I am quite allergic to all sorts of cleaners. In a bid to find some safer cleaning alternatives, I have been making some of my own cleaning solutions. You can read about the first one I tried, Miracle Shower Cleaner here.
As an all-purpose cleaner, I have been using The Organised Housewife’s concoction. I am finding it really good. It is easy to make and costs next to nothing. I recommend giving it a go….
- 2L jug
- spray bottle
- 4 cups hot water
- ½ cup detergent
- ½ cup vinegar
- 4 tsp borax
- Place hot water, detergent, vinegar and borax into jug, mix to combine
- Fill the jug to the top with water (room temp), stir
- Pour into spray bottle
I use this spray in the kitchen and as an all round surface cleaner throughout the house. I have read that some people even use it to clean spots on the carpet (but make sure that your detergent doesn’t have a colour added to it). You could also add a few drops of your favourite essential oil to give it a nice scent or antibacterial property.