Multipurpose cleaners

You can buy different spray cleaning products for almost every room in your home, but a good multi-purpose cleaner can replace them all. This classic combination is ideal for the kitchen, bathroom, toilet and more!

Option one
½ tsp. baking soda
A few drops of dishwashing liquid (opt for a scented variety if you prefer)
2 cups hot tap water
Mix the above into a spray bottle and combine well. Apply as required to shift grease and grime, using a microfiber cloth to remove the residue. You can also opt for a plain liquid soap and add a few drops of an essential oil for scent.
 
Option two
1 cup water
¼ cup white vinegar
3 drops of dishwashing liquid
Mix the above into a spray bottle and combine well. Apply as required to shift grease and grime, using a microfiber cloth to remove the residue. You can also opt for a plain liquid soap and add a few drops of an essential oil for scent.
Bonus recipe – Washing Soda
Washing soda, otherwise known as soda ash or sodium carbonate has pH stabilising properties; it’s used in pools for this purpose. It’s also a key ingredient in homemade laundry detergent. You can buy washing soda at the supermarket, or make your own from baking soda using this simple two-step process.
Homemade Washing Soda
1. Fill a wide baking tray with baking soda.
2. Heat in the oven at 200 degrees Celsius until it becomes grainy, like washing powder.
 
If you buy baking soda in bulk, making your own washing soda can be much more economical than buying it. It generally sells for three times the price of baking soda!
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