The Best Homemade Cleaning Recipes

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You will never look at cleaning the same with some of the best DIY essential oil cleaning recipes. You'll find safe homemade cleaning products for laundry detergent, essential oil stain remover, essential oil refrigerator and microwave cleaner, toilet bowl cleaner and more. All of these recipes for natural cleaning products use safe ingredients, some of which you might already have in your house. Ingredients like white vinegar, borax, washing soda, baking soda, and essential oils. A lot of the natural cleaners use lemon essential oil for a lemony fresh smelling house. These recipes for natural cleaning products will save you money, and you will feel safe using them around your family, and know that they are safe for the environment. Essential oils can be used for disinfecting and for fragrance. Essential oils have been used as far back as the ancient Egyptian and Greek times when you would see people using lavender, rosemary, tansy and other herbs for cleaning. Essential oils should be handled with care. They are strong volatile oils; that should be stored away from pets and children.

White vinegar can be used for a variety of household cleaning tips and tricks. White distilled vinegar is made from soured fruit juice, grain or wine and contains about five percent acetic acid, which makes vinegar a mild acid. The disinfectant properties of vinegar work well for all sorts of household cleaning projects. Vinegar is effective at removing stains, cutting grease, and as a water softener. White distilled vinegar can be used to dissolve mineral deposits, to remove traces of soap, grease or mildew, wax build up, polishing some metals and as deodorizers. White vinegar can clean brick or stone, and can be used as an ingredient in some natural carpet cleaning solutions. White distilled vinegar is typically used in a cleaning solution mixed with water, but can also be used straight in a spray bottle for a variety of cleaning ideas.

Baking soda also known as sodium bicarbonate is a chemical compound. Baking soda is salt that is composed of sodium ions and bicarbonate ions. It is a white solid that is crystalline but often appears and is available as a fine powder. Baking soda has a slightly salty, alkaline taste that is similar to that of washing soda. Use of baking soda can be found as far back as the ancient Egyptians who the natural deposits of natron, which were a mixture that consisted mostly of sodium carbonate decahydrate, and sodium bicarbonate. Baking soda does, on the other hand, work for cleaning tarnished silver when the silver is in contact with a piece of aluminum foil. Thank you to Rebecca for sharing these safe homemade cleaning products with the best DIY essential oil cleaning recipe on "The Natural Family" site. On the site, you will also find paleo food recipes, clean eating, gluten free ideas, dairy free, vegan recipes, whole30, family favorites and more. Along with travel recipes for natural cleaning products, natural cleaners, essential oils and so much more. **

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