posted on Oct, 15 2015 @ 05:30 PM
I have been making my own homemade cleaning products. They are non-toxic all natural, so no nasty chemicals. I am pretty impressed by their results.
My favorite so far has been an enzyme cleaner. It cuts through soap scum better than any store purchased product I have ever seen.
The cleaners are; Multipurpose cleaner, degreaser, floor cleaner, and enzyme cleaner.
What you'll need for all 4 types of cleaners.
4 mason jars
White vinegar, although I did substitute with apple cider vinegar on my 2nd batch.
5 lemons and 5 oranges.
Rosemary (optional, but effective against e-coli so it is recommended)
For the multipurpose cleaner:
Peel 2 lemons and 2 oranges. Place peels in one of the mason jars. Put the pulp aside for another cleaner.
Fill the mason jar with 1/2 vinegar and 1/2 distilled water. Add rosemary. Let sit 5-7 days. Add to a spray bottle when ready to use. Works well on
kitchen counters and windows.
For the degreaser: Take the peels of 2 lemons and 2 oranges. (once again, set the pulp aside)
You are going to need to press them. I personally took a cookie sheet lined it with wax paper and used a rolling pin to squeeze the oil out of the
peels. If someone has a better way, let me know.
Once you have squeezed out all the oil you can pour it into a mason jar, add the peel of one lemon for good measure and fill the jar half way with
vinegar. Do not add water this is a concentrated cleaner and the batch is smaller than the other cleaners.
Works great on ovens.
For the floor cleaner:
Take the remainder of the peels from the degreaser and the peels from the remaining lemon and orange and place in mason jar.
Add a small handful of pine needles.
Fill jar with vinegar and let sit for 5-7 days. (I made one batch with apple cider vinegar, and seems to work just as well)
For the enzyme cleaner:
Add the pulp you had set aside to a mason jar.
Add 2 table spoons of brown sugar.
Add 1/8 cup active yeast.
Add 3parts vinegar and 1 part distilled water.
Add lid very loosely.
Let sit for two weeks, removing lid to let out air once a day for the first 3-4 days and then every few days after that.
After two weeks, strain and add to a squirt bottle.
I love it as a bathroom cleaner. For soap scum let sit for no less than 5 minutes, no longer than 10. The soap scum just wipes away. My faucets
looked super shiny afterwards. It can cause skin irritation so I recommend gloves. My cat jumped in the tub when I was letting it sit and the bottom
of one of her paws became irritated.