For about 9 months now I have been making my own cleaning products. I've used many different "recipes" for them, and here are a few of my favorite that I have been sticking to lately.
Homemade soft scrub
You will need 3/4 cup baking soda, 1/4 cup castile soap (I use Dr. Bronners lavender), 1 tbsp. vinegar and 1 tbsp. water.
In a bowl combine baking soda, soap and water and stir with fork. Last stir in the vinegar. The mix will bubble a bit, this is normal, just mix with fork until you get a "soft scrub" consistency. Putting the vinegar in last is important, if you put it in before you will not get a paste consistency.
To clean just scoop some out with a sponge or cloth and wash away!
I usually clean my shower, tub and the bathroom sink with this mixture once a week.
Daily, after showering, I have a spray bottle with vinegar and lavender scented oil and I spray that on daily.
This scrub can also be used in the toilet, but I have another that I prefer.
Here it is!
Homemade toilet bowl cleaner
To clean the toilet I use 1/2 cup 20 mule team borax and the juice of 1 lemon. In a bowl mix the borax and lemon juice and pour into toilet before you start the rest of the bathroom. Let it sit for a few minutes then scrub.
I have 2 toilets in the house so this is enough to clean them both, if you have 1 toilet or 3 or more, just change the recipe to work for you :)
Be sure to check out the homemade disinfectant wipes also!
Coming soon: how to make homemade laundry detergent and homemade shout!