25 DIY cleaning recipes for the whole house. So the next time you want to wipe down a mirror, just mix two parts vinegar to 1 tsp Borax, add 3 drops of lemon juice, empty and clean out your old squirt bottle with the last "easy" cleaner, fill it with your stinky concoction, and voila! You can clean up the mess with the comfort of knowing you wasted 10 minutes of your life with DIY Chemistry!
Basic Sink Cleaning: - Sprinkle 1 tablespoon baking soda in a wet sink. - Add 1-2 drops of the lemon oil. Scrub the sink with a damp, not wet, sponge or cloth. Rinse thoroughly. Love the smell of citrus!
Every month or two, give the pipes a good preventative cleaning to keep them clear of grease, oil, and hair clogs. Pour 1/2 cup baking soda down the drain, followed by 1/2 cup white vinegar. The mixture will foam up. Let stand for a few minutes to dissolve fatty acids, then pour boiling water down the drain to wash out any clogs. This really works!
DIY: ALL-PURPOSE CLEANER ~spray bottle ~1 c. white vinegar ~2 T. Dr. Bronner's unscented castile soap ~4-6 drops essential oil (grapefruit and lavender are two of my favorites) ~Fill the rest of the spray bottle with warm water.