Here are a few of our favorites:
1 cup water 25 drops pure essence lavender oil
Pour water into a spray bottle, add lavender oil and shake. Spray onto surfaces—no need to wipe. This spray is good for use on “high-touch” areas like doorknobs and phones when someone in the family is sick.
White vinegar and baking soda
Combine when ready to use--makes a science-project like foam. With this combo you will constantly find new uses for cleaning with them. Here are some: stubborn stains (let sit, then rinse), stainless steel, water fountains, silver, brass, stained glass.
Carpet and upholstery cleaners:
Sprinkle several pounds of cornstarch or baking soda on a nine by twelve carpet or liberally on upholstery, let sit for an hour and vacuum. For freshly soiled spots, use soda water or make a paste with baking soda and vinegar or soda water and scrub dirty area. A water-only steam machine is also an effective method for removing stains and dirt from carpets and upholstery.
Toilet bowl cleaner:
Pour 2 cups of white vinegar in toilet bowl and let stand overnight