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Home & Garden | April 2, 2022

Inflation Busters: Household Cleaners

According to some estimates, the typical American household spends up to $50 every month on cleaning supplies that often contain harmful chemicals. Thankfully, you can create your own household cleaners and save a lot of money with this week’s Greta’s Goodies Inflation Busters.

 

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Wood Floor Cleaner 


Cost to make: $0.20 cents

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons 91% isopropyl alcohol
  • 24 ounces water

Directions: Mix all of your ingredients into a spray bottle from Coastal. Shake it well before every use. Mark your bottle with a sharpie.

 

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Dish Soap 


(without the harmful sodium sulfites)
Cost to Make: $4.21

  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 cup Pure-Castile Soap
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable glycerin
  • 10 drops tea tree essential oil

Directions: Combine all the ingredients into a dish-soap bottle. Shake well before every use. Mark your container with a sharpie

 

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Bathroom Cleaner 


Cost to Make: $4.86

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup 30% industrial-strength vinegar (available at Coastal)
  • 1 cup of your homemade dish soap

Directions: Using Greta’s dish soap recipe, mix 1 cup of dish soap with the other ingredients into a spray bottle. Shake will before every use. Mark your bottle with a sharpie. 


 

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Disinfecting Spray

(antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, antiseptic, and antimicrobial)

Cost to Make: $3.16

  • 12 ounces 91% isopropyl alcohol
  • ½ teaspoon hydrogen peroxide
  • 15 drops lemon essential oil
  • 15 drops lavender essential oil
  • 30 drops tea tree essential oil

Directions: In a 16-ounce spray bottle, mix all of your ingredients. Shake well before every use. Mark your bottle with a sharpie.

 

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Glass Cleaner 


Cost to Make: $0.10 cents

  • 2 cups water
  • 2 drops of your homemade dish soap
  • 1 tablespoon 30% industrial-strength vinegar (available at Coastal)
  • 1 tablespoon 91% isopropyl alcohol

Directions: Mix all of your ingredients into a spray bottle. Shake well before every use. Mark your bottle with a sharpie.



Going Country at Coastal

Your West coast-owned and operated Coastal carries everything you need for your country lifestyle. That includes industrial strength vinegar in the gardening department (which you can use to kill weeds), as well as buckets, sprayers, and more. Stop by and go home with everything the country needs.

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