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Homemade Frugal Cleaning Recipes

This collection of natural green homemade frugal cleaning recipes are very popular with homesteaders who are looking for safer ways to keep their homes clean without the use of harsh chemicals while saving money. This frugal homemade cleaner works great, is cheap, and can be made with things you probably already have at home.

Homemade Frugal Cleaning Recipes
Homemade Frugal Cleaning Recipes

All Natural Purpose Scrub: 1/4 cup baking soda, 1 tablespoon Castile liquid soap and 1 tablespoon water … stir together and apply to damp rag. Rinse with clean rag.

All Purpose Cleaner: 2 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon Dawn dish washing soap, 4 tablespoons white vinegar, 1 cup warm water. Pour into a empty spray bottle and shake well.

Dusting Spray: 2 teaspoon of olive oil, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, 1/4 cup white vinegar, 1 cup warm water. Pour into a empty spray bottle and shake well.

Toilet Bowl Cleaner: 1/4 cup baking soda, 1/4 cup borax, 1 cup white vinegar. Place ingredients directly into the toilet bowl. Mix with toilet bowl brush and allow to sit undisturbed for 30 minutes before scrubbing.

Granite Cleaner: 1/2 cup rubbing alcohol, 6 drops Dawn dish washing soap, 2 cups warm water. Pour into a empty spray bottle and shake well.

Glass Cleaner: 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol, 1/4 cup white vinegar. Pour into a empty spray bottle and shake well.

Tub Cleanser: 1/2 cut large grapefruit, 1/4 cup kosher salt. Place kosher salt directly on the grapefruit half and scrub the tub.

Grout Cleaner: 1/2 cup baking soda, 1/4 cup white vinegar. Mix in a small open container using a toothbrush, apply paste to grout. Allow to sit for 5 minutes then scrub. Rinse off.

Garbage Disposal Cleaner: Pour 1/4 cup vinegar in disposal and let sit for 5 minutes. Run warm water and you flip on disposal for 2 minutes.

Carpet Cleaner: Use equal parts warm water and vinegar instead of commercial carpet cleaning shampoo. It will rinse clean and with a refreshing smell.

Homemade Cleaning Wipes: 2 cups of warm water, 2 tablespoons of Castile liquid soap, 10 drops of Tea Tree essential oil. Mix and pour over a cut in half roll of paper towels in a container. Pull wipes out as needed.

Mattress Refresher: 1 cup baking soda, 4 drops of Lavender essential oil. Combine and sprinkle gently across the mattress. Allow to sit on mattress for at least 30 minutes then use hose attachment on vacuum to remove powder.

Melissa Francis
Melissa Francis
Greetings! I'm Melissa Francis, the founder and primary contributor to The Homestead Survival. With over 20 years of experience in homesteading, sustainability, and emergency preparedness, I've dedicated my life to helping others achieve a simpler, more self-reliant lifestyle.

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