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Saturday, July 20, 2013

Window and Glass Cleaner, All-purpose Cleaner, and Laundry Bleach Alternative

Mary Hunt, you've done it again.  I love reading her cleaning recipes from her column in our paper.  You can access her site at:

This is what Mary has to say about homemade cleaning recipes:

Just imagine you could actually make all kinds of household products equal to the window cleaner, chlorine bleach and all-purpose cleaner you're buying now--and make them for pennies, not dollars.  You can if you have the right recipes.

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Window and Glass Cleaner

1/2  cup non-sudsing household ammonia
1/2 cup white vinegar
2 drops blue food coloring (optional)
warm water

Pour ingredients into a gallon-size container that has a tight-fitting lid.   Fill with warm water.  Shake to incorporate.  The food coloring, while not necessary, will alert you that the contents are not water.  Label and keep out or the reach or children  

All Purpose Cleaner

2 cups rubbing alcohol
1 tablespoon Blue Dawn dishwashing soap
1 tablespoon non-sudsing household ammonia
1 tablespoon white vinegar

Mix in a gallon container that has a tight-fitting lid.  Fill container with warm water, and shake to mix.  You can put this in a spray bottle and use as you would any other household  cleaner.  Great for cleaning chrome, countertops and bath fixtures

Laundry Bleach Alternative

12 cups water
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 cup hydrogen peroxide

Mix, label, and store in a container with a tight-fitting lid.  Add 2 cups per load of whited to keep them bright.  

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