Make your own cleaning products for around the home

Make your own cleaning products.
Why buy so many expensive cleaning products when you can make your own at home?

How did we clean our house before we had all those cleaning products you find as you venture down the grocery aisles?

Those chemical sprays, polishes and stain removers aren’t cheap either.

Before those ready to buy products were available women made their own versions at home, and you can too. You probably already have the ingredients in your cupboards.

Oven Cleaner

Ingredients

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  • 3/4 cup cloudy ammonia
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Spray bottle
  • Orange or lemon peel
  • Rubber gloves

Method

  1. Mix the water and ammonia and put in the spray bottle
  2. Warm the oven up, then turn it off.
  3. Spray the interior thoroughly then leave overnight.
  4. Wipe the oven out with fresh water in the morning.
  5. Place the peel on an oven rack and heat the oven again, to remove the ammonia smell.

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Furniture polish

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice (strained)
  • Spray bottle

Method

  1. Mix ingredients and place in bottle.
  2. Shake well before use.
  3. Use sparingly on a soft cloth.
  4. Clean and polish.

Read more: Best ways to remove mould without nasty chemicals.

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Dry carpet cleaner

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup cornflour
  • 1/4 cup baking soda
  • 1/4 cup salt 

Method

  1. Mix dry ingredients together and sprinkle over carpet.
  2. Rub in using a soft broom.
  3. Leave for two hours and then vacuum off.
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Do you have your own homemade recipes your regularly use?