Monday, April 5, 2010

Housekeeping Book Pt 4- Homemade Cleaning Formula's

My next page is the formula's that I'm using for my green cleaning. I've started with these and will see how they work.

All Purpose Cleaner-

  • 3 drops (or a splash) of dish soap

  • 2 drops of lavender oil

  • 1/2 c. vinegar

  • water

Glass Cleaner-

  • 4 to 1 water to vinegar

Lemon Scrub-

  • Baking Soda

  • Lemon oil

Tolet Bowl Cleaner-

  • 1/4c. baking soda

  • 1 c. vinegar

Let sit 1 hour and scrub

Lavender spray-

  • 2 c. water

  • 1 tsp. lavender oil

Laundry Soap

  • 1 bar soap grated, ivory, Dr. Bronner's, Felt's

  • 1 cup borax

  • 1 cup washing soda

Use 1 - 2 tabs. per load

The first 3 I got from my dd, she has been doing this for a while. I've tried before, but end up going back to chemicals.



  1. Wonderful recipes Linda! Thank you for sharing!!! So glad you are not using chemical cleaners any longer!
    I believe they cause a great deal of cancer. Love, Paula

  2. Those cleaners are great, you will have to tell me what you think xoxoxox Clarice