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Ran Out of Cleaning Agent? No Problem, Try These 5 DIY Cleaning Products!

Keeping our homes clean is a daily task. Especially during this pandemic, we clean every now and then to ensure our home is hygienic and safe. We know all sorts of cleaning agent from bleach to detergent and dishwashing liquids but do you know that you can make your very own cleaning products?

It saves costs, is safe, and is super easy to make. Here’s how:

1. Basic Wood Cleaner

Picture: HGTV

You’ll need:

  • 1/2 cup of lemon juice
  • 1/4 water
  • 1/2 tbsp liquid soap or detergent
  • Few drops of olive oil

Combine all these ingredients in a container. Using a sponge, dip it into the mixture, squeeze out the excess and wash the wood surface.

You can substitute the lemon juice with vinegar if you want. If you are sticking with lemon, just make the required amount for you to use on one cleaning. You may add essential oils like peppermint and lavender to give a nice fragrance but the lemon juice will give you fragrance automatically.

2. Window Cleaner

Picture: ProTech Property Solution

You’ll need:

  • 1/4 tsp washing soda
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1/4 tsp liquid soap or detergent
  • 2 cups club soda

Add washing soda into hot water and stir till dissolved. Then, add in the liquid soap or detergent and club soda. Mix them well and pour it into a spray bottle. All you need to do is shake and spray onto your windows.

Washing soda is not really baking soda but you can use baking soda as a substitute for this cleaning agent. Club soda on the other hand is carbonated water with infused minerals.

3. Toilet Bowl Cleaner

Picture: The Spruce

Only two ingredients are required to do the trick:

  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • 1/2 cup white distilled vinegar

Just mix the ingredients and pour it into the toilet bowl and let is sizzle!

4. All-Purpose Alkaline Cleaner

Picture: Nyco

You’ll need:

  • 1/2 tsp washing soda
  • 2 tsp borax
  • 1/2 tsp liquid soap or detergent
  • 2 cups hot water

Mix washing soda, borax, and liquid soap into the hot water and pour it into a spray bottle. Shake to ensure the mixture is fully dissolved. Spray on the surface once or twice and wipe it with a cloth. For stains, spray and leave it for few minutes before wiping it off.

Borax comes by another name such as sodium borate, sodium tetraborate, or disodium tetraborate. Its alkaline property is more than baking soda, making it effective in certain situation. As for the washing soda, you can replace it with baking soda if you opt for something mild.

5. Stainless Steel Cleaner

Picture: The Spruce

Two things vinegar and olive oil. Spray the surface first with vinegar. Using a cloth, rub the surface clean. For polish, dip the cloth into olive oil and rub the cloth again on the surface.

Try these 6 amazing natural cleaning products which not only keep our home clean but save cost too!

Sources: Time

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