Simple DIY Cleaning Recipes

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Homemade All-Purpose Cleaner

  • 1/2 c white vinegar  
  • 2 Tbsp baking soda
  • 10 drops tea tree, lavender, or lemon essential oil (or your favorite that have disinfectant properties)

Mix the vinegar, essential oils and a little water before adding baking soda in a clean spray bottle (glass is best). Then fill to top with water. Gently shake to mix ingredients, and then spray, wipe with a Soak iT Up Clard or Cloth.

Homemade “Soft-Scrub” Cleaner

  • 1 ½ cups baking soda
  • ½ cup environmentally safe liquid laundry soap
  • 10 drops tea tree, lavender, or lemon essential oil

Mix baking soda and laundry soap in a mixing bowl, stir to combine into a paste. Add essential oil and mix well. Store in an air tight container.  


Homemade Disinfectant Wipes   

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  • ¾ cup high-proof ethyl alcohol or rubbing alcohol
  • ¼ cup distilled or filtered water
  • 40 of your favorite essential oil or aloe
  • Empty “wipe” container or reusable plastic bag
  • 3-5 Soak iT Up Cloths or Clards
  • Combine ingredients in a glass pan stirring until mixed. Add Cloths or Clards and place in container. Use until begin to dry.


Homemade Mirror and Glass Cleaner

  • ¼ cup white vinegar
  • ¼ cup high-proof ethyl alcohol or rubbing alcohol
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch 
  • 2 cups water
  • 8 – 10 drops essential oil  of choice (optional)
  • Combine everything in a spray bottle. Shake to mix well. Be sure you shake well to fully integrate the cornstarch, which is the ingredient that reduces streaking. Shake before each use.
  • Spray onto glass surface and wipe clean with damp Soak iT Up Cloth or Clard
  • Follow with a dry Soak iT Up Cloth or Clard to polish.


Homemade Wood Polishing Spray

  • ¾ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup white vinegar
  • 30 drops essential oil, optional (I like lemon, orange, or lavender best)

Combine ingredients in a spray bottle and shake vigorously. Spray directly on wood furniture and buff with a clean, dry Soak iT Up Cloth or Clard. Shake before each use. 

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