Category Archives: Cleaning tools

Homemade Glass Cleaner

Another really good homemade cleaner based on a recipe from Whole New Mom:

  • 0.25 cup Distilled White Vinegar
  • 0.25 cup Isopropyl Alcohol (AKA: Propanol, rubbing alcohol)
  • 1 tbsp Corn Starch (Allergies? Substitute tapioca or arrowroot powder.)
  • 1.5 cup Water
  • 3 to 5 drops Blue Food Coloring
  • Optional: 5 to 10 drops essential oil for scent

Combine in a general purpose spray bottle. Shake well before using, the corn starch will settle to the bottom of your container.

DIY Scouring Powder

From Wellness Mama, a simple and amazingly effective scouring powder recipe:

  • 1.0 cup baking soda
  • 0.5 cup coarse kosher salt
  • 0.5 cup borax

Combine and keep in an airtight container or mason jar. Great on kitchen and bathroom fixtures. Add a few drops of essential oils if you need a nice smell, make sure to shake thoroughly to combine. May settle over time, so always be sure to re-shake your compounds before use.