We all know it–Scrubbing Bubbles (or any other store bought cleaner) is easy. You buy your product. You spray. Let it sit. Rinse it out. It’s easy peasy. However, we all know that sometimes these products are harsh! Now I’m not one completely against store-bought cleaners–like don’t even try to touch my Mrs. Meyers! But I have tried to be conscious about what products I can substitute to a homemade cleaner that doesn’t make me crazy.
Why a Homemade Cleaning Product?
Homemade cleaning products are great for many purposes! Here’s my two cents:
1. They typically aren’t as harsh as a store-bought product.
Now, this isn’t all the time. I know there are a lot of lower chemical, simple products out there. But many of the store-bought products are so harsh they give me a headache! This is also something I have tried to consider for when I become pregnant.
2. It’s almost always a more affordable route.
With many of my homemade cleaners, I use a lot of similar ingredients in my cleaners (most of which are $1 each!), and they are all pretty diluted and last forever!
3. You can create whatever scents you prefer.
I use a ton of essential oils when I make my products, so that way I can make them smell the way I want them to! I love using lavender, tea tree, and lemongrass in a lot of my cleaners for a fresh scent.
4. You are in control. You know exactly what is going into your product!
One of my favorite homemade cleaners that I will share with you today is my bathroom cleaner!
I use this bad boy in tubs and sinks every week! One bottle will last me about 4-6 months for my family of 2.
I found a similar cleaner recipe somewhere on Pinterest many years ago, and since then I cannot find the pin or ever remember the exact measurements (kind of like my cooking)!
Here’s what you need:
—essential oils of your choice (I blend tea tree and lemongrass)
Here is approximately what I use in each batch.
–use about 1/2-3/4 of a cup of vinegar (I typically just fill it up to about half way)
–20 or so drops of your favorite essential oils
–after the foaming settles, fill the rest of the bottle up with warm water.
-Leave about 2-4 inches of space from the top.
-Write the ingredients around the bottom of the bottle so you remember!
–I spray 5 or so squirts into my sink and lots more in my tub.
–let it sit for a few minutes, then wash it out!
Let me know if try this cleaner or if you have any homemade cleaners you make in the comments below!