Homemade Cleaner

Homemade Cleaner

In the supermarket, we can find one aisle full with various types of cleaning products. I used to have also almost everything in the house, from toiler cleaners, kitchen cleaners, bathroom cleaners, etc. Turns out that these cleaners contain unreadable ingredients that are mostly toxic. If you look at the ingredients and google them, the contents can actually cause various health problems.

Ideally whatever we use around us is at least something that we are comfortable to eat. Let’s do our body and environment a favour.

This homemade cleaner is not 100% zerowaste because you still need a bottle of vinegar (and essential oil – optional). But the comparison is 4-5 big bottles containing toxic ingredients for different purposes and 1 bottle. All of the ingredients to make all purpose homemade cleaners can be found in your kitchen cupboard.

The key to this natural homemade cleaner is vinegar. That is the star. You must have heard it quite often as it appears in different lifehack videos in social media. This ingredient is magic! After using this, I no longer look for the different cleaners I used to have. Another good thing is, you do not have to be afraid that your hands will get rough or dry. The little downside is that it has a typical smell that not everybody likes.  However, there is 2 ways to reduce the fragrant, adding essential oil or infused vinegar with residual orange/lemon peel. Yes, the leftover peel from the orange that we eat. It makes a fresh scent.

Be careful using it on marble and granite because the acidity of the vinegar eats away at the surface of it.

All purpose cleaner

  • Water
  • (Distilled) white vinegar (infuse with orange zest 1-2 weeks – optional)
  • Scented essential oil (optional)

Window cleaner

  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 60 ml (distilled) vinegar (infuse with orange zest 1-2 weeks – optional)
  • 30 ml alcohol
  • 250 ml of hot tap water or distilled water

Metal or rust cleaner

All purpose cleaner + baking soda

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  1. Hai, mau nanya utk all putpose cleaner nya.. Kebetulan dapur saya itu marmer apakah aman utk meja marmer? Dan kalau tidak aman apakah utk pemakaiannya bisa di semprot di lap dulu apa gimana biar meja tidak terkikis.. Atau ada alternatif lain, dan utk exact ukuran all purpose cleanernya berapa yaa antara air dan vinegar??

    Oia 1 lg, apakah bisa pakai cuka yg biasa di abang baso, karna vinegar yg paling umum dan affordable hanya itu …

    1. Hi Tika,

      Kebetulan saya juga pakai meja marmer. Jangan sih kalau pakai purpose cleaner yang cuka karena lumayan abrasive untuk marmer, sampai saat ini masih pakai pembersih khusus untuk marble karena masih ada yang dulu. Tapi in the future akan pakai castile soap dan warm water aja sih. Castile soap bisa beli di @growgrin.id hopefully in the future kami bisa jual karena banyak banget yang nyari.

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