Clean room to room with these homemade cleaners from Mary Janes Farm Magazine.

By Sara Novak

Columbia, SC, USA | Sat Aug 29 15:30:00 GMT 2009

I recently vowed that I would not buy any cleaning products, even if they were the eco-friendly variety. Instead, I would make my own products with items from around the house. Then I realized that I wasn’t really sure how to make my own products beyond your obvious vinegar, baking soda type cleaners. Coincidently, I was reading Mary Janes Farm and I found the answers that I had been looking for all along.

Check out these amazing homemade cleaning supplies for every room in the house:

1. Powdered Laundry Soap

1 bar Castile soap, grated

2 cups Borax

2 cups washing soda

1 cup baking soda

Combine all of the ingredients and store in a covered jar. Use ¼ cup per load.

2. Lavender Laundry Softener

1 cup dried lavender buds

1 quart white vinegar

2-4 drops lavender essential oil

Combine the mixture and let it sit for a week.

3. All-purpose cleaner

1 tbsp white vinegar

1 tbsp lemon juice

1 tbsp Castile soap

1 tbsp Borax

Combine all the ingredients and add to a spray bottle.

4. Tub Scrub

1 cup baking soda

¼ cup salt

10 drops citrus essential oil

5 drops tea tree essential oil

Combine all the ingredients and store in an airtight tub.

5. Carpet Deodorizer

1 cup Borax

1 cup baking soda

10 drops essential oils

Combine and store in an airtight tub.

6. Oven Cleaner

1 small box baking soda

1 cup liquid Castile Soap

Combine ingredients and mix until smooth. Apply to a cloth and wipe clean.

7. Dusting Spray

1 cup distilled water

3 drops essential oils

Combine in a spray bottle and use with a cotton cloth.

8. Citrus Degreaser

½ cup lemon juice

¼ cup baking soda

5 to 10 drops citrus essential oils

Combine to make a paste and use a damp cloth to wipe off.

Via: Mary Janes Farm