Saturday, December 20, 2008

cleaning house

In anticipation of visitors and festivities at our house over the holidays, today was spent cleaning. Not just so-so cleaning, but

Like the kind of cleaning where you take
the drawers out of the refrigerator.

Yeah, it was that intense around here.

Usually, I dread deep cleaning because I hate harsh stuff like windex, comet, and anything else that burns my lungs and makes my hands dry out. A friend gave me these recipes for an all-purpose cleaner and a glass cleaner, and I tried them out today. They worked like a charm, and the lemongrass essential oil I added made my house smell delish. :)

all-purpose cleaner
*does not need to be exact
2 T dish soap (I just added a squirt)
2 T Borax
1/4 cup vinegar
~32 oz. of hot water
a few drops of essential oil

glass cleaner
1/2 cup vinegar
1/4 cup rubbing alcohol (70%)
12 -16 oz. water
a few drops of essential oil

For both recipes, just mix everything together in a spray bottle.


  1. Thanks! I am terrified off cleaning products so again Thanks!!

    Egg's dad laughs that I am the most annoying person in the world with OCD as I can't clean as I am scared of all the cleaning products :0)

  2. Glad i popped over as i recently had been thinking of making my own!
    Merry Christmas!


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