Friday, January 9, 2009

Frugal Fun Friday~Part Three

It's that time again! Time for more Frugal Fun Friday homemade cleaner recipes. I know that you are all just so excited, so let's get right to the fun.

Seriously, just ignore me.

The recipe for this cleaner (just like the previous two that I shared with you) came from the cookbook that you see in the picture below.

Today, I am showing you how to make your very own homemade All Purpose Cleaner.
Here is the simple recipe that I followed.

Here is a picture of everything that I used to make this cleaner. And, once again, I did not have a "formal" gallon container for cleaners, so I just used another old tea jug that I had in the kitchen.

The first ingredient that I added was one cup of ammonia.

The second ingredient that I added was 1/2 cup of vinegar.

The third ingredient that I added was 1/2 cup of baking soda. I just measured it and poured it in, like so.

And last, but certainly not least, it was time to add the water. I just filled the rest of the container to the top.

Then I gently shook the container to mix all of the ingredients together. It's always a good idea to make sure the lid is screwed on tight before you start gently shaking the container.

I'm just saying is all.

After everything was all mixed together, it was time to pour the cleaner into the spray bottle. Once again, I used a funnel for this particular maneuver. (Not that I have ever tried doing it without a funnel and made a mess, of course. But I have heard stories.)

As you can see, I clearly labeled my spray bottle with the words "All Purpose Cleaner." That way I won't accidentally use it to re-wet my hair. (Not that that has ever happened to me, of course, but again, I've heard stories.)

They're sure housework won't kill you, but why take the risk? ~Author Unknown


diane said...

A great educational post. We all need to save our pennies at the moment.

Pleasant Drive said...

Great info. I'm actually in need of some all-purpose cleaner right now, so I may just give this a whirl.

Pamela (His maidservant) said...

Honey-you should translate these ingrediens into the spiritual-would make a great devotion or presentation on "cleaning our souls" don't you think?

In His Graces~Pamela said...

Sounds good! I'll have to try it!
love you,
Mom :)

Gina said...

Thanks for the tip! I'll have to give it a try. Have a wonderful weekend! :)

God bless,

janjanmom said...

"They're sure housework won't kill you, but why take the chance."

My new mantra until the end of time.

I sincerely thank you.

Jamie @ Purposeful Pursuit said...

Thanks for the recipe. I'm going to be 'all ears' when it comes to your frugal tips. I'm trying to learn all I can!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

OK...dumb question...

Does it work and where do you use it?

PS: Thinking of you this day in my prayers as we stand together at God's crossroads, immersed in his cleansing flood and searching for the ancient path. Love u.

Liz said...

Fabulous! I needed this last week. :)

Smiling Shelly said...

These are some great frugal tips that your teaching us but I have just one question.....Once I mix it, who's gonna come over and use it for me?? ;)

Just curious.

Much Love!

much2ponder said...

I love it! Not sure what I like more...the money I could save if I actually took the time to do this or the funny words you added into the demonstration. You still crack me up:)

Beverly said...

That sounds like a great recipe! I usually use vinegar and water...but it doesn't always do the job.

(And our house tends to smell like a great big salad bowl!)

Thanks for sharing.

Denise said...

Great product, I'm sure. I will definitely try it.


PS - Love the pic of Ann B. Davis!