

Posted February 20, 2018 by shooting in Guest Post / 33 Comments

 DIY Cleaning Products
Guest Post: DIY Cleaning Products that Actually Work
Are you fed up with paying through your nose for cleaning products which contain harsh chemicals and are not that efficient as they are supposed to be? You do not want to expose your health to danger, do you? For this purpose I decided to reveal you some cleaning secrets and recipes for cleaning products, which you can prepare by yourself at home. Say goodbye to expensive and inefficient cleaning solutions, say hello to the innovations.

Make your home sparkle thanks to these home made cleaning products. It costs almost nothing to prepare them because they consist of natural ingredients. What is even better, they do not contain any harsh toxins so every time when you clean you can be sure that your health is not endangered and the indoor air quality is not affected. I cannot wait to get started and share with you these recipes. I hope you will take advantage and use them in order to feel better about your sanitized and healthier home environment.

As a homeowner you probably know that it is not an easy task to deal with the floors, especially if hardwood ones. You do not want to risk to damage them by using market-bought products for which content you can never be sure. So create your own cleaning solution with ingredients you most probably already have in your home. Get one gallon of water and add one cup of white vinegar mixed with ten drops of essential oil (you choose the aroma, depending on your own taste and preferences). This is by far the most efficient mixture for floor cleaning.

To get rid of scratch marks you can again use vinegar and water (you will be surprised at how efficient this ingredient can be when it comes to cleaning). Add about 15-20 drops of a disinfectant essential oil (the aroma is up to you again, but I recommend pine or lavender). Pour the mixture into a spray bottle because it is more convenient to be used. Sprinkle some baking soda over the affected areas and then spray the mixture all over it, making sure you are not missing a spot. Let it stay for a couple of seconds and then scrub the mark till it is not there any more. Then you can dry the floor by using a microfiber cloth or even a paper towel.

For some additional sparkle you can polish the floor with a mixture of equal parts vinegar (oh no, once again?) and olive oil. Natural and effective! I have been using this method for long years already and I could not be more satisfied with the results.

Did you know that you can use the table salt for cleaning? It is actually your best weapon in the battle against grease splatters. If your oven or counter top is covered with greasy marks, sprinkle some salt over it and let it stay for half an hour. Then just brush it away and here it is- not a single trace of the recent grease.

Looking for an alternative way of cleaning smudged mirrors without making them more smudged? Take the spray bottle one more time and fill it with one cup of rubbing alcohol, one cup of water and one tablespoon vinegar. Then you know the procedure. Spray all over the mirror and then polish it with a dry and soft towel or cloth. Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who knows the best cleaning hacks of them all?

As I proved to you vinegar can work miracles in your home. Make the best of it and use it on different cleaning occasions. I hope you will find my ideas very useful!

33 responses to “Guest Post: DIY Cleaning Products that Actually Work

  1. Wow, I hadn’t thought of using some of these items. Thank you for sharing, I will have to give them a go next time I’m on the look out for some new cleaning products.

    Jemma x

  2. These are all great tips and tricks! Another hack I use – if you need to get scuff marks off the floor or sticky residue off of something that you removed a sticker from, use a little peanut butter. It works.

  3. I have always wanted to try some of the natural DIY cleaners but haven’t pulled the trigger yet. I guess I need to get busy at home this weekend!

  4. My goal is to eventually shift over to making 100% of my household cleaners. Slowly but surely. Right now, I’ve made an all-purpose one with my lemon oil, baking soda, and white vinegar. The smell is pretty terrible, but it works!

  5. Jen

    Vinegar is a favorite around here as well! I don’t think I have ever used it on my floor before, but I need to! Just need to pick up more olive oil…. 🙂

  6. When it comes time to clean the carpeting in your home, you might find yourself wondering what the best carpet shampooer is? Sometimes, it makes financial sense to clean your own carpets rather than hiring an outside company.

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