Thanksgiving is just a few days away! Are you ready? Surely one thing on your mile-long to-do list (if you’re hosting a family dinner) is making sure your house is clean and company ready. Simplify your cleaning tasks by using this homemade all purpose cleaner. It’s green, frugal, easy and effective – everything you need a cleaner to be!
I make a gallon of homemade all purpose cleaner at a time and refill my spray bottle. It’s most often used in my kitchen, but it works well anywhere in the house. I really love this because I know I’m not leaving chemical residue behind, especially in the refrigerator or on food preparation surfaces.
This recipe does include Borax, and there are differing opinions on the safety of Borax. I feel comfortable using it (especially in the small amount in this recipe), if you don’t you could substitute baking soda, or perhaps super washing soda, but I can’t vouch for how well it works using those ingredients. Use what you feel comfortable with – reading this post may answer some of your questions.
Here is why I love this cleaner in the kitchen. My stove gets a LOT of use, and gets very dirty very often. This homemade all purpose cleaner will cut through grease and leave your stove top shiny:
As you can see, this homemade all purpose cleaner can handle a dirty, greasy mess in the kitchen. It takes very little money (or time) to make, and it won’t leave behind harmful chemicals. Just what you need to get your home ready for company this Thanksgiving! I hope you all have a blessed and wonderful time with family and friends!
Pin the picture below, then print the recipe and start cleaning!
- 1 c vinegar
- 4 tsp borax
- 1/2 c dish soap*
- Dissolve borax in vinegar and pour into gallon container (I use an old vinegar bottle)
- Add water to mostly fill the container (leave enough room to add dish soap)
- Add dish soap
- Add more water to fill the container, if needed
- Makes one gallon of homemade all purpose cleaner
*To keep this green, be sure to use a green dish soap! I use Seventh Generation Lavender Mint.
Adding most of the water before adding the dish soap keeps it from foaming too much while adding the water.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Cholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g
I’d love to know if you use this cleaner and what you think of it! Leave a comment below…