Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Make Your Own Natural Cleaner

I'm watching Dr. Oz, and he was pointing out how toxic a household cleaner is and how it has all kinds of ingredients you can't pronounce or don't know what they are like Stimerex ES.  It's a cleaner I have in my cabinet - not because I really wanted to buy it, but because my bathtubs have this nasty hard water build-up that just won't go away.  So I bought some Lime-Away and tried it.  It got rid of some of the hard water build-up, but not nearly all of it.  So, was it really worth the toxicity?  I guess not.  I did buy another cleaner that is supposed to remove hard water build-up, but I haven't tried it yet.  I'm thinking of trying this recipe I got on the Dr. Oz Show first.  If it works, I can take the 2nd cleaner back, and if it doesn't work, I'm really not out anything, because it uses things I have around the house anyway.

Here's the recipe:
Home-made Natural Cleaner

  • Dissolve 1T Borax in 3T vinegar
  • Add 2 cups water and 1T dish soap
  • Shake well
You can also add some essential oil like peppermint oil to make it smell good and shake it up again.

I wonder if it will do anything to my hard water build-up?  I know vinegar is supposed to, but I can't get it to stay on long enough to do anything.  I just would prefer not to use a cleaner that can be really toxic.

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1 comment:

  1. I finally remembered to write the recipe on my squirt bottle so I don't have to look it up every time I want to make it again!


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