Thursday, January 18, 2018

Homemade {Colorful} Cleaner

Lately I had really wanted to have a spray cleaner in every bathroom (before I had been carrying one around to each one but I wanted a little more convenience) so I went looking and found that I did have some extra spray bottles saved. Yeah! I use spray bottles over and over again and have at times rescued empty ones from the trash after cleaning at the church building. I have hardly bought any spray cleaners for years and years.
    Anyway, I quickly put together some white vinegar, rubbing alcohol and water and had them all ready to go. I just lately discovered the nice addition of rubbing alcohol. It helps clean mirrors and windows nicely and also dissolved some sticky stuff. I was working on making labels for them when Aaron came along and wondered if he could "color them". Since I was working on the labels I assumed that is what he was talking about (and I think that was his intent) and I said sure and went off to teach Megan a piano lesson. He didn't finish labeling them but then I looked over and saw that he hadn't just colored the labels - the cleaner was all colored too. Food coloring at work.
  He was pretty tickled about his project and making my natural cleaner not so natural anymore. He thought they looked just like store bought now. Oh my silly boy!
   They seem to still be working fine but I will be a little more careful where I use them for the time being.
   Do you make your own spray cleaner? What do you use?


jg4562 said...

how much of each do you use when making the cleaner?

Abbi said...

So, I don't actually ever measure but I think I use around 1/2 to 3/4 cup white vinegar and 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol in each spray bottle and then fill it up the rest of the way with water and shake it. You can just skip the food coloring. :-)


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