Here are some natural cleaning hacks and DIY homemade cleaner recipes.
All Purpose Cleaner:
– Distilled White Vinegar : 1/2 half a cup
– Melaleuca Oil aka Tea Tree Oil : 15 drops
– Baking Soda : 2 tablespoons
– Water : 2 cups
Mix everything and store it in a spray bottle. You can add few drops of any other fragrant essential oil of your choice.
DIY granite cleaner:
Mix natural dish soap with water and spray it over granite counters and wipe it clean.
1. Getting Rid of Deodorant Stains from Shirt
An easy way to get rid of deodorant stains on a shirt (sometime even dry cleaning doesnt get rid off the stains) is to use pantyhose, rub it on the stain and it works like a magic eraser on those deodorant stains!
2. Cleaning Narrow Bottles
to clean the inside of narrow bottles that are difficult to reach inside what you need to do is just out and some vinegar a teaspoon of baking sodaand some water
and let sit for about 15 to 20 minutes this will disinfect the bottle and also remove all of the residue from the bottom of it you just have to rinse it out with water and you’re all done!
3. Natural DIY Air Deodorizer
For a natural air deodorizer and disinfectant you can use tea tree oil , put it in a diffuser, and the diffusers will break up the oil molecules into the air which cleanes out the bacteria, viruses, mold and other germs from the air. It also help prevent cold and flu from spreading to other people in your house if anyone in your house is sick.
4. Cleaning your Blender
An easy way to super clean your blender is to fill it with water and a little bit of dish and then run the blender. This will clean and get rid of any smell from the blender and no scrubbing is necessary. All you need to do is rinse it clean.
5. Disinfecting Household Sponges
Household sponges can harvest a lot of bacteria, so to disinfect it all you need to do is soaked it with water and pop it in the microwave for 2 minutes. Be careful when taking it out from the microwave as it will be hot immediately afterward, so leave it in there to cool off and then you have a disinfected clean sponge ready to use.
6. Easy Sponge Holder
An easy sponge holder that allows your sponge to air dry and will prevent mildew from forming on it is to just use a large binder clip.
7. Cleaning Your Coffee Maker
If you notice your coffee is starting to taste stale, then you probably need to do a deep clean of your coffee maker. And that’s because mineral buildup will affect the taste of your coffee. So just run your coffee maker with a solution half water and hal vinegar. Once that’s done then run it two more times with just water to fully flash out the coffee maker and after that you will notice your coffee will taste a lot fresher!
8. Cleaning Microwave
Take 1 part water and 1 part vinegar, put it in a microwave safe bowl and run it for 3 minutes. This will loosen all of the food and debris that’s on the entry you all you have to do is wipe it clean.
9. Cleaning Drainage Pipe
This method will help you unclog and freshen your drain. Take one half cup of baking soda and a cup of vinegar, pour it down your drain and this or remove any of the fatty acids that have accumulated on your pipe and will also leave your disposal smelling nice and fresh
10. Natural Disinfecting Spray
Add 20 drops of tea tree oil to water, and you can add few drops of lemon as it smells good. Put it in a small spray bottle if you want to keep it with you in your purse for disinfecting when you are on the go.
11. Natural Disinfecting Wipes
All you need to do is dip your cotton pads into that same mixture of water and tea tree oil, layer few more cotton pads to have just enough in each wipe.You can put it in a tin, mint container and use those cotton pads to clean your cell phones, keyboard, mouse, public toilet seats, etc.
12. Deodorize Wooden Cutting board
Just rub the wooden cutting board with lemon and baking soda and then finish it off by rubbing it with some coconut oil, as this will keep it protected and also prevent it from cracking
13. Washing Produce
Soak your fruits or vegetables in a bath of water and vinegar for couple of minutes amd then drain it. Now rinse over it with water one time and your fruit and veggies are nice and disinfected and ready to
14. Getting Rid Of Pet Hair
Take a squeegee, and use it on your carpet to get rid of pet hair, in between vacuuming.
15. DIY reusable dryer sheet
So now that you know vinegar a great at disinfecting and cleaning, but its also an effective and natural fabric softener. You will also need some rags, for that you can even cut up an old sheet or towel. Then take a glass jar and fill it with half a cup of vinegar and 15 to 20 drops of your essential oil of choice whatever you want your clothes to end up smelling like. The put those rags into the mixture and seal the container when you’re ready to use, just take out any excess liquid, put in the dryer with your laundry and your clothes will be nice and soft and they will smell amazing.