Simple Homemade Cleaner – Works Amazing!

July 5, 2012 in Vegan Simple Eating Recipes by Lorilee Lippincott


Hate cleaning the grimy stuff…like the shower?  Putting off scrubbing the fridge?

Hate the chemicals and the price of the clearers that actually work?

A few months ago I posted about simple homemade natural cleaners.  I have been cleaning with these cleaners for the past few years and have been happy with them except for the tough jobs.

That changed last week :)!!

Thanks to my friend Brenda I now have a homemade cleaner that works amazing and is safe around the kids!  (she got it from Andrea of Simple Organized Living)

So, I have no claim for figuring this out, but I will be using it and checking Andrea’s site for more tips.

Last week was pretty busy for me (more on that next Monday).  But I can say that this cleaner saved the day. I have made at least 4 batches of it already!

Here is where I used it with great success:

  • Tile shower – grout discoloration, hard water build-up, caulk and everything!
  • Sinks and toilet
  • Fridge and freezer – inside and out.  …even under the drawers where the drips collect.
  • Oven – inside and out

Spray, let soak for a few minutes and scribe/wipe/rinse off.  (I used a toothbrush on the grout, but after soaking in this cleaner for a few minutes it didn’t take much scrubbing at all).

It is even simple to make — here is the original recipe

When I did it I followed Brenda‘s advice and did 1/4 cup soap mixed with 3/4 cup white vinegar.  I used the cheap dish soap I used on hand and didn’t have to heat it up to mix it.

Do you have a simple, natural cleaner that you use?  

Is there an area you are still looking for a good natural homemade cleaner alternative? (if you are reading RSS join us in the comments)

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