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Clean your house, not you bank account!

Written By Amanda on Monday, September 5, 2011 | 9:40 PM

All these recipes are tried and true by me. Can't beat paying pennies for what everyone else pays dollars for! True, they do cost a little up front for the HUGE bottle of ammonia ($1 haha) or to buy spray bottles (some people just refill the "real" bottle once they are out and see they can make it themselves cheaper, but once you have the ingredients, you'll have enough to make it again and again.


  • 1 c Hydrogen Peroxide
  • ¼ c Lemon Juice
  • 2 c Water
Mix in spray bottle.

Little Tidbit: Hydrogen Peroxide. It’s cheap, non-toxic, and easy to find. It's a nearly odorless liquid that is commonly used on open wounds and therefore safe to use around pets and children. Hydrogen peroxide has stronger cleaning capabilities than vinegar and works much like bleach, just without any harmful health or environmental effects. You can also add about half a cup of this mix into laundry water to whiten clothes. The acidic lemon juice helps break down grime and add a fresh citrus scent. Water helps dilute the mixture.



  • 1/8 c White Ammonia ($1 at Walmart for a huge bottle)
  • 1/4 c Rubbing Alcohol
  • 1 drop Laundry Detergent
  • Water - To Fill The Bottle 

This copycat works AMAZING!  No streaks & it even smells like the real thing!


          • 1/8 c Fabric Softener (your homemade one from my previous blog of course!)
  • 2 tbs Baking Soda
  • Hot Tap Water - To Fill the Bottle to the Top

MMMmmm smells so good (like the conditioner I used to make the fabric softener)

Now if only our houses would stay clean!


  1. Yes you are absolutely right…Hydrogen peroxide is one of the non toxic cleaning product which scratch grease, eliminate mildew, spots, odors, some stains and wax upsurge. It is very effective and useful home cleaning product which is use for all cleaning purpose..

    1. I am doing all of your recipes I feel positive they are going to work wonders, thank you for sharing!!

  2. Beware: I made the "Febreeze" and you need to shake it up thoroughly or you will be left with white residue all over everything you spray!

  3. I'm having a problem with the windex. Too watery and left streaks & spots on my window. Since it doesn't say how much water to add, maybe I added too much.

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  5. Recommendation: When using Hyrdogen Peroxide you want to put mixture in a dark storage place or in a dark bottle rather than a clear/partially clear bottle as light causes oxidation and reduction reactions, weakening the cleaning power. For this reason, you will notice that all Hydrogen Peroxide bottles are dark brown or other dark color that does not permit light.

  6. So a little black paint from the dollar store wouldn't hurt :).

  7. Most spray lids fit hydrogen peroxide bottles, so no need to even transfer, plus side they sell hp with spray top @dollar general etc.

  8. Most spray lids fit hydrogen peroxide bottles, so no need to even transfer, plus side they sell hp with spray top @dollar general etc.