Home Cleaners

Plastic Free Dishwasher Detergent:

1 cup – Borax
1 cup – Baking Soda
1/2 cup – Salt (any old salt will do, we used sea salt!)
Vinegar
-Mix dry ingredients together and store in a mason jar

-add 1tbs or so of the mixture into the soap carmpartment

-add 1tbs vinegar in the space where you would put a rinse agent.

Plastic Free Laundry Soap

1 bar – Soap (online you will find recommendations for different types of soap, Fels Naptha and Zote being two of them. We didn’t look really hard, but we couldn’t find either. We just used a plain, inexpensive plastic-wrapper free soap. The internet also says avoid soaps with moisturizers – we followed that advice)
1 cup – Borax
1 cup – Washing Soda (again, the internet says you should be able to find this in the cleaning aisle in the grocery store, we looked in a couple of places and didn’t see it, we used baking soda – it seems to work great!)

Plastic Free Toiler Cleaner

Did you know…Toilet cleaners are among the most hazardous products found in the home?
They can contain chlorine and hydrochloric acid. Harmful to health simply by breathing during use. Fumes can even escape a closed container.

Try this alternative:
2 cups distilled white vinegar

few drops of essential oil of your choice

spray bottle (or mason jar if going plastic free)

Mix ingredients together and spritz (or wipe) toilet bowl as needed.

Use toilet bowl brush to swish around inside the bowl.

for grimy toilets add baking soda, not too much or you’ll get a volcano in your bathroom.

Tell us how it worked for you…

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3 responses

  1. Pingback: Sarah’s Homemade Toilet Cleaner! | Life Plastic Free

    • Hey! We don’t have a dishwasher anymore but when we did we used vinegar in the “rinse” section. We found that to be helpful. We have not used it in a long time however. If you try the vinegar let us know if that helps. Thank you for the feedback.

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