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How to Make your own Cleaning Supplies

Nidhi Nangia
By Nidhi Nangia. Updated: January 16, 2017
How to Make your own Cleaning Supplies

If you have recently run out of your household cleaning supplies, then you don’t need to rush to the nearby store immediately. These cleaning supplies that you can make at your home within minutes are much cheaper than store-bought products, and are environment friendly too. Here at, we are going to give you some ideas on how to make your own cleaning supplies.

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  1. To clean glass
  2. To clean rust
  3. To clean grease
  4. To remove odor
  5. To remove stains from clothes
  6. To clean marble surfaces

To clean glass

The first of the cleaning supplies we invite you to make is a glass cleaner. To make it you will need 2 cups of water, ½ cup of cider or white vinegar, ¼ cup of rubbing alcohol and 1-2 drops of orange essential oil for smell. Combine all the ingredients together and pour them in a spray bottle. Spray this cleaner on a soft cloth or paper towel and then rub the glass with it.

How to Make your own Cleaning Supplies - To clean glass

To clean rust

This cleaning product will be highly helpful in cleaning rust stains from porcelain and enamel tubs and sinks. To make this cleaner, you will need half a lemon and ½ cup of borax that you would easily find in the detergent aisle of your local store. Dip a half cut lemon in the borax and rub the surface with it. Remember, this cleaner is not appropriate for cleaning granite or marble.

For more tips, take a look at our article on how to remove rust easily at home.

To clean grease

This cleaning supply is specifically designed to clean oven grills and hoods. You will need ½ cup of sudsy ammonia and one gallon of water. Sudsy ammonia has detergent which helps in removing very hard grime deposits. Dip a cloth in this solution and wipe the surface with it. After that, rinse the area with water and let it dry. For more information, take a look at our article on How To Use Ammonia To Clean.

How to Make your own Cleaning Supplies - To clean grease

To remove odor

This cleaning supply is great for cleaning and deodorizing appliances, refrigerator and kitchen counters. You can make this cleaner by mixing 1 quart of warm water in 4 tbsp of baking soda. Pour the solution on a clean sponge or cloth, and wipe the surface with it. This solution will remove not only dirt and deposits from the surfaces, but it will get rid of any unpleasant odors too.

To remove stains from clothes

This one is an ideal cleaning supply to remove bad stains from garments. Things needed include 1 gallon of hot water, 1 cup of powdered dish-washer detergent and 1 cup of regular liquid chlorine bleach not in concentrate or ultra form. Pour the ingredients in a plastic, enamel or stainless steel bowl and mix well. Do not use an aluminum vessel for making this cleaning supply. Soak your clothes in this solution for 15-20 minutes, and then wash as usual, whether by hand or in machine.

How to Make your own Cleaning Supplies - To remove stains from clothes

To clean marble surfaces

To clean a natural stone countertop or any other marble surface, mix 2 drops of dish-washing liquid in 2 cups of warm water, and sponge over it. Once you are done, rinse completely to make sure that no soap reside is left behind on the surface. Wipe with a cloth without allowing the marble to dry on its own. Acidic products like lemon, vinegar and any other acidic should not be used on granite or marble surfaces, as they eat into the stones and cause damage.

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