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
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!
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…)