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Today, I’m joined by Ashley from Forgetful Momma. She has graciously agreed to share three of her favorite green cleaning products with us today.  Ashley is a green momma who uses cloth diapers and makes all of her family’s laundry detergent and cleaning products.  Welcome, Ashley!

Hello to Bonnie’s readers here at The Not So Modern Housewife! I am Ashley from Forgetful Momma, previously known as Bottles, Diapers… Babies. I am stopping by today to share my favorite recipes for green cleaning products. I have three that I use in my house on a daily or weekly basis.

3 Easy DIY Green Cleaning Products for the Home

My first favorite is the first homemade cleaner that I made and am still using everyday: All Purpose Cleaner.

3 Easy DIY Green Cleaning Products for the Home - All Purpose Cleaner

All Purpose Cleaner

We are currently on a boil water advisory, so my water is fresh from the pot. You don’t have to use boiling water, but if you do, make sure to let it cool before pouring it into your spray bottle. I have made that mistake before.

2 c hot Water
1 Tbsp Borax
1 tsp Washing Soda
2 Tbsp Lemon Juice
1 Tbsp White Vinegar

I start by putting the borax and washing soda in the bottom of a measuring cup, adding the hot water to dissolve them. Then add lemon juice and vinegar. When cool, add to a spray bottle.

My second favorite cleaner is for the bathroom. This is also so simple.

3 Easy DIY Green Cleaning Products for the Home - Bathroom Cleaner

Bathroom Cleaner

1/4 c Dawn
1/2 c Hot White Vinegar

I heat my vinegar in the microwave; two birds, one stone – the vinegar will loosen any stuck on mess in the microwave, making it easier to wipe clean.

Simply add the Dawn to the hot vinegar.

Pour into your desired container.

Usually, I use a fill-able dish wand. It makes scrubbing the shower and tub so easy. However, I haven’t gotten one yet since the move, so spray bottle it is. It works just as great. I use it all over my bathroom. It was perfect for moving into a new house and giving the bathroom a good scrubbing.

My third favorite homemade cleaner, and probably most used, is my laundry detergent. I have tried so many different types, both store bought and homemade. I find this one super easy, quick and the current scent is amazing.

3 Easy DIY Green Cleaning Products for the Home - Laundry Detergent

Laundry Detergent

1/3 c. Borax
1/3 c. Washing Soda
1/4 c. Dawn – any scent
8 c. Water

I always add my borax and washing soda to an empty container, then add 4 cups of very hot water to dissolve them.

Then I add 4 more cups of water, add the Dawn, and give it a good shake – over a sink.

I use 1/2 cup for a regular sized load of laundry. I’ve used it in both top loading and front loading without any issues.

I hope you’ll like these homemade cleaners as much as I do. I’d love for you to stop over and check out Forgetful Momma for recipes, fun activities, more homemade cleaner recipes and more! You can also find me on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest

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