How to Make Your Own Cleaning Supplies

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Homemade cleaning supplies can easily be made with a mixture of vinegar and water, and a small amount of rubbing alcohol can be added for more strength. Mix baking soda and vinegar to make a cleaning paste with help from a professional house cleaner in... View Video Transcript

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Rachel Yatuzis

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Hi I'm Rachel Yatuzis and I am going to show you how to make your own cleaning supplies. The best thing you can clean your house with I always say is vinegar and water and if you have a spray bottle a little bit bigger than this maybe like a regular sized spray bottle let's say like this size you want to put about four tablespoons of vinegar in this much water which is a quart. That will clean anything. It will clean glass. It will clean everything in your house. If you want to add a little bit more power to that you know that cleaning solvent you want to add two tablespoons of rubbing alcohol to it. I don't recommend that because of the fumes and vinegar is always the best way to go because it is nontoxic and good for the Earth but if you think you need a little more power to it then add a couple of tablespoons of rubbing alcohol. If you need something to scrub with like a homemade Soft Scrub type substance you want to mix baking soda with your vinegar until you get a paste. It will be a really thick pasty consistency. This is a little bit thinner than what I like to see but it will still work and this is gritty and it is completely nontoxic and it is really good for scrubbing tile and scrubbing grout or anything in the bathroom so you know rubbing alcohol is great for different stains. I wouldn't put it on wood or anything like that because it will strip the wood. Vinegar on the other hand is o'kay for wood. There is just numerous things you can find around your house to clean your home with that are not going to harm your family and they're a lot less expensive. Vinegar, you know a bottle like this is probably 50 cents. You can get a gallon of it for less than $1 so it is the cheapest you can use, easiest thing to use, it just doesn't have fancy flowery smell but you know you can find it anywhere. So I am Rachel Yatuzis and that is how you can make your own cleaning supplies.