How to make your own cleaning solutions

You can save money and have fewer chemicals in your house by making your own bathroom cleaners.  Here are some of my favorites:

  • Homemade Tile and grout cleaner

1/2 cup baking soda

1/4 cup hydrogen peroxide

1 teaspoon liquid dish soap

Mix together and use with a soft sponge for cleaning tile and grout

  • All purpose cleaner

1/2 cup vinegar

1 tablespoon Borax

1 tablespoon hydrogen peroxide

2 cups hot water

Juice of one lemon

Sprig of rosemary (optional if you like the smell of rosemary as much as I do!)

Mix all together and stir mixture until all the borax is dissolved.

  • Toilet bowl cleaner

Sprinkle baking soda into the bowl

Then pour undiluted vinegar into the bowl

Let sit for as long as possible (a couple of hours or overnight) then scrub.

Disinfect by spraying hydrogen peroxide around bowl and seat

  • Air Freshener

1/2 cup baking soda

Essential oil 


Mix 10-12 drops of your favorite essential oil with the baking soda and place in a jar in your bathroom.