With all the “fake” commercial household cleaners, cleaning is now less of a chore and more of a nightmare. However, we’ve compiled a list (again) of some of the very best homemade cleaners that you can easily make using ingredients from your pantry.
DIY Carpet Deodorizer
What you’ll need:
- 1-2 cups of baking soda
- One cup of cornstarch
- 5-6 drops of any essential oil (you are free to choose the scent you want)
Instructions to make the DIY Carpet Deodorizer:
Step 1: You start by taking a medium bowl and add 1-2 cups of baking soda along with one cup of cornstarch. Proceed by adding around 5-6 drops of your favorite essential oil. Now, combine all the ingredients properly and using a funnel, pour the mixture into a mason jar or any container you have.
Step 2: Now, with a hammer and a nail, try to punch some tiny holes into the jar’s lid.
Step 3: And, now let’s get to the cleaning part: once you’ve sprinkled the homemade mixture onto the carpet, let it sit for around half an hour and then you can start vacuuming up.
“Personally, it worked for me. The mixture removed the odor completely from the carpet. Before that, I tried pouring a small pile of salt on the carpet then vacuum it up when it is dry, but it takes a while for the salt to absorb and it wastes a lot of salt. I’ve also tried an enzyme based cleaner but doesn’t work as good as this homemade one.” –From Anna. D
“This can work miracles. Spray it on the foul-smelling spot enough that it soaks into the carpet pad, and then let it dry. You may have to repeat the process several times. For tough jobs you might need to add some baking soda or vinegar. I know someone who had cleaned carpets for over 40 years , and he had tricks for getting odors and stains out of carpets but even he finds this homemade recipe amazingly good and effective.” – From Jenny
“You can use it for anything you please, but it won’t do a very good job. This stuff does deodorize things but it works really, really slowly and can be easily overwhelmed.” –From Susan
“A lot of people believe that the foaming action created by mixing vinegar (an acid) with baking soda (an alkali) . As soon as any foaming is created, they neutralize each other. No cleaning action is produced. This mixture is more recommended.” – From A
Multipurpose Bathroom Cleaner
What you’ll need:
- 10 ounces of baking soda
- 1 ounce of distilled white vinegar
- 4 ounces of warm water
- 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
- 3 ounces of liquid dish soap
Instructions to make the Multipurpose bathroom cleaner:
Step 1: In a large bowl, start dissolving the 10 ounces of baking soda in warm water. Then, pour in the 3 ounces of liquid dish soap, 1 ounce of distilled white vinegar and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. Combine properly and then pour the mixture into a spray bottle.
Step 2: Now, time to clean the bathroom. So, spray the mixture wherever you want, but allow it to sit for 10-15 minutes before wiping it off clean.
“I’ve used several commercial cleaners, but this homemade one is simply the best, it provides you incomparable cleaning on greasy filth and particle matter, freshening the entire surface.” – From Dia
“With all the freaking germs in the bathroom I always use this recipe to clean up and with an Ajax cleanser to scrub the tub, shower, sink and toilet, every things gets sprayed down allowed to sit 5 minutes and rinsed and dried. Toilet seat and lid polished with pledge polish.” – From R
“Using this homemade mixture still requires some scrubbing but leaves the shower nice and clean after a good scrub though. And, smells good.” – From Linda