I’ve been making my own cleaners for years. I have a few tried-and-true recipes I’ve been using for a while, but I wanted to expand my options. I was recently provided with a copy of Simply Clean by Frugally Sustainable for review. I was excited to see what new ideas the ebook could offer me.
Simply Clean has over 30 recipes covering basic recipes, kitchen, bathroom, laundry, floors and walls, and windows and mirrors. The eBook begins a discussion of the benefits of using homemade cleaners and a discussion of the ingredients to have on hand. Then the properties of different herbs are covered. That is followed by a listing of the basic supplies you will need, such as spray bottles. Then we get into the recipes.
I was impressed with the variety of recipes in each section. Instead of just general recipes using the same few ingredients in slightly different proportions, the recipes are widely varied. In the basics section, she covers multi-use cleaners of several types, including germ-killing options. I tried her All-Purpose Cleaner recipe on my kitchen counter and was happy with how it performed. I also tried her recipe to clean stainless steel on my dishwasher and was very happy with the results.
Another recipe in this book I was enthused to find was a way to make my own liquid dish soap for hand-washing. When our current container of soap runs out, we will definitely be trying this recipe. All in all, I believe if you’re interested in reducing your exposure to chemicals and potential toxins, this book will give you a recipe for everything I could think of that you might need, plus a few things I bet you haven’t thought about yet.
The eBook of Simply Clean is $6.95. I believe it is an excellent value as you will likely save that much in your first one or two recipes. If you’re interested in saving money while reducing your exposure to chemicals, I recommend you give this eBook a try. I think you’ll be glad you did.