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Make Your Own Cleaning Supplies

Today John Moody, author of The Frugal Homesteader how to make your own cleaning supplies. Given that homesteading is at times both messy and mess making, you can save a fair bit of money making some of your own cleaners without having to spend a great deal of time.

Excerpt from the Book

A bottle of basic spray cleaner or glass cleaner in the store costs around three to five dollars. You can make it at home in about two minutes for about 50 cents. Given that homesteading is at times both messy and mess making, you can save a fair bit of money making some of your own cleaners without having to spend a great deal of time. Here is the basic one we use most around our house. The only thing you need beyond what is called for in the recipe are some good-quality spray bottles.

Basic Spray Cleaner

Adapted from Clean and Green: The Complete Guide to Non-Toxic and Environmentally Safe Housekeeping by Annie Berthold-Bond.

Combine in a spray bottle and shake well:

  • 2 cups hot water (We heat filtered water on the stove top, but you can also use very hot tap water.)
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon borax
  • a squirt of natural dish soap

Basic Glass Cleaner

Adapted from Clean and Green, this recipe works so well and is so easy to make. Combine in a spray bottle and shake well:

  • 2 cups water (We use filtered water.)
  • 3 tablespoons vinegar
  • a squirt of natural dish soap

Also, for some cleaning supplies, if you are able to order in five-gallon or larger sizes, like we do with dish soap, when the container is empty you end up with a useful bucket instead of another piece of trash or recycling.

About the Author

Author John Moody

John Moody is a homesteader and farmer, and is founder of Whole Life Services and CEO of Steader, an online video-based learning platform that brings the best practitioners to guide and inspire those who find the joy in raising and growing their own food. John, his wife, and their five children live, farm, and homestead on 35 acres in Kentucky.

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