homemade ginger: easy & frugal natural all purpose cleaner

easy & frugal natural all purpose cleaner

Monday, November 23, 2009

In an effort to save money while using natural cleaning alternatives that are safer for Lula, I've started making my own cleaners. This is one of them that really works and is super cheap!

All Purpose Natural Cleaner

1 gal hot water
1 tbs baking soda
2 tbs liquid soap (I use Dr. Bronner's liquid soap, but Dawn liquid dish soap would also work)

Mix together in a spray bottle.

*all amounts are approximate. My spray bottle is clearly less than a gallon, but I still used the same amounts of baking soda and soap with less water, it's just a bit more concentrated!


  1. awesome! i think i will mix that up and give it a try. thanks for the thrifty idea! can't wait to see you on wednesday!

  2. Did this and it was great :D we had castille lavender on hand so I used that. And I didn't use a gallon either just an empty windex bottle :D Thanks for sharing!

  3. Nice! Saw this on Pinterest and decided to give it a try. Just finished cleaning my wood floors, tile, and laminate. Did a better job then any of the commercial brands I have spent loads of money on. Great tip!!! Thank you :)

  4. anyone have trouble with the baking soda clogging the trigger? i dissolved it in hot water first but that dint help. having the same problem with the homemade shout

  5. I just made and used this and have to say that I love it!!! Not only did it get my powder room sparkling in a matter of minutes, but it took mud off the door, walls and light switch, (I have three sons and live in an area where the ground is red clay)and it got the dried milk off of a dining chair (no scrubbing!). Best of all, it killed the pesky ants that were hanging around the kitchen sink! I used Dr. Bronner's Peppermint (I think the peppermint was key). Thank you!!!

  6. This clean tips is an effective and do not waste time, I need to apply sodium bicarbonate for cleaning purpose. chrish83



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