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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Cleaning solution

Today I did the weekly cleaning routine. This time I did not use the typical cleaning supplies that are commonly bought from the local store. Instead I made my own solution. It is very easy to make and cheap too. Also if you are a fan of living organic and saving the environment, this is an excellent solution for you. Not only that, but it uses ingredients that are safe around small children.

Here is the recipe:
-1/2 cup vinegar
-1/4 cup lemon juice
-2 table spoons of dish washing detergent
** The first three ingredients can be combined together and multiplied several times to create a multipurpose cleaner which can be stored in an old multipurpose cleaning bottle or other container. Use about 3/4 solution with each use.
-A small amount of warm water (About 2-4 cups) to keep the solution strong enough yet, diluted enough to use safely.

Mix all ingredients together and use where ever a multipurpose cleaning solution may be used. Amounts may be varied to increase or decrease the strength of the solution. Use on sinks, stoves, tubs etc.... This solution can safely be used in place of bleach and ammonia in many cases.

Keep in mind that the strong acidity that is produced by the solution does have a tendency to burn small cuts and scrapes on your hands so you may want to use gloves while cleaning with this solution.
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