Castile soap is a vegetable based soap, ingredients that you can pronounce. This soap is soft on the skin and efficient to fight dirt , grease and undesirable germs.
The world is a better place with castile soap! It is possible to use castile soap to clean almost everything: your face, your washroom, and even your stinky dog! Quite incredible stuff.
Vinegar is an acetic acid of 5 percent. This acid fights bacteria and other yuckies that you don’t want to live in your home. Vinegar cannot be used on any surface (such as marble or granite), but with its limitations, vinegar is an extremely versatile toolkit.
Juice of Lemon:
Fresh citrus, especially lemons and lemon juice, add to natural cleansers. Lemons contain antibacterial properties that help fight domestic undesirable germs and bacteria. Furthermore, citrus provides homemade cleaners with an amazing fresh scent.
Alcohol rubbing (or vodka):
Alcohol rubbing, also known as isopropyl alcohol, is an antiseptic and sold in food stores as an antiseptic. Rubbing alcohol is used to kill germs in homemade cleaners. Rubbing alcohol is used for speeding up the drying time in the floor-cleaner spray.
We know that some people in the natural community avoid alcohol rubbing for cleaning purposes. Vodka can safely be replaced by alcohol rubbing in cleaning recipes.
The essential oils are very popular today, but the truth is that Pinterest was first filled with recipes by popular online oil brands and bloggers, essential oils used by generations before us.
Essential oils are essentially plant-based concentrated oils. Essential oils not only provide home made cleaner with a nice natural fragrance, but also with important disinfectant properties. Some of our most popular cleaning essential oils are: lemon, tea, peppermint, lavender and orange.
Yeah, good ol’ H2O is a key in every recipe we’re going to make. Clean tap water may be used for temporary storage (1 to 2 weeks) when producing homemade products; distilled or boiled or cooled water may be used in long-term storage to limit potential bacterial growth.
You will need spray bottles to make these cleaners. When you buy spray bottles for homemade cleaners, you have several options:
1) to re-purpose old cleaner surface bottles; only make sure to thoroughly wash the bottles;
2) to make your own cleaning vinegar bottles (small water bottles of Perrier also work!);
3) to purchase ready-to-go water bottles.
How to make all-purpose surface cleaner
The first recipe we will make together is a fundamental surface cleaner, two depending on your preference, in fact. Surface cleaner is used for cleaning a large variety of surfaces in the home: kitchen and bathroom wardrobes, fridge / freezer inside, kitchen / bath area, carpet accidents (vinegar cleaner is the best way to use it) and certain appliances.
It is important to be educated about making a surface cleaner or any homemade product and to know what ingredients should or should not be used on different surfaces. This is why the post today includes two different recipes: castile soap or vinegar.
The castle soap cleaner is suitable for use on any surface, including granite and marble, (always testing cleaners before applying on a larger surface in a small area first).
The vinegar cleaner has a vinegar scent, but it works perfectly for the cleaning of multiple surfaces, including taper malfunctions. You don’t use a vinegar-based surface cleaner if you have a marble or granite surface because it can etch off the stone.
Let ‘s start!
Home-made Surface Cleaner for all purposes: Two Ways.
An all-inclusive surface homemade cleaner can be applied to clean up many surfaces at home: kitchen and toilet closets, inside fridge / freezer, surfaces of the kitchen and bathroom, carpet accidents (the best cleaning vinegar is for this use), and some appliances.
Castile Soap Cleaner Surface
- 2 cups of water distilled
- Castile soap for 2 tbs up to 1/4 cup *
- 15 drops of essential oil or peppermint or orange lavender
Surface Vinegar Cleaner
- 1 cup of water distilled
- 1 cup of white vinegar distilled
- Juiced 1/2 lemon (optional)
- 15 drops of essential lavender oil or peppermint, orange, or citrus fruits.
- Put the water in a 16 oz for the castile soap cleaner. Spray bottle (if necessary, use funnel). Add the castle soap and oil. Shake the cleaner gently. It is possible to store this cleaner at room temperature.
- Pour all the ingredients into a 16 oz for the vinegar cleaner. Spray bottle (if necessary, use funnel). Shake the cleaner gently. This cleaner needs to be stored between uses in the refrigerator because of the fresh citrus juice.
- Shake the spray bottle gently before the cleaner is sprayed on the desired surface. Pull out the cleaner and wipe the surface with a moist cloth (it is important to use the castile cleaner, as a soapy residue can leave it dry if left)! Do NOT use the marble or granite vinegar cleaner. The castile cleaner (no citrus variety) may be used on marble or granite screened.
Notes from the recipe
- We advise you to start with 2 castile soap tablespoons and then increase it to 1/4 cup if you want a more soapy cleaner.
You always run the risk of introducing bacteria when water into a product without a preservative. So use water-based products quickly (when added lemon which should be refrigerated) within 3 weeks.