Effective Natural Cleaners

Try effective and natural cleaning recipes for window wash, soap scum, dish soap and more to keep your home clean, naturally.


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    For natural cleaners, start with a base of vinegar or baking soda.
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    The alkaline minerals in club soda work wonders against dirt.
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Try these effective and all natural cleaners for a more natural way to clean the home.

Soap Recipe for Sparkling Dishes 

This cleaner works well except in hard water, where it can cause soap scum.

  • 1 ounce liquid castile soap
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable glycerin
  • 5 to 10 drops lavender essential oil (optional, but lavender is antibacterial) 

Combine the soap and water in a jar. Add the glycerin and lavender (if using). Stir to blend. Pour some on a sponge, or add a few teaspoons to a sink full of warm water.



Soap Scum Spray 

  • 1 teaspoon borax
  • 1/2 teaspoon liquid detergent
  • 1/4 cup white distilled vinegar
  • 2 cups hot water 

Combine the ingredients in a spray bottle, and shake to blend. Spray. Follow with a sponge. Rinse. Makes 2 1/4 cups.

Gentle-but-effective Scrub

I use this effective formula on Formica countertops, sinks, the bathtub and the shower stall.






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