Save money by making your own cleaning supplies at home using products you probably already have on hand. We’ll be using these 5 ingredients to make all of our cleaning products:
Product 1 – Wood Polish
Make your own wood furniture polish by mixing 1 part olive oil to 2 parts apple cider vinegar. You can also substitute white vinegar. Add a few drops of lemon juice to give it the lemon fresh scent of a commercial cleaner. Mix thoroughly. Dab a paper towel or polishing cloth into the solution and use.
Product 2 – Cleaning Paste for Ceramic and Tile
Make your own porcelain and ceramic cleaning paste by combining 1 cup baking soda with 2 Tbsp. of vinegar. When adding the vinegar, it will fizz and react. Then squeeze in 2 Tbsp. of lemon juice. Mix to combine and apply with a sponge.
Product 3 – Cleaning Spray for Countertop
Make an all purpose countertop cleaner by mixing 1 part vinegar, 4 parts water, and 1 Tbsp. of lemon juice. Put the solution into a spray bottle and keep on hand for cleaning countertops. Shake well before each use.
Product 4 – Easy DIY Shoe Polish
For a simple shoe polish, all you need is olive oil and a few drops of lemon. Pour as much as you need, keeping in mind that a little goes a long way. Add the lemon, stir to combine and apply to shoes using a paper towel or polishing cloth.
Product 5 – Tarnish Remover
Did you know that you can remove tarnish with toothpaste? Just squeeze a pea-sized amount of toothpaste onto your finger and apply to the tarnished silver using a circular motion. The tarnish will lift from your silver almost immediately. Don’t forget to use this trick to clean necklace chains.
Making your own DIY Household Cleaning Supplies is good for your wallet and your health as there are no harmful chemicals or harsh fumes associated with these natural homemade formulas.