The first switch I made was my laundry detergent. My son who has eczema and allergies to fragrances and dyes could not use regular laundry detergent. So I was spending quite a bit of money on Tide free and clear or Dreft. See my blog on Laundry Soap for the recipes I use for laundry soap and fabric softener.
The next cleaner that I tried was a natural oven cleaner. I searched all over to find one I liked and then made it and used it with great success. See my blog on Natural Oven Cleaner to see the recipe I used and the results from that.
Then I tried home made soft scrub. This is by far my favorite cleaner that I have made. I am just so amazed at the results and love how my house smells like peppermint every time I use it. I did not get to clean my bathroom last week because we have been sick and busy with birthdays. So I cleaned it again today. I was amazed that I had no new mold growing in the bathtub. I normally have that red mold on cracks and ledges. But this time I did not. I don't know if it is the peppermint in it that has helped keep the mold in check. See my blog on Soft Scrub to find the recipe I use for that.
An old cleaner that I have been using for years is my antiseptic spray. This is a water based spray that has a mixture of essential oils in it. These oils help disinfect the house. I use it a lot this time of year when everyone has colds and other sicknesses. I spray it on my kitchen table after I wash it. I spray it on my kitchen counters. And I also just spray it around the house and the bedrooms to disinfect. It is better than using Lysol because I don't want the fumes or the chemicals in my house. See my blog on Antiseptic Spray to find my recipe.
The newest cleaners that I have tried is the furniture polish. I am truly amazed at the results from these. Everyday I clean another part of my house with these. Today when I cleaned the bathroom I used the vinegar and oil cleaner to clean the woodwork in the bathroom. I love how they work and the things I cleaned a few days ago still have their shine and look clean. See my blog on Natural Furniture Polish to get the recipes I used.
So far this is all the cleaners I have made. As the need arises I am sure I will try more. I am happy with the results of everything I have made so far. I am spending less money on cleaners and my house is probably the cleanest it has been in a while. And it is all natural. NO CHEMICALS!! That makes me smile!
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