I finally got around to making a homemade cleaning product this afternoon. This one was really simple and used ingredients I already had in the house, so I figured it would be a good start.
Sundays are typically my “cleaning” day. As I was finishing picking up around the house and was ready to dust the furniture, I realized we barely had any Pledge left. My initial thought was “Damn. Now I have to run to WalMart!”. But then I remembered that I had found a homemade version on Pinterest not too long ago. What better time to give it a try, right?
Here’s the recipe I used:
Homemade Dusting Spray
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 teaspoon lemon juice*
1/4 cup white vinegar
1 cup warm water
*I ended up not having any lemon juice on hand, so I used lemon extract instead. I did not have any problems on our furniture using it, but that may not be the case with yours.
I used a clean spray bottle and a funnel to add the olive oil, lemon juice, vinegar and water. I then gave it a good shake to mix it all together. Voila! All done!
I used the mixture immediately after I made it. I sprayed it generously onto a clean cloth and wiped away at the kitchen table. It gave the table a “polished” look, just like store-bought furniture cleaner. I then moved on to all the other wood furniture. It worked great on everything and I found it did a better job helping get all the doggie hair off!!
*sidenote: I did have to keep shaking up the bottle every now and then to keep everything from separating!
I do miss the scent of the store-bought cleaner (my old one had a hawaiian flower scent), but other wise I found this worked perfectly well! I don’t have any plans on buying Pledge again!
If you have any homemade cleaning products you’d swear by, let me know! I look forward to trying more recipes soon!