How to Make All Purpose Household Cleaner with Grapefruit
Making your own grapefruit household cleaner is safer for you and your pets and better for the environment than buying chemical based cleaners. Many people who switch to homemade cleaners notice that they have fewer respiratory issues, fewer allergy flare ups, and a much easier time keeping their home clean and sweet smelling. There are chemical free cleaners that you can buy but they are usually expensive. Making your own fresh grapefruit household cleaner takes only a few minutes and costs very little.
If you or your family have problems with asthma or seem to get respiratory illnesses a lot the problem may be the chemical based cleaners that you are using. Because they are so close to the ground pets can suffer greatly from inhaling chemical based cleaners. Most pet experts recommend that people with pets clean their floors and baseboards with homemade cleaner or chemical free cleaners to ensure that the pets don't become sick. Fresh grapefruit juice has anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties so it can kill germs just as well as chemical based cleaners but it will leave your house smelling fresh and sweet and it's safe to use around your family and pets. To make a simple all purpose household cleaner all you need is:
A container. Many people use commercially available spray bottles for easy cleaning, but you can make your own cleaning wipes or you can store this household cleaner in a large jug or bucket. Gallon milk jugs are great for storing a lot of household cleaner that can be divided up into smaller spray bottles for use in different rooms. Just don't re-use a container that used to hold chemical based cleaning fluid or you could create some dangerous fumes.
Some vinegar – Vinegar is a great all purpose cleaner that can be used safely on everything from counters to windows to floors. Combining fresh grapefruit or other citrus fruit juice with the vinegar can help mask the acidic vinegar smell.
A scrubbing agent – baking soda is a great alternative to harsh cleansers or bleach. Add a little baking soda to your cleaning solution or use it by itself to scrub sinks, toilets, tubs, and floors. Baking soda is cheap and effective and you should always have at least one box in the house.
To make simple household cleaner combine one part vinegar to four parts hot water, mix in from grapefruit juice and baking soda and let it sit for a few minutes. That's all you need to do to create a safe, effective cleaner for your home.