Recipes

All purpose cleaner

Toilet cleaner

Grout cleaner

Easy microwave cleaner

Carpet deodoriser

All purpose cleaner

Perfect for kitchen bench tops and bathroom surfaces. This all-purpose cleaner will reduce microbe numbers and leave your home smelling lemon-y fresh.

  • Half a cup of white vinegar
  • Half a cup of water
  • Squeeze of lemon juice

Combine all ingredients in a spray bottle. Re-screw the nozzle and shake. Now you are ready to spray and use.

Toilet cleaner

Clean regularly with this green recipe to keep your toilet bowl fresh and white.

  • Quarter of a cup of bi-carb soda
  • One cup of vinegar

Pour bi-carb soda and vinegar into the toilet bowl and leave to soak for a few minutes. Give it a scrub and a flush. Job done. Straight vinegar on a cloth or toilet paper can be used to wipe down the seat, lid and cistern.

Grout cleaner

Grout can get grubby in the cleanest of homes. Use this method to keep toxic chemicals out of the drain and still have a shiny shower.

  • All-purpose cleaner (from above)
  • Grout brush (or old toothbrush)
  • Small bowl
  • Bi-carb soda

First, spray the grout with your All-purpose cleaner. Let the cleaner soak in for five minutes and then scrub away with your grout brush. Rinse with warm water. Place about a tablespoon of bi-carb soda in the small bowl. Add enough water to make a paste. Dip your grout brush into the paste and then scrub away again at the grout. Spray with your All-purpose cleaner as required. The mixture will bubble as the acid in the vinegar mixes with the bi-carb soda (a base) and the reaction will help dislodge the grime from the grout. Rinse again with warm water.

Easy microwave cleaner

Use this technique regularly to keep your microwave free of grime and smelling fresh. 

  • Water
  • Lemon, cut into wedges
  • Microwave safe bowl
  • Reusable cloth

Drop the lemon in your bowl and cover with tap water. Place in the microwave and cook on high for two minutes. Take the bowl out. Wipe down the microwave with a damp reuseable cloth. Any grime and splatter should come off easily.

Carpet deodoriser

 

Bi-carb is great for absorbing odours and can replace your expensive carpet deodoriser.

  • Bi-carb soda
  • Homemade shaker (Jar with a some small holes poked into the lid)

Put bi-carb soda in your homemade shaker jar and sprinkle lightly over your carpets. Leave for a few hours and then vacuum as usual.