Monthly Savings Challenge – March

You really can save a lot of money by making your own cleaning products and they are so simple to make! Once you’ve found your favourites to make you’ll wonder why you ever used those chemical ridden overpriced cleaners in the first place! Here’s some great recipes to try.

Savvy Cleaning Spray

1 1/2 cups White Vinegar

1/2 cup Fairy Dish Washing Liquid

1 tsp. Laundry Powder

This cleaning spray cuts through grease and grime quickly and will clean just about anything. You can use it to clean your sink, benchtops and even the shower! Adding the laundry powder helps cut through the grease but it also helps it smell nice.


Window Cleaner

30ml Cloudy Ammonia

120ml Methylated Spirits or Isocol (Isopropyl Alcohol)

1 drop of Fairy Dish Washing Liquid

Fill remainder of the bottle with water

This is a great, streak free, window and mirror cleaner. You can also add a few drops of food colouring to help distinguish it from your other cleaners. This is your new Windex! Don’t forget to use really clean rags when cleaning glass or you might not get the results you’re looking for.


Fabric and Air Freshener

30ml Scented Fabric Softener

2 Tbs Bicarbonate of Soda

Fill remainder of the bottle with water

This is a lovely air freshener and also a lovely fabric spray. Try spraying it over your bed, curtains and upholstery for a fresh scent. Always shake well before each use. The bicarbonate of soda helps eliminate odours while the fabric softener is your own choice of scent.

I buy fabric softener in the concentrated form, much cheaper.


Bleach Cleaner

60ml Bleach

1 tsp Laundry Powder

Fill remainder of the bottle with water

A good general bleach product for all surfaces you’d normally use bleach on.


The Ultimate Multi Purpose Cleaner

150ml Methylated Spirits or Isocol (Isopropyl Alcohol)

100ml White Vinegar

1 tsp Laundry Powder

1 tsp Cloudy Ammonia

2 drops Essential Oil

Fill remainder of the bottle with water

This really is the only multi purpose cleaner you’ll use again once you try it. It cleans easily and leaves a beautiful shine. You can also add essential oils like tea tree and lavender to make it smell fresh and clean.

WARNING: Never MIX ammonia and bleach! The fumes can be extremely hazardous to your health!


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