I will share with you today a simple Homemade All-Purpose Cleaner – No Vinegar. It only requires 3 ingredients.
You may ask vinegar is an effective cleaning agent, so why this recipe is without vinegar.
When it comes to clean homes, there are two main issues because of which many people don’t want to use vinegar:
1. Vinegar Scent – Many People Find It Quite Strong
I know many people desist cleaning floor with vinegar because of its odour. Though, vinegar isn’t harmful and its odour is fully safe & usually goes away after a few minutes. But in case it bothers you, you won’t enjoy cleaning your home with vinegar.
2. Vinegar Not Safe For Use On All Surfaces
It’s really a matter of concern that many recipes available online make use of vinegar and then claim they can “clean everything”. Actually they can damage marble or granite (just two examples). Although, vinegar is a great natural ingredient, but only because something is natural doesn’t mean it can be sprayed universally on every surface. Basically vinegar has acidic properties, which means it can in fact destroy some fragile surfaces, like granite and marble.
How To Make Homemade Floor Cleaner Without Vinegar
Let me introduce you to another cleaning agent. You are right! It’s none other than Castile Soap. You can make an all-purpose vinegar free cleaner with Castile soap!
Believe me, this simple combination does its job very well!
And it smells neutral & clean. If you are sensitive to the chemical smells of store-bought household cleaners, this homemade cleaner is an ideal option for you!
Moreover, this diy cleaner will not cost you much.
Where & What For You Can Use This All-Purpose Cleaner
(i) In the Kitchen – To clean stove, counter top, hot plate, etc.: You can use it to clean greasy spots, without involving much arm muscles, instead of depending upon toxic store-bought kitchen cleaning products.
(ii) In the Bathroom: Use it to scrub off the residues of toothpaste in the sink or other remnants on the mirror without any heavy duty scrubbing.
(iii) Appliances And Furniture, and Even Floors.
DIY “No Vinegar” All-Purpose House Cleaner Recipe
This all-purpose natural cleaning solution is non-toxic, so safe to use and clean every room of your house.
What you will need for this Multi-Purpose Cleaner
(i) Baking Soda: 2 teaspoon
(ii) Liquid Castile Soap: 1 teaspoon
(iii) Clean Water: About one & a half cup
(iv) Spray Bottle:
How Do You Make All Purpose Cleaner Without Vinegar?
(i) Measure & pour the baking soda into a clean, empty spray bottle.
(ii) Add in one cup of room temperature water (do not use hot water) and replace the lid.
(iii) Shake the bottle vigorously until the baking soda is fully dissolved.
(iv) Open the lid & add the measured liquid Castile soap. Replace the lid and gently swish in circles to mix well.
DO NOT shake the spray bottle after adding the Castile soap because this can form bubbles and the solution won’t mix well until the bubbles pop.
The concoction will be somewhat cloudy at this point, but there’s nothing wrong with it. If there’s enough room in the spray bottle, you can add the remaining 1/2-cup water – otherwise it’s done!
How To Use This Homemade All Purpose – Multi Surface Cleaner:
Spray the cleaner directly on the surface and wipe clean.
Note: Just to be safe, you can test the cleaner on an inconspicuous spot of the surface that you are going to clean.
The cleaner tends to separate over time. If it does so, simply swish gently in circles to re-mix.
Important Note: Sometimes Castile soap can leave white streaks on some surfaces. If this happens, simply wipe off using a damp cloth!