Sunday, July 17, 2011

Clean As A Whistle.

PhotobucketYesterday was housework day for me. I freely admit that housework and I do NOT get along very well at all. I'm an outdoorsy type person so washing dishes and sweeping floors just aren't my thing. I powered through the day though and even managed to clean my bathroom. (Wanna talk about scuzzy? *ugh* 2 men/boys in the house can sure make one large mess in a bathroom.)

Another thing I hate about having to clean house is all the different cleaners you have to use. There's one for the kitchen and one for dusting, one for mopping and two or three for the bathroom. All of these cleaners smell horrible and are overloaded with harmful chemicals. I'm allergic to bleach and any kind of cleaner with bleach in it. So that in itself narrows down my choices on commercial cleaners. So in true PnP style I decided "What the heck?" I'll make my own. This recipe is extremely simple to make and can be increased or decreased depending on how much you need of it.

PhotobucketAll Purpose Eucalyptus Cleaner
1 cup White Vinegar
2 cups Hot Water
1/4 teaspoon Dish Detergent
12 drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Spray Bottle

Pour the vinegar into your spray bottle followed by the water. Add the dish detergent and the add your eucalyptus EO. Screw the sprayer on tight and give it a really good shake. That's it. Simple huh?
(The amounts listed in the recipe are for a 32 oz. spray bottle. If you want to increase/decrease the amounts just remember for every 1/2 cup vinegar use 1 cup of water.)

This cleaner can be used for all of your cleaning needs. I used it for dusting, to clean my counter tops and cabinet fronts in my kitchen and I even used it to clean my *scuzzy* bathroom. It worked like a charm on everything, even the shower. (For some reason no one in my family can grasp the concept of wiping down the walls and the faucet when they get done in the shower.) The vinegar acts as a degreaser for all that kitchen scrubbing that needs done and the eucalyptus, besides smelling awesome, has natural antibacterial and antiseptic properties. So everything gets good and clean.

Happy DIYing Everyone!!!


About PnP

I started The Peasant and the Pea as a way to categorize all of the handy little DIY recipes I've come up with and found over the years. V came on board with me and she is just as crazy about making her own stuff as I am. We both firmly believe that everyone can afford to save some money in this day and time, and we hope that by posting these quick little tips, tricks and recipes, that we may just save someone a couple of bucks. We sincerely hope you enjoy our posts and we always love to hear feedback, suggestions or just a comment saying hi. We are always looking for new tips, tricks and recipes as well, so if you have one you want to see posted, shoot us an email. Also, if you have something you'd like to try but would rather someone else be the guinea pig, shoot us an email. We don't mind being test subjects. :)

Thanks for stopping by,
Rey and V

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