I have shared before about how I decided to no longer keep toxic, commercial cleaners in our home, and how I have learned how to save money by making my own household cleaners.
The best part about this decision, besides the fact that this helps cut down on the amount of chemicals my family is regularly exposed to, is that the list of ingredients to have on hand to make your own household cleaners, including laundry detergent, is a short one.
The following is the list of items I keep on my own cabinet shelf (click each item to find out just how versatile these items are!):
Other items: bucket, rags, and several spray bottles. You probably also will notice a bottle of Ajax- it doesn’t seem like there is any cheap way to make your own dish soap, but once the Ajax is gone I may take a look for a cheap, non-toxic and earth friendly commercial product to use.
So far I have had wonderful results using this list for my household cleaning needs, and I love that I have been able to get rid of a bunch of those chemicals that used to crowd the cabinet beneath my sink! Just the other day I was able to get a bunch of greasy grime off the windowsills above our stove using baking soda and vinegar. I’m pretty sure NO ONE had ever cleaned those sills before, you can’t imagine how dirty they were. But the bubbly action of the soda and vinegar definitely did the trick!
Have you tried any homemade household cleaners, or have you found any awesome commercial products? Any additional thoughts on keeping toxins excess chemicals out of the home? Leave a comment!