Craft/DIY Ideas

Homemade All-Purpose Cleaner

I love items that multitask, don’t you?

Instead of having a bunch of items that serve one little purpose each, I would prefer just one thing that covers a multitude of uses.

Like this all-purpose cleaner recipe I found.

One item, many uses.

I first made this a couple of months ago and quickly came to love its ability to wipe out many messes.

Just spray and wipe. Or, if you have a tougher mess, spray, let sit for a couple of minutes, and then wipe. I can’t tell you how many things this has cleaned up in a snap for me.

Just last week I had to make more, so I thought I’d share the recipe. You can whip it up in a few minutes at home!

What you need:

1 tsp washing soda

2 tsp Borax

2 TB white vinegar

2 1/2 C hot water

1/4 C castile soap

Heat water, then add Borax and washing soda and mix well until dissolved. Then add vinegar and castile soap. Pour into a spray bottle and you’re all set.

To me the secret weapon in this formula is the castile soap.

I purchased some Dr. Bronner’s castile soap from Amazon and highly recommend it. (I heard that Target sells this as well.) The label is a little weird, but don’t be put off by it. It works seriously well and comes in many scents. I prefer the peppermint, but have heard that there is other really good ones.

Have a great week everyone!


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