Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Homemade Cleaners

I love reading Hints from Heloise. She is such a help when getting stains out, or all natural cleaners. I have been reading her columns since I was a little girl and was fascinated by the way that she has a trick for everything, and almost everything is homemade!This recipe comes from Hints from Heloise, be sure to check out her site. There are tons of great recipes on there. Does anyone else make their own household cleaners?

Heloise Updated Window Cleaner 
12 to 16 ounces water
1/2 cup white or apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup rubbing alcohol (70%)
1-2 drops blue or green food coloring, if desired
1-2 drops lavender, cinnamon, clove or orange essential oil. Combine the ingredients and  put into a labeled spray bottle.

Here’s a hint:
Use newspapers rather than paper towels, because they leave no lint and you are recycling!
1. Spray the newspaper first, then wipe down the window to avoid drips.
2. Wipe vertically one side of the window and horizontally on the other side so you will know which side a streak is on! 
This bottle of nice-smelling window cleaner can cost as little as 25 cents and also works well on mirrors or glass shower doors.

Here's to Heloise and her awesome cleaning tips!! You can also sign up to have her tips sent to you daily! 

Have a wonderful day!


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