Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Homemade Disinfecting General Purpose Cleaner

I've been testing out various recipes for general purpose cleaners. I really want a good one that I can use everywhere and doesn't smell gross. This one removes grease and makes my stainless shine. It also works well in the bathroom. This recipe doesn't smell like vinegar but has a very light lemon smell. It's a keeper! I use True Lemon because it mixes in easily and is convenient. You can order it by the shaker from the website or buy it by the box at your grocer. I use True Lemon for cooking and in my water. It is inexpensive and has lots of uses! Do not use this on granite or marble because the vinegar can etch the surface. 


4 cups water
6 Tbls. white vinegar
3 tsp. Borax
1/4 tsp. True Lemon lemon powder 

Pour 4 cups of water into a glass measuring cup or other microwavable container. Heat for 3 minutes in your microwave. Add the vinegar, borax and lemon powder. Mix, cool and pour into a spray container. 


Ericka Garcia said...

Hi im trying this products but i could not find the True lemon could i substitute it for Lemi Shine??? just a shot since i have that item already??

Frazzled Mom said...

Hi Ericka. While LemiShine lists their ingredients as lemon oils and acids, I don't know what else it might contain. Since you are using this on a kitchen counter that food may touch directly, I'm not sure I would recommend it. Someone with a lot of time on his hands broke down the chemistry of LemiShine himself http://www.chemistry-blog.com/2012/05/18/whats-in-lemi-shine/#more-7243

To find True Lemon in your area, click here: http://www.truelemon.com/store-locator.html?view=map&Itemid=143 to find a location near you. I purchase mine at HEB and recently started ordering it online in large quantities directly from the company. I use lemon for a lot of things, so it doesn't go to waste.

Ericka Garcia said...

Thank you so much im really excited about doing these DIY products... I will probably have a few more questions as i go along and Thank you in advance for your patience and kindness.. :D


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