Thursday, February 13, 2014

Home Recipes for Gluten Free Household Cleaners

Non-toxic, gluten free household cleaners are difficult to find. To say the least it can be time consuming and daunting to find any in your store shelves. Making your own can save you money, time and is the healthier way to clean your house.

Basic ingredients for any general cleaning include:
- White vinegar
- Baking soda
- Cleure Face & Body Wash
- Rubbing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide

With a few variations, you can use these to clean your bathtub, floor cleaner, microwave, windows, or other surfaces.  By adding either rubbing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide, you can have an anti-microbial mixture.

Dish Soap
Fill a 8 oz plastic or glass bottle that has a dispensing cap or regular cap with the following:

Option 1 recipe:
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons hydrogen peroxide
  • 1-2 tablespoons, Cleure Face & Body Wash) 
  • 1 TBS Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda (in your laundry detergent grocery shelves)
Mix all ingredients.  Pour in squeeze bottle, and fill with hot water.
Keep by the sink, and use as needed.

Option 2 recipe:
  • 1 - 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 bar Cleure Glycerin Face & Body Bar (any of the 4 varieties), grated or shred in food processor
  • 2 TBS Cleure Face & Body Wash 
  • 1 TBS white vinegar
  • 1 TBS Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda (used as thickener)
Mix all ingredients with boiling water to dissolve soap. Once it's cooled, place in reusable squeeze bottle.

General Household Cleaning
For counter tops, floors, sinks and tub or shower use a spray bottle and fill with the following:
  • 1 cup vinegar
  • 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide
  • 1 TBS baking soda
  • 3 tablespoons Cleure Face & Body Wash
Mix and pour in 16 oz. squeeze or spray bottle. Fill bottle with hot water. Re-use as needed.

Fruit and Vegetable Cleaning Solution
Wash fruits and vegetables separately. Place fruits and/or vegetables in salad cleaner spinner. Add 1 cup white vinegar and fill the rest with water. Soak for approximately 10 - 15 minutes. Rinse well and spin to dry.

Spot Carpet Cleaning
Soak the spots that have been set in for some time, with a mixture of the following for approximately 10-15 minutes.  Test a small area first:
  • 1 cup vinegar
  • 1/4 cup hydrogen peroxide
  • 2 TBS baking soda
  • 2 TBS Cleure Face & Body Wash
  • For extra hard to clean stains, add 1 TBS OxyClean
Mix all ingredients. Pour in container and add hot water to fill.  Use clean brush to work into the carpet. Repeat until spot is removed.  Allow to dry, and vacuum area.  For new spots, no soaking is needed.   For portable or steam carpet cleaners, mix equal amounts of vinegar and water, clean according to manufacturer's instructions.

Laundry Detergent
This recipe is easy to make and you can use Cleure Glycerin Vanilla or Gardenia, to make your cloths smell fresh.  This recipe should be good for quite a few loads.  Keep it in a large glass jar with a measuring scooper in it, ready for your laundry time.  All the ingredients are available at your local grocery store.  Cleure Glycerine Face & Body Bar is sold through cleure.com.  If you want to experiment with the recipe to see if it really works for you, decrease the portions.
  • 1 cup of Borax
  • 1 cup Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda
  • 1/4 cup OxyClean
  • 1 Bars of Cleure Face & Body Bar (Unscented, or Vanilla or Gardenia)
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 2 TBS hydrogen peroxide
1.  Grate Cleure Glycerine Face & Body Bar with cheese grater or in food processor.
2.  Mix all ingredients in large bowel.  
3.  Add boiling water to dissolve soap.
4.  Use 1/4 cup per laundry load.

Window Cleaner
  • 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1 TBS cornstarch
  • 2 cups warm water
Combine all ingredients in a 16 oz spray bottle and shake well.  Before each use, shake well.













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