Cleaning products can be expensive and may add a lot of unhealthy fumes in your home – not good for you, your children, pets, or plants! So, make your own inexpensive yet effective non-toxic multi purpose cleaner! This article is from eHow.Com.
How to Make Non-toxic Multi-purpose Cleaner
Have little one at home and want a safe non-toxic cleaner to use? Or Maybe you just want to be environmentally friendly You can make a non-toxic multi-purpose cleaner realatively inexpensive. This cleaner can be used for many purposes from the kitchen to the bathroom. The cost of making this cleaner is a fraction of what store cleaners cost. Plus this one cleaner can be used for many different things so it can take the place of more than one cleaner saving you even more money.
Things You’ll Need:
- 1 multi pupose household spray bottle (may be purchased in the laundry isle or in the kitchenware isle at the store)
- 4 cups water
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1/8 cup baking soda
- Rinse out the household spray bottle. (Make sure the bottle that you purchase is large enough to hold 4 cups of liquid or 32 ounces)
- Pour the lemon juice into the bottle.
- Add the baking soda to the bottle.
- Next add the water to the other ingredients.
- Screw the nozzle on and shake vigorously to mix the ingredients well.
- Now you are ready to clean.
- Repeat steps 1 – 6 when you are out of cleaner.
For harder to clean areas you may cut the water in half but leave the full amount of the other ingredients to make the cleaner more concentrated.
Also if area is hard to clean you might want to spray the surface and let it soak for 10 minutes and then wipe off.
Never use a bottle that has been used for any other cleaning product. Make sure you start with a clean bottle. Bottles can be purchased that are empty.
This cleaner should be gentle enough for counters, sinks, tubs, toilets and other surfaces but if you are uncertain about your type of surface it is a good idea to do a test spot.
Even though this cleaner is non-toxic never leave it with in reach of babies or children.
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