Cheaper Safer Alternative Cleaning Products

I love making my own products because I know exactly what ingredients are in them.  While cleaning I am breathing the fumes of these products so I want to make sure they are safe for me and more important my family.  I just love these recipes below and they do work.  But always try a sample spot and use at your own risk.  I say that because I wouldn’t put the tough stuff on sensitive areas such as chrome unless I tested it first so just use common sense.

orange scouring powder


Scouring Powder

1 cup baking soda

1/2 cup salt (no iodized)

1/2 cup washing soda

5 – 10 drops Orange essential oil

1 cotton ball

I mixed all dry ingredients together well and added a few drops of orange essential oil slowly not too much or it will start to stick together.  Mix  well.  Place in shaker jar put a cotton ball with a few drops of orange on it in your shaker jar to keep the orange scent.


scouring powder



   Tough Stuff

1 cup of Scouring Powder (see recipe above)

1/2 cup citric acid

1/2 cup Borax

5 – 10 drops orange essential oil

cotton ball

Mix dry ingredients well then add few drops of orange essential oil mix well and place in shaker jar.  Add cotton ball with a few    drops of orange and close lid.



safe products

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