Our Top 4 DIY Cleaning Products

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    Today we’re sharing our favorite homemade cleaning products. Making them yourself out of natural ingredients saves you money and protects Kentucky’s precious waterways.

    Here are our team’s top 4 recipes!

    1. Glass Cleaner

    (Via HGTV)

    1 cup distilled water

    1 cup distilled white vinegar

    1 cup rubbing alcohol

    peppermint essential oil (optional)

    Put it all in a spray bottle, shake and you’re all set.

     

    2. Hydrogen Peroxide Kitchen Cleaner

    (Via HouseLogic)

    Pour this ingredient all by itself into an opaque spray bottle (exposure to light reduces its effectiveness). It’s non-toxic, so it’s a great cleaner for the kitchen. Spray on cutting boards and use to clean your refrigerator. Mix with baking soda to create a scrub and conquer the toughest dishwashing challenges!

     

    3. Vinegar and Vodka Disinfectant

    (Via Real Simple)

    1/2 cup white vinegar

    1/2 cup vodka

    10 drops lemon essential oil

    10 drops lavender essential oil

    1 1/2 cups water

    Mix all of these ingredients to a spray bottle. Don’t be afraid to adjust the essential oils to your preferences.

     

     

    4. Eucalyptus Toilet Bowl Cleaner

    (Via HouseLogic)

    25 drops eucalyptus essential oil

    2 cups filtered water

    1-1/3 cups baking soda

    1/3 cup Castile soap

    Add everything but the Castile soap to a squeeze bottle and shake. Add the soap and shake again. Let it soak in your toilet bowl for 15 minutes, then scrub. Bonus: Eucalyptus is a natural germicide!

     

    We hope you find these recipes helpful and they become staples in your home. We want to know YOUR favorite homemade cleaning recipes – let us know in the comments!

    -Shelley

     

     

     

     

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    Shelley Paterson

    My name is Shelley Paterson. I am a Kentucky girl, born and raised. I answer to many names and fulfill many roles, the most important being Mom for my two kids and Wife to my husband of 20 years. In addition to being a full-time, top-producing Realtor in Lexington and surrounding area since 2009, I have spent over 20 years in the business world, using my background of sales and people skills in marketing, business development and customer service. These experiences have provided me with a very diverse knowledge base that I am ready to put to work for you! My drive, determination, and heart give my clients an advantage that many others do not have. I take deep pride in my work and accomplishments. My philosophy holds to the idea that if someone were to say something about me, my family and friends would be proud to hear it. I am a firm believer in treating others the way I want to be treated, making my work honest and diligent. My ultimate goal is turning your dream into a home or selling that special home to build a new dream! Lets talk!

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