The average expenditure on cleaning products and other housekeeping supplies in the United States is $647 per year, based on the Consumer Expenditure Survey from 2007 to 2008 by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.So I thought that I could make my own cleaners for a fraction of that price. Plus homemade cleaners are less toxic. Something I care about when my 2 years old touches everything, then puts his fingers in his mouth. I found this recipe from another site. I used this all around the house. On my cabinets, on my smooth top stove, on my dinning table. It works great!
All Purpose Cleaner
For a 32 ounce spray bottle
4 tablespoons vinegar
2 teaspoons borax
1/4 cup liquid dish soap
15 drops of essential oils, optional
- Mix vinegar with the borax. Put it in the spray bottle
- Fill the bottle up with hot water. Let the borax dissolve.
- Add the soap and the essential oils.