It can really be frustrating when you are doing the laundry and then you didn’t notice that you’re about to run out of laundry detergent or when your washing the dishes but you’ve managed to use up the dishwashing liquid. Worry not, because there are actually good natural alternatives for this sort of problem! In this article, here are five alternative cleaning ingredients that you probably haven’t tried.

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White Vinegar Solution

White Distilled Vinegar is the most common cleaning alternative since it’s also a common ingredient in every household. It is also considered as one of the most popular stain remover and because of that it is commonly used for carpet cleaning in Geelong. The vinegar’s acidity makes it a great cleaning agent since it’s highly potent in killing bacteria.

Baking Soda Paste

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If your cleaning the whole bathroom, baking soda is the best effective alternative to scrub off those mirror stains and those gunk between the tiles. Water mixed with baking soda until it makes a paste is an effective cleaning agent in scraping off those dirty molds in the shower mirror and bathtub. They are also great toilet cleaners since baking soda removes any bad odor and lingering smell. For thorough cleaning and fighting those stubborn stains, have a mixture of both baking soda and vinegar. It is most effective for those hard rust-like stains in the corners of your bathroom.

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Love oranges? You’ll love them even more with this easy cleaning method. But try not to throw away those orange peels just yet because they can be of good use for you in the future. Make use of those orange peels and soaked them in jar full of vinegar. Let it sit for at least two weeks. After that whole two weeks, strain and transfer the liquid into another container filled with water. That will be your cleaning liquid that will last you at least a month.

Lemon Peels with Lavender

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Thanks to the lavender oil, this is actually a favorite multi-purpose cleaner because of its fragrance. As per usual, you start with the vinegar as your liquid base. It somewhat similar with the orange peels combination but instead of oranges you will use lemon peels for this cleaning recipe. The process of making this is the same with the oranges. Add lemons in the vinegar base and store for two weeks. So when you’ve managed to strain the lemon vinegar and store it into another container, add at least a few drops of lavender essential oil to the liquid mixture. Then transfer the mixture into a spray bottle.

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Cornstarch and Alcohol Window Cleaner

This cleaning solution is budget-friendly and very easy to make. Other than that, it’s also a very effective window cleaner! All you need for this cleaning recipe is ¼ cup of rubbing alcohol, ¼ cup of cornstarch, ¼ cup white distilled vinegar and 2 cups of water. Combine all those ingredients together in one container (preferably a spray bottle) and shake well until thoroughly mixed. This is great for cleaning that stainless steel equipment and mirrors.


Hey there, I’m Tiffany! I’m a work-at-home mom of two rambunctious children (Jasmine, 9 + Sean II, 5) and recently widowed at just 35 years old. I've remarried and currently live right outside of Baton Rouge in Denham Springs, Louisiana with two adoring cats and a dog. Let's connect on Twitter @fabulousmomblog.

1 Comment

  1. I’m so thankful I came across this article, and comment! I am trying to pay attention to all the products that I use everyday make sure that they are not harming my health. Thank you for sharing these great ideas!

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