Natural Cleaning Recipes From Household Ingredients ~ Victoria Carpet Care


These cleaners are easy to make from common household ingredients:

All-Purpose Cleaner  ~ Option 1

Mix 2 tbsp-tablespoons pure soap with 1 liter warm water. Add 1/4 cup lemon juice to help cut grease.

All-Purpose Cleaner  ~ Option 2

Mix 1/4 cup baking soda with 4 cups warm water. Add 1/4 cup lemon juice to help cut grease.

Glass Cleaner

Mix 1/4 cup vinegar or 1 tbsp-tablespoon lemon juice with 4 cups warm water.

Mold Remover/Deodorizer

Mix 1 cup water with 2 tsp-teaspoons tee tree oil.

It helps remove mold from surfaces and can be used on walls, ceilings, basements and to deodorize toilets.

Air Freshener-Lavender Mist

Add 30 drops of lavender essential oil to a 150 ml glass mister bottle filled with warm water. Shake well before spraying. Enjoy the aromatherapy. (Caution:  Avoid  essential oils if you are sensitive to scents)

Natural Cleaning Ingredients Explained:

  • Baking Soda – cuts grease, deodorizes, lifts dirt and whitens  and is a good scouring powder.
  • White Vinegar- cuts grease, effective as a  mild disinfectant and deodorizes
  • Lemon Juice – disinfects and whitens.
  • Borax – bleaches, deodorizes, and is a mild disinfectant.
  • Pure Soap (Castile Soap) – is a general purpose cleaner that biodegrades completely.
  • Washing Soda – cuts grease, softens water and whitens.
  • Lavender and Tee Tree Essential oils - natural antiseptics against bacteria, viruses, and fungi
  • Lemon Juice - disinfects and whitens
  • Salt - Fights mould and mildew
  • Olive Oil - Lifts dirt