Homemade All-Purpose Cleaner

selfandroots

01/05/2015

A consideration I had not made when aiming towards self-sufficiency and low impact life were cleaning products in the home and how cleaning products would need to be considered with trying to stay as self-sufficient as possible. Manufactured cleaning bottles are usually chock full of chemicals,  chemicals such as phosphates, ammonia and bleach which have been watered down to perform cleaning tasks and to keep bacteria out of the home. These concoctions are given colourings to make them more appealing to the user with a nice label too to attract purchasing with the guarantee of getting rid of dirt – the aisles in supermarkets are chock full of products and I couldn’t help think there might be a greener and cheaper option.

At home we use a lot of cleaning sprays to clean the kitchen surfaces, floors and appliances like the cooking hob. As part of becoming more self-reliant…

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  1. Not only are homemade cleaners – made from bar soap, calcium carbonate (a naturally occurring water softener), vinegar and baking soda – cheaper and chemical-free – but they’re far more effective than corporate brands. I have a number of simple recipes for homemade cleaning and beauty products at http://stuartjeannebramhall.com/?s=homemade+cleaning+products

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