With CoVid-19 still running rampant at the time of writing this post, many of our stores are running out of cleaning products, so thought it’s be a good time to remember some of the old DIY recipes so we can make some ourselves.
All-purpose and long-lasting, this removes grease and dirt. Ideal for stainless steel sinks, tiled and timber surfaces and plastic finishes such as fridge shelves and phones.
- 2 cups white vinegar
• 1 cup water
• 25 drops eucalyptus oil
Combine all the ingredients in a spray bottle. Shake well before use, spray onto a soft damp cloth and rub. No need to rinse.
Keeps bathroom surfaces safe and smelling sweet. It also makes a marvellous spray when ironing bed linen.
- 25 drops lavender essential oil
• 2 tbsp methylated spirits or vodka
• 500ml distilled water
Add the oil to the alcohol in a clean, dry bottle and leave to dissolve for 24 hours. Add water and decant into a spray bottle. Shake thoroughly before use.
This is the simplest cleaner of all for sinks, oven doors, stovetops and inside mugs.
• 4 tbsp bicarb
• 1 tbsp water
Mix the ingredients into a stiff paste and apply with a damp sponge. Buff with a dry cloth.
A general cleaner, this is safe for use anywhere in the home.
- 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
• 1 tsp pure soap flakes
• squeeze of lemon or dash of white vinegar
• 1 cup warm water
Mix ingredients and shake until soap is dissolved. Spray and wipe with a sponge.