Sustainably Nourished

Living on a budget, eating healthy, sustaining it on our own and in community

Homemade Cleaners

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So, my hubby and I decided for various reasons to stop buying household cleaners at the store…many toxic chemicals, and the ones that are “natural, organic” are still just way pricey.

We came up with 3 many-purpose cleaners that have worked for us for a long while now:

For 89 cents at Target, you can buy a bottle of Hydrogen Peroxide (an excellent disinfecter) and mix it with some water 1:4 or 1:3 ration water to HP, and Voila you have an awesome all-purpose cleaner that has no harmful chemicals to your family, has no funky smells, and breaks down immediately after cleaning so it does nothing to the environment! Hooray

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The other one, is just pure white distilled vinegar (also from Target for that huge jug was about 2 or 3 dollars which will last for quite a long while) this is great just straight in a spray bottle and great for cleaning glass and mirrors! During summer I was able to save up my orange peels and soak them for a few weeks in the vinegar which made a great smelling cleaner with the same purpose, only citrus oils are very disinfecting as well! It is especially good for cleaning wood surfaces!

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The 3rd one is Baking Soda which is readily available, and¬†inexpensive. This can be used as an abrasive agent, for example; in scrubbing the shower or bathtub—Just pour generously on the surface you are cleaning, spray the Hydrogen Peroxide mixture on top and let sit for a few minutes, or scrub with a copper scrub, or other abrasive sponge. Perfect!

This is also great for toothpaste. Just keep a jar of it in your bathroom and dip toothbrush b4 and after you brush! Fresh and clean and no strong minty flavor…(you can add peppermint oil if you want that…)

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Author: Sustainably Nourished

I am a follower of the Most High God, the Lord Jesus Christ. I am a mommy, a wife, a wanna be homesteader;) We have 8 chickens, 12 quails, and an awesome dog, and a bunch of plants so far. We desire to be producing most of our own things and less dependent on outside systems!

3 thoughts on “Homemade Cleaners

  1. Hi there,
    I was using baking soda on my teeth up until recently when I found out that it is too abrasive and actually wears away enamel after long periods of use. I find a tooth powder on etsy that is great– and no scratchy baking soda.
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/AquarianBath?section_id=7185717

    take care

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