These natural cleaners are better for the environment, your health, and better for your budget than most commercial cleaners. Reuse (thoroughly cleaned out) spray bottles, squirt bottles, etc. for these mixtures and label accordingly. To these formulas you can add magical herbs of your choosing, combing housework with spellwork. Always make sure you’re not allergic to the ingredients you are using and check for colorfastness.
Liquid Soap / Dish Soap: Grate a bar of pure castile (olive oil) soap into a saucepan. Cover with water and simmer over low heat until melted.
Disinfectant Spray Cleaner: Combine: 1 tsp. borax laundry booster, 2 tablespoons vinegar, ¼ teaspoon liquid soap, and 2 cups hot water.
Scouring Powder: Use baking soda or borax alone or combine with ground dried flower petals.
Glass Cleaner: Combine ½ teaspoon liquid soap, 3 tablespoons vinegar, and 2 cups water.
Furniture Cleaner: Combine ½ teaspoon olive oil and ¼ cup vinegar or lemon juice. Dip a soft rag in the solution to dust. Use all at once, or store, sealed, in the refrigerator.
Carpet and Upholstery Cleaner: Whip together in a bowl with a whisk: ¼ cup liquid soap and 3 tablespoons water. Sponge foam into carpet and/or upholstery then rinse.
Carpet Deodorizing Powder: Use baking soda alone or combine with ground dried flower petals or dried aromatic herbs. Sprinkle on carpet. Wait ½ hour, and then vacuum. Empty Parmesan cheese containers are especially good for storing this.)
Floor Sweep: Mix cornmeal with powdered herbs and sprinkle on floors. Let set desired amount of time, then sweep up.
Floor Wash: Combine 1/8 cup liquid soap, ½ cup vinegar, and 2 gallons of water.
Toilet Bowl Cleaner: Pour 1 cup of baking soda and 1 cup of vinegar into the toilet and let set overnight. Brush & flush in the morning.