5 Homemade Cleaners for Spring Cleaning and Scotch Brite {GIVEAWAY}

We’ve got some great Homemade Cleaner Recipes from Melissa Maker from CleanMySpace.ca. You can find Melissa on Twitter and Facebook.


The 4 Key Ingredients you’ll require are:

  • Vinegar – mild disinfectant, grease cutter, de-scaler, glass cleaner
  • Dish Soap – neutral PH – gentle and safe on essentially every surface and a mild soap that can lift off dirt and grime
  • Rubbing alcohol – at least 65% USP in order for it to qualify as a disinfectant, can be mixed with water
  • Hydrogen Peroxide – naturally occurring bleach, used in Oxy powders. Uses oxygen to break bonds between dirt and bacteria and the surface they are on. A great disinfectant, stain remover and natural whitener.

Glass Cleaner

  • 50/50 water and vinegar mix, use to clean windows and mirrors- smells dissipates quickly


  • 50/50 water and rubbing alcohol
  • Use to spray and leave after you’ve cleaned a surface, only use when required i.e. points of contact, cutting boards, bathrooms etc.

All-Purpose Cleaner

  • 1-2 tbsp dish soap per bottle of water
  • Great to use for cleaning kitchen, bathroom surfaces, hallways, most furniture

Tub and Tile Cleaner/Degreaser

  • 1 cup hydrogen peroxide, ½ cup dish liquid
  • Simply spray a on a stain, rub it in and rinse it out
  • Can be used as a pre-treatment for stains
  • Test in an inconscpious area

For those of you that are interested in reading more on Cleaning Tips from Melissa Maker go HERE. We also have a giveaway up where one lucky winner will receive a $25 Scotch Brite Gift Pack, ending May 16, 2012.

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