Cleaning Products

  • Becki McNeely

    Organizer
    July 28, 2022 at 1:04 am

    I LOVE my steam mop. That counts as non-toxic right?? I also love making my own hand soap, detergent, and multi-purpose spray. Not only is it far cheaper, but I love just having the ingredients on hand so I can whip some up whenever the need arises. I’m going to be tinkering with adding some thieves essential oil from Azure to my multi-purpose spray. I love the way your thieves cleaner smells, Jordan!

  • KC Claud

    Member
    July 28, 2022 at 1:44 am

    Would you share you homemade recipes?! I make my own laundry soap but I’d love to look into making other versions of cleaning supplies!

  • Jordan Sparks

    Member
    July 28, 2022 at 2:03 am

    OK here is my list:

    Multipurpose spray and bathroom spray: Thieves concentrate diluted from Young Living. Or I like to diffuse lemon or orange rinds in vinegar for a spray as well!

    Disinfectant: Peroxide with a spray top screwed on!

    Scrub for sinks and toilets: Bon Ami

    Scrubbing the bathtub: baking soda and dish soap

    Window Cleaner: Vinegar or warm water with a window cloth. For big window cleaning jobs a bucket of warm water with 1 drop dish soap. Wipe down with a microfiber cloth, and then dry with a dry one.

    Dusting: bucket of warm water with some thieves concentrate.

    Furniture Polish: I love the Method band one, but I would like to replace with a homemade option.

    Floors: This is a tool, but the Shark vacmop is my #1 must have cleaning tool. Such a game changer.

    I also have a Shark steam mop that I got at a yard sale for $10. LOVE it. Dries so fast, no streaks, disinfects. so nice.

    I occasionally will traditionally mop my floors without the steam mop. For this I boil water, add some Castile soap, and EO of choice.

    • This reply was modified 2 weeks, 4 days ago by  Jordan Sparks.
    • Becki McNeely

      Organizer
      July 28, 2022 at 7:57 pm

      I never thought of using Bon Ami for toilets! I use it for my kitchen sink all the time. Great idea!

      I don’t know if it’s technically non-toxic, but my favorite glass and window cleaner is equal parts wintergreen rubbing alcohol and water in a spray bottle. It smells fresh and cleans with zero streaks!

  • Becky Schroder

    Member
    July 29, 2022 at 11:08 pm

    Can I substitute vodka for vinegar? I’ve been wanting to make my own cleaners but most of them use vinegar and I cannot stand the smell of it.

    • Jordan Sparks

      Member
      July 30, 2022 at 12:50 am

      I actually just bought some today to try out for cleaning solutions! The recipe I plan to try is 1 cup water to 1/2 cup vodka with 10 drops essential oils.