Homemade Cleaning Products

Cleaning Products In Bucket

Granite Cleaner

Cost is less than $1 per bottle.


1/2 cup rubbing alcohol

2 cups water

8 drops Dawn dish soap (this is the preferred dish soap)

scented oil of your choice (optional)

Spray Bottle (at least 16 oz.)


Add the ingredients in the order listed, gently swirl to mix and it’s ready to use. It is also safe to use on all your appliances and other countertops. To help with the shine on the granite counters use a soft cloth or paper towels.

Window and Glass Cleaner

1/4 cup white vinegar

1/4 cup rubbing alcohol

1 tablespoon cornstarch

2 cups warm water

1 empty spray bottle


Add the vinegar & rubbing alcohol to the spray bottle. Use a funnel if necessary. Add 1 tablespoon of cornstarch , then add the 2 cups warm water. If you are using a funnel, the warm water will wash the corn starch right down the funnel. Shake gently and it’s ready to use.

Furniture Polish

1/4 cup olive oil

1/4 cup white vinegar

20-30 drops essential oil (optional. Suggestions are lemon, peppermint, tea tree, lavender or eucalyptus).

Reusable spray bottle.


Mix all ingredients together, shake lightly and it’s ready to use.

Antiseptic Cleanser

This cleanser is great for cold and flu season. Not only does this prepration clean, but the essential oils disinfect and leave a fresh fragrance throughout the home. Makes 2 cups.

Store bought antiseptic cleanser is right around $8.00. This recipe costs less than $1.


1 teaspoon washing soda

1/2 teaspoon liquid soap or detergent

2 cups hot water

1 teaspoon antiseptic essential oil (suggested oils: thyme, sweet orange, lemongrass, rose, clove, eucalyptus, cinnamon, rosemary, birch, lavender or tea tree.)

Reusable spray bottle


Combine ingredients in a spray bottle and gently shake to dissolve ingredients. Ready to use immediately.

Cleaning and Deodorizing Your Cutting Board

Imagine the endless uses of lemons. And we all know there is nothing a lemon can’t handle.

What you need:

Baking soda

Salt (any old kind will do)

Half a lemon (it can already be juiced)


Sprinkle a bit of baking soda and salt onto your cutting board. Using the lemon, scrub around the cutting board, concentrating on stains or especially fragrant areas. Let sit for 5 minutes. Rinse well and air dry.
Clean, deodorized and disinfected!