I love to have a clean house but hate having to use bleach. The smell it gives off isn’t so pleasant for everyone. If bleach touches my hands, they start to strip, that’s how powerful bleach is.
I have always use rubbing alcohol to clean some areas in my house, for example, the countertops, mirrors, appliances, but I always fair use it on some surfaces because it would be too strong to just use the pure rubbing alcohol on it.
I wanted to create my own cleaning agent at home with the simple ingredients I have. I wanted it to clean anything and any area I wanted without using any really toxic chemicals like bleach.
After trying a lot of different mixtures, here is what works best for me to clean everything.
What You Will Need
Homemade Cleaning Agent
I have a spray bottle that’s 32 FL oz, I fill it to little over half and then add one tablespoon dawn dish soap to the water, then I pour one cup rubbing alcohol next and then half cup vinegar, shake well and then you will have an all-purpose cleaning agent. If you have a 16 Fl oz bottle, you can split everything in half.
You can use this cleaning agent to clean your windows, which it works amazingly on, you can clean floors, appliances, countertops, and furniture.
Before, I wouldn’t have used rubbing alcohol on some of the furniture because I was afraid it would be too strong for the surface of the furniture and maybe strip them.
Now that the rubbing alcohol isn’t the main ingredient, it can be used on them. The water and vinegar will not allow the rubbing alcohol to strip or change the furniture color.
Homemade Air Freshener
Just as the third paragraph said, the same applies here, making my own homemade air freshener, just like how I wanted to make my own cleaning agent.
You can use this on your couch, curtains, carpets anywhere that you want to smell amazing, even your pillows.
What you will need
The essential oil I use gives you this relaxing and calm feeling, its call Purify (refreshing). The other ingredients I use provides an amazing blend of different aroma.
The vanilla extra is optional and so is the fabric softener, you can customize this to smell whichever way you like. For me, the fabric softener gives it this just wash smell that most people love
If you like the smell of coffee, you can get a bottle of essential oil that smells like coffee, cinnamon, lemons, and lots more.
Here Is The Mixture
I’m using a spray bottle that holds 8 FL oz of water so I fill it almost to the top and leave about three inches to the top.
I then add 10 drops of the essential oil, one tablespoon vanilla extract, 1/4 cup fabric softener. If you are going to use the gain fireworks, pour half of the cup on it, into the spray bottle, and shake it well. Note if you use the vanilla extract, you should spray it on white fabric, it may show some small spots.
Now you can make your own homemade cleaning agent and homemade air freshener to use as much as you want.