DIY: Making Kitchen And Bathroom Cleaner
In recent months, have you been searching the stores for kitchen or bathroom cleaner? You may be thinking, “I am not even picky. I just want to clean my house!” You look and look but you still cannot find any. You feel like this can’t be happening! Try this DIY recipe for making kitchen and bathroom cleaner.
Since CoVod 19 hit early this year, we have all had these conversations in our head. You think something so simple must be easy to get. But what we have learned is we have to be reliant on ourselves to make these types of products. Who knows if you will be the lucky winner of the day to find cleaning supplies? Right?!
You Can Make It Yourself
I am here to tell you; you can make this kitchen cleaner (and bathroom cleaner) on your own! It is actually amazingly simple. There are only 4 or 5 items you need to make your cleaner. The first ingredient can be tricky to find. You must find Isopropanol Alcohol to make this cleaner. I have found this can be tricky, but I have found Costco is a reliable place to buy Isopropanol Alcohol. The 70% alcohol they carry is enough to make your own cleaner. Sam’s Club may also carry it. (You do not need 99% Isopropanol Alcohol. 70% alcohol is sufficient)
Once you have located all ingredients, putting it all together is a snap. It takes about 5 minutes and it is ready to use. I personally use this spray to clean counters, granite, showers, toilets, appliances (yes even stainless steel), disinfect areas after working with raw meat. I have even cleaned glass. Best of all, this kitchen cleaner spray is tough on grease!
Once you have your cleaner made, it is recommended to use a non-static microfiber towel. However, if you do not have those on hand you can also use a regular towel or paper towel.
A Simple Recipe
I bet you are dying to find out the recipe. I won’t take up any more of your time.
- ½ Cup of Isopropanol Alcohol (Rubbing Alcohol)
- Spray Bottle (larger than 10 Oz.)
- 1 ½ tsp Dawn Dish Soap
- 1 ½ Cups of Water
- Essential Oil (any scents except lemon – the acidity can ruin your counters)
Directions: This part is easy peasy. Measure out all ingredients. Carefully combine them into the spray bottle. A funnel may help. Add 20-30 drops of Essential Oil (I love lavender). Shake the bottle to mix up and you are ready to start cleaning. That is it! Super simple.
Safe for kids
This spray is safe for kids. I do not know about you, but I make my kiddos do chores and one of those chores is cleaning the bathrooms. I also have incorporated my kids in helping me measure and mix the ingredients. These are safe chemical-free ingredients but do watch your kids. This may not be suited for very young kids. Teach them to respect their cleaning products. I would not want your kiddo to get sick from drinking this
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Hi my name is Laurie. I am so glad you are here! I am a Christian homeschooling mom of 3, caregiver to my Veteran husband, mom to a son with Autism, community volunteer, travel loving, and blogger. As you might notice, I do not live the “expected life”. Come join my family and other families as we experience Living The Unexpected Life.