Ever feel like there isn’t enough time in the day to go to the grocery store? Ever feel like your house needs a major scrub down, but for some reason all the cleaning products in your house have disappeared? Your dilemma might be short lived after you learn these simple recipes for how to make homemade cleaning products. And, most of the products you need are sitting in your home already.

The key to homemade cleaning recipes is making sure that they actually work. You can spend a lot of time and money searching and making recipes that are so-so, when you need something that just works and does what it’s supposed to do.

Let’s start with the most commonly needed product around the house, the all-purpose cleaner.
Counter Tops

All Purpose Cleaner
2 tsp baking soda
½ tsp Dawn dish soap
4 TBSP white vinegar
400 mL warm water

Just stir and shake to mix to ingredients. For more optimal usage, place it in a squirt bottle.

Now, if you are needing to give the glass around your house a little TLC, this glass cleaner recipe will get them sparkling in no time.

-Glass Cleaner
¼ cup rubbing alcohol
¼ cup white vinegar
1 TBSP cornstarch
2 cups warm water

Just stir and shake to mix to ingredients. For more optimal usage, place it in a squirt bottle.

Another essential cleaning product around the house is the toilet bowl cleaner. Here is the simple homemade recipe to help get them looking brand new.
Toilet Bowl

-Toilet Bowl Cleaner
¼ cup baking soda
¼ cup borax
1 cup white vinegar

Place ingredients directly into toilet and mix gently with bowl brush. Let the mix sit at least 30 minutes before you start scrubbing.

We saved the best recipe for last; it’s one that any parent will forever be thankful for, the miracle stain remover. You can use it on just about anything, carpet, microfiber couches, clothes, upholstery, or even red wine stains.
Miracle Stain Remover

-Miracle Stain Remover
1 part Dawn dishwashing liquid (the original blue kind)
2 parts hydrogen peroxide

All you have to do is mix together and pour directly on the stain. Or, if you stain is larger you can immerse your stained item directly into the mix. If needed you can scrub on the stain while the mix is on there, and then wipe off.

Just like Buckets and Bows makes houses shine to perfection everyday, we hope these simple recipes will help make your cleaning routine cheaper, faster and, more efficient.