I ran out of my Meyer’s cleaning solution this past weekend. Which is a good thing, because it was pine tree scented and it’s certainly not that time of year anymore. However, I love my Meyer’s products and I had nothing else to replace it.
It was late at night and I was still in the middle of cleaning, so I decided it was the perfect time to try a homemade cleaner with things I had around the house.
Here is the formula I used:
- 1 teaspoon liquid dish soap
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 tablespoons vinegar (Confession: I used more than this.)
- 2 cups water
Pros: This stuff isn’t a miracle worker, but it does the job of a variety of different cleaners. It cleaned my counter tops, polished hardware to an insane shine, got rid of soap scum on my shower doors, and I was shocked when I successfully used it on my mirrors. It even prevented foggy windows after my shower!
Cons: There was a slight vinegar scent because I hadn’t put in any essential oils and I probably used a bit too much vinegar in my solution. Next time I will try lemon oil, which is recommended, or add another scent booster. I also found this stuff wasn’t potent enough to scrub the bathroom tub or tiles. Unfortunately, I still have to stick with my Comet for that, but I hope to soon find a less harsh alternative.
Would you ever consider making your own cleaning solution?
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