Homemade Cleaning Products for Your Home

Nowadays more and more people are worried about the toxic affection of commercial cleaners. Probably this is the reason why many of them are getting back to the natural cleaning ways, that have been used years ago by our grandmothers.

Many years ago our grandmothers have been used to make their own cleaning detergents. This is a proof that homemade cleaning detergents are as effective as the commercial ones. Here are some recipes, found by end of tenancy cleaning experts, you can try to ensure that they are not only safe and environmental, but more effective than the commercial cleaners.

Furniture Maintenance

50 gr shredded beeswax
50 gr shredded soap
300 ml gum turpentine
200 ml rosemary solution

Melt the beeswax in the turpentine by heating. Do not breathe the steam. Dissolve the shredded soap in the rosemary solution. Cool the two mixtures and mix them together with a mixer. Mix until the substance turns to a thick cream. Keep the solution in a jar. It gives a beautiful and long lasting shine to the furniture, creating a protection layer. Apply a small amount of the solution and polish with a clean soft cloth.

Wood Cleaning Liquid

150 ml gum turpentine
150 ml cold linseed oil
80 ml spirit
80 ml apple vinegar
2-3 teaspoons lemon or orange essential oil

Mix the ingredients in a spray bottle and shake well. Shake every time before use. This solution cleans and protects all kinds of wood without causing damages.

Upholstery and Carpet Shampoo

20 gr dried soapwort root
1 l water

The soapwort herb contains natural saponins, that have soft cleaning effect. Drench the soapwort roots in the water for the night. Boil the herb for 15-20 minutes in the morning and leach the new shampoo. Use it for washing fine and wool fabric, that might be damaged by the commercial detergents. Use it in upholstery and carpet cleaning by applying the shampoo with a sponge or soft brush, rub and leave to dry. Rinse with cold water.

September 16, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Cleaning


Lisa Header is a housewife who really doesn't like cleaning. That is why she always looks for tips to ease the cleaning process and doesn't mind to share them with other people.

This author has published 65 articles so far.

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