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    Default Looking for Non-Toxic Surface Cleaner Recipe

    I know I've seen this idea thrown around before. Maybe it was baking soda and vinegar????? Anyhow, I'm just looking for something for like the bathroom sink area and the like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FreesiaE View Post
    I know I've seen this idea thrown around before. Maybe it was baking soda and vinegar????? Anyhow, I'm just looking for something for like the bathroom sink area and the like.
    Thanks!

    I have a Borax cleaner that I make
    1/2 cup borax to 1 gallon hot water. I usuall make a smaller version of this recipe just keep the same ratio of borax and water and I fill a spray bottle with it. I use it in the kitchen, bathroom for just about anything.

    Here is a Scented soap one
    2 cups hot water, 1 to 2 ounces of castile soap, 5 to 10 drops of essential oil of your choice, 16 ounce spray bottle.
    Just mix and shake in the spray bottle. This one is great for washing kitchen cupboards, counters, door handles etc.

    For greasy stains use a castile cleaner
    1 tsp washing soda
    2 tsp borax
    1/2 tsp castile soap
    2 cups hot water
    10 drops essential oil of your choice
    16 ounce spray bottle

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    i read somewhere that you can just use hydrogen peroxide [the medicinal one] pour some on a cloth and wipe away. Use in kitchen and bath. Cheap too.

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    water, white vinegar and 3 drops of Tea Tree Oil in a spray bottle.

    great for cleaning, and disinfecting toys (ones that don't fit in the dishwasher).

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    I use a spray bottle filled about 1/4 of the way with vinegar, add a little Dr. Bronners soap, a few drops of essential oil (you could you tea tree oil, it's a great disinfectant, for general cleaning I like lemon or lavendar) and fill with water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prairiewife View Post
    I use a spray bottle filled about 1/4 of the way with vinegar, add a little Dr. Bronners soap, a few drops of essential oil (you could you tea tree oil, it's a great disinfectant, for general cleaning I like lemon or lavendar) and fill with water.
    If I use a recipe with soap should I always rinse the cleaned area after? I've also read recipes using dish soap.

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    I just use a spray bottle with 2/3 vinegar and 1/3 water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wulong32 View Post
    I just use a spray bottle with 2/3 vinegar and 1/3 water.
    I do the same.

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    Yep, I've used hydrogen peroxide for probably 1.5 years and it works great.

    Think about it, hydrogen peroxide is used to "disenfect" cuts or scraps and some doctors offices actually use it to wipe down their examination tables.

    I buy a 2 bottle set (large bottles) from Costco for like $2.00 or so and pour one into a spray bottle.
    I go through, spray all the surfaces down and then just wipe off.

    Works great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wulong32 View Post
    I just use a spray bottle with 2/3 vinegar and 1/3 water.
    that's what I use too.

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    I use vinegar and water. For tough jobs I add baking soda along with it. Borax works well also.

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    I also use vinegar and water, it cleans everything and it is super cheap.
    Blessed and Highly Favored!!!!

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    Would you use the vinegar and water solution on the stool? Would this be strong enough? I've always used Mr. Clean or bleach and water but I do want to switch to something much healthier.

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    That's a great question. Is vinegar enough for stool???? (we are potty training this month, yes training is the operative word)


    I have been using vinegar water for most things, but for stool I have been pulling out the bleachy water.

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    My mom is very earthy and part indian...I grew up remembering her always using baking soda and vinegar and it worked amazing. first she would sprinkle the baking soda on the surface than dump a bit of white vinegar over it...and bam, it was bubble and then you wipe and it shines! Good luck!

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