5 Everyday cleaning items that are easy to make (And work great!)
1. Make your own gel hand sanitizer!
1 1/2 ounces pure aloe vera (not the green stuff)
3 teaspoons rubbing alcohol
1 teaspoon vitamin e oil
5 drops essential oil – lemon and lavender are my favorites in this recipe
-Dispense ingredients directly in a small container with a lid. Shake liberally to mix all ingredients thoroughly. If you want your gel to be slightly thinner in consistency, add a little more rubbing alcohol, up to one teaspoon. And then it’s ready for use! Just remember to shake it before use!
2. Peppermint Daily Shower Cleaner Spray
1/2 cup vodka (you can use rubbing alcohol but it seems the vodka works better in this recipe)
1 cup water
10 drops peppermint essential oil
glass spray bottle
-Mix and store in a spray bottle. Spray shower after use. No rinsing necessary. Other good tip: Use a squeegee at the end of your shower to remove excess water and to prevent water spots.
3. Foaming Hand Soap
foaming soap dispenser(s) – Easy to find or reuse one!
1-2 tablespoons castile soap (many different scents to choose from!) – I use 2 tablespoons for 8 ounces of water (the amount just depends on how foamy you want your soap to be)
8 ounces of water (or whatever size your foamer is) – use distilled water if you can, but tap water works just as good
-Funnel the measured amount of castile soap into the bottle then pour water over it. Shake to mix it up and you’re done. You can also add 10-20 drops of essential oils inside to add more scents.
4. Disinfecting Spray Cleaner
1 1/4 cups water
1/4 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup vodka (excellent germ-killing properties – you can substitute rubbing alcohol, but it will have a more medicinal scent)
15 drops essential oil – peppermint + lemon OR lavender + lemon are great in this recipe
glass spray bottle
-Mix all ingredients together
5. Marble and Granite top Cleaner
3 tablespoons rubbing alcohol
1 1/2 cups water
1 teaspoon castile or dish soap (if you want your spray to smell like your dish soap, use that)
-Combine ingredients, close spray bottle, shake, and CLEAN!