Thursday, February 9, 2012

Homemade House Cleaning

I've decided to try a few alternatives to the commercial chemical cleaners. I use a lot of laundry soap and it's expensive so, I decided I'd try my own. After investing in that, I found out a friend of mine uses the same ingredients to clean her home so I made my own cleanser for our bathroom. I am happy to report that so far I am a fan. Our laundry doesn't smell like a field of fresh lavender anymore but it is clean and way cheaper than before.

Here are the recipes I use if anyone wants to try it. I found the ingredients at Walmart. All together they cost around $7-$8 there. With those supplies you can make at least 3 batches of laundry soap and a bunch of cleanser. I enjoy the results of both of these cleaners.

Homemade Laundry Soap (I do add a small scoop of oxy-clean to my whites and colors though I don't really know if it makes all that big a difference. )

Homemade Cleanser:

1 cup washing soda
1 cup borax powder
1/4 cup salt

I mix this up, keep it in a Ziploc bag and just make more as I need it. Add a little water and scrub to use. A little goes a pretty long way. It's great for shining chrome fixtures. My friend also uses this to wash her dishes.