Basic Household Cleaners

All made from safe basic ingredients that you more than likely already keep in your home.  These are not only green friendly but are safe for your children if they accidentally stumble upon them. 

Furniture Polish
1/4 cup Vinegar or Lemon Juice (I like to split for the lemon scent)
3/4 cup Olive Oil

Oven Cleaner
3/4 cup Baking Soda
1/4 cup Salt
1/4 cup Water
*Makes a paste that you can let sit for about 10 minutes and then wipe clean.

Drain Cleaner
1 cup White Vinegar
1 cup Baking Soda

Equal parts water and liquid fabric softener. (adding a tbs baking soda helps as well)

2 cups Water
30 drops Essential Oil
A few drops natural soap

Brass Cleaner
1 tsp Salt
1 cup Vinegar
*Add flour as needed to make into a paste.  Cover, let sit for approximately 10 minutes and wipe clean.

Cover with cornstarch and let sit for 20 minutes. Then pour mixture of
1 cup Vinegar
3 cups Water
*Should come clean when washed

Dishwashing Soap
2 cups Baking Soda
2 cups Borax (found in a box usually in the laundry isle)
1/2 cup Sea Salt
5-10 drops Essential Oil (orange has a clean scent)
*Use 2-3 tablespoons per load

Jet Dry
Use Vinegar as you notice the dishes with water spots

More to come...


  1. Wow! Thank you for the homemade febreeze I love that and use it all the time, now I can make my own.I also am gonna make the furniture polish.

  2. Thank you for sharing these, very helpful!

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