If you have never made your own cleaning products, today you are in for a treat: I’m going to share a few of my favorite recipes with you!
We make a lot of our own cleaning products in our home because I like to clean responsibly. One of my favorite cleaning product ingredients just happens to be Washing Soda (it’s a type of baking soda by ARM & HAMMER). Have you seen this before?
Washing Soda has a ton of uses and so many of them revolve around keeping your home clean!
I love that it has so many uses and it’s been around since 1874!!!
- A natural detergent booster and freshener. It increases your detergents cleaning power to get out ground-in dirt and stains and cuts through greasy soils.
- It can be used all around the home and adds extra cleaning and freshening power to various tough household jobs
Plus, it is a natural product that is 100% Fragrance & Phosphate Free. And it helps neutralize and eliminate odors, not cover them up with perfumes.
Here are a few of my favorite DIY recipes involving baking soda , hope you find them useful to your household!
- 1 cup Borax (we recommend this)
- 1 cup washing soda (we recommend this)
- 1 bar Fels-Naptha soap, grated very fine (we recommend this)
Mix all ingredients together and place in an airtight container. Use 1 heaping tablespoon per load of laundry, 2 scoops for an extra dirty load.
I always dissolve the detergent in a bit of warm water before adding it to my washing machine to get it dissolved well because I typically wash our clothes in cold water (unless I’m doing sheets or towels!).
This works great in a top loader and is a low sudsing detergent so it should be fine in an HE washing machine but check your instruction manual before using!
- 1/2 cup washing soda (we recommend this)
- 1/4 cup sodium citrate (we recommend this)
- 1/8 cup baking soda
- 1/8 cup fine sea salt
Mix all ingredients together and place in an airtight glass container. Use one tablespoon per load in your dishwasher.
Carpet Stain Remover
- 1-2 tsp washing soda (we recommend this)
- 1 cup hot water
- 2 drops sulfate-free liquid dish soap (we recommend this)
- 1 tsp vinegar
- 1 cup hot water
To make this, mix the baking soda and 1 cup of hot water in a spray bottle, then add in the liquid dish soap and shake well. Spray onto carpet stain but do not saturate and blot but do not rub. Let solution sit for 10-15 minutes and then extract excess water with a wet/dry vac. Then mix the vinegar and hot water together and spray onto the stain. Blot, spray, extract, and repeat for a few cycles until stain is gone!