Thursday, October 21, 2010

Homemade Cleaning Products: Disinfectant

When my oldest son was about 6 months old, he developed eczema.

In an effort to control outbreaks, I started rethinking the chemicals I was using in our home.

Now, almost all of the store-bought cleaners we thought we needed in order to keep our home clean have been replaced by safer, cheaper, homemade alternatives.

I thought I'd share with you my most-used, go-to cleaner for surfaces and sinks.

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To make:

Add 2 t. Borax and 4 T. vinegar to 3 cups hot water. For stronger cleaning power, add 1/4 t. liquid castile soap (I use Dr. Bronner's from the health food store). Pour into a spray bottle and use like any other disinfectant.

5 comments:

  1. LeighAnn, I bought my Borax at Wal-Mart and I believe it was with the laundry detergents. :)

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  2. I would love to have you enter this on my party at ItsSoVeryCheri.com and then over at our other site theDIYClub.com We have a weekly DIY Living party over there.

    We are also looking for DIY cleaning and laundry posts for our eZine at theDIYClub.com for our Jan issue.

    Cheri

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  3. Thanks! I always feel so much better cleaning with natural ingredients! :)

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  4. Love this idea. I have allergic reactions to some toxic cleaners so we generally buy the expensive organic cleaners at the store. But this sounds like it would be a much cheaper option. Thanks for sharing.

    I hope you can stop by my blog and show off your project to my readers on my Show Off Sunday Party.

    http://houseofthriftydecor.blogspot.com/2010/10/show-off-sunday-party_24.html

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