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Squeaky Clean: Homemade All-Purpose Cleaner

Mar 10 2014 - 2:00am

Instead of reaching for one cleaner for this and another for that, this homemade and eco-friendly all purpose cleaner does a great job on just about anything. From dirty sinks to messy countertops, this homemade cleaner will leave things spotless with Borax and deodorizing lemon juice.

Borax is a natural grease-buster that also does double-duty as a disinfectant. The addition of vinegar breaks down bacteria, while hydrogen peroxide naturally cleans and shines. And this squeaky-clean concoction only costs pennies per bottle.

Read on for the ingredients.

What You'll Need:

Directions:

  1. Gather the ingredients needed for making the all-purpose cleaner.
  1. Measure and add the Borax to a mixing bowl, and cover with the hot water. Whisk until incorporated.
  1. Measure and add the hydrogen peroxide, vinegar, and lemon to the bowl. Give the mixture a gentle stir.
  1. Use a spouted measuring cup to pour the cleaner into the spray bottle and top with a few drops of your favorite essential oil or a sprig of rosemary, which gives the all-purpose scrubber a slight scent. Now you're all set to spray on countertops or sinks and then wipe clean.

Check out our guide to DIY cleaning supplies [1] for more ideas like this!


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