7 DIY Cleaning Recipes Using Vinegar

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How to Clean Your Home with Vinegar GoodGirlGoneGreen.com #safe #nontoxic #cleaning #vinegarVinegar and water go together like peanut butter and jelly when it comes to cleaning the house.  So I say, why not ditch the nasty chemical and petroleum-based cleaners in your home and make your own eco-friendly products. Take a look at these 7 DIY cleaning recipes using vinegar.

  • There is less packaging waste. You are not buying new bottles over and over again.
  • It is good for your wallet.
  • It is less harmful or actually not harmful at all to humans, animals, and the environment.
  • Homemade natural cleaners always smell better than store bought.

Did you know?

  • White Vinegar: cuts grease, deodorizes, and disinfects
  • Baking Soda: cuts grease, deodorizes, lifts dirt and whitens
  • Essential oils: helps freshen the air and diffuses unwanted odours.
  • Lemon juice: disinfects, and whitens
  • Olive Oil: lifts dirt
  • Castile Soap: cuts grease, and lifts dirt’

I pretty much use vinegar, water and lemon, oh and sometimes essential oils for everything! I am lazy like that. I can’t be bothered to mix all the different ingredients and have a zillions bottles.

Here are a few of my favorite DIY cleaners. Feel free to mix and match and change it up. Do what works for you.

7 DIY Cleaning Recipes Using Vinegar

All-Purpose Cleaner

Add to spray bottle and fill remaining amount with hot water.

Glass and Mirror


All-Purpose Non-Abrasive Scrubber (tubes, titles, sinks)

Mix in a  spray bottle and clean away.

Floor Cleaner

Furniture Polish (test on wood before)

Oven Cleaner

  • 1 cup or more baking soda
  • Filtered water
  • A squirt or two of castile soap

Sprinkle water generously over the bottom of the oven. Cover the bottom of the oven with enough baking soda. Let it sit over night to allow the the grime to loosen. Wipe up. Maybe add a little Castile soap on your rag to wash the remaining residue from the oven. If if doesn’t work well, try adding more baking soda next time.

Stainless Steel Cleaner (removes smudges from stainless appliances)

  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • 1 Tbsp white vinegar
  • Put oil on a cloth and rub on surface to get rid of smudges. Dab white vinegar on the other side of the cloth. Wipe and let dry.

So there it is; versatile, affordable, non-toxic homemade cleaning recipes! These recipes all make me smile knowing the positive impact they have on the environment.

When will you make the switch and add a little more green to your life?

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