Thursday, September 11, 2008

Make it Yourself

I was recently read a Woman's Day magazine and came across a great make it yourself article that gave recipes for household cleaning products. There is such a hipe about chemicals in cleaners and going to natural products. How much more natural can you get if you make it yourself and while doing so you won't be paying the much high cost for the "natural" ones! List below is the recipe for glass cleaner and all purpose one, these came from the magazine. The also had one for laundry detergent but it sounded a bit complicated and had ingredients that I have never heard of so I won't know where to get them, but you can check it out on there online site woman' I am low on glass cleaner so I will be mixing myself up a batch soon!

Window Cleaner
Ingredients:1/2 cup non-sudsing household ammonia
1/2 cup white vinegar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 drops blue food coloring (optional)warm water
Directions:Pour ingredients into a gallon-size container that has a tight-fitting lid. Fill with warm water. Shake to incorporate. The food coloring, while not necessary, will alert you that the contents are not water. Label and keep out of the reach of children.

All-Purpose Cleaner
Ingredients:2 cups rubbing alcohol
1 tablespoon liquid dishwashing soap
1 tablespoon non-sudsing household ammonia
1 tablespoon white vinegar
Directions:Mix in a gallon container that has a tight-fitting lid. Fill container with warm water and shake to mix. You can put this in a spray bottle and use as you would any other household cleaner. Great for cleaning chrome, countertops and bath fixtures.


Holly said...

Thanks for coming to visit today, it was great to see you and to meet Kade, he is so adorable! We'll have to get together again soon.

Kelly said...

thanks for the good tips!