I know I’ve probably said it a million times already, but I just LOVE making my own homemade cleaning products! It’s so easy to do and so rewarding. Not to mention how much better they are for you and your family and how much more economical. There really is no downside here. Making your own cleaning rags that are ready when you need them and can be used over and over again is just a great idea. It makes me feel good every time I reach for one. Unlike the guilt I feel when I reach for a paper towel. ;-)
If you feel the same way….let me share with you this super simple “recipe” I borrowed from my sister Rebecca’s website – Camp Wander. :-)
DIY Reusable Cleaning Rags
adapted from Camp Wander
- 3 cups hot water
- 2 Tbls castile soap
- 1 cup vinegar
- 1 Tbls borax
- 20 drops essential oils (I used 10 drops of Lavender and 10 drops of Melaleuca for their antibacterial, antiseptic and antifungal properties.)
Layer rags in a large glass jar. Mix together all of the ingredients together and pour over the rags.
To use: wring out and clean cupboards, countertops, or children…with confidence. Wash and reuse!
Pretreated cleaning rags save time and energy. After you try them you will wonder how you lived without them. :-)
OTHER HOMEMADE CLEANING SOLUTIONS YOU MIGHT BE INTERESTED IN:
- CLEAN YOUR GARBAGE DISPOSAL WITH LEMON AND VINEGAR ICE CUBES
- MAKE YOUR OWN REUSABLE “SWIFFER” PADS AND CLEANING SOLUTION
- HOMEMADE CITRUS DEGREASER