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DIY Kitchen Cleaners

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Ingredients Notes Lab Tested
 Oven Cleaners
Baking soda, water, salt, vegetable oil based liquid soap (Murphy's Oil) Sprinkle water on oven bottom and add baking soda. Let sit over night. Wipe off and apply liquid soap and scrub and rinse. Not Tested (Formulation 37)
2 tablespoons vegetable oil soap (Murphy's Oil) and 2 tablespoons borax in a spray bottle with warm water Spray on oven and leave for 20 minutes and scrub off Not Tested (Formulation 38)
 Refrigerators
Baking soda and water paste For stubborn areas Not Tested (Formulation 5)
Dissolve 2 tablespoons baking soda in 1 quart warm water Exterior and interior - wipe all surfaces Not Tested (Formulation 39)
Microwave
Microwave a bowl of water on high for 5 minutes Steam will loosen stuck on food and you will be able to wipe it clean Not Tested (Formulation 40)
 Pots & Pans
Add baking soda to water during soaking General pots  - while food encrusted pots and pans let soak and then scrub Not Tested (Formulation 41)
Water and vinegar mixture Soak in for 15 minutes or over night and rinse Not Tested (Formulation 42)
Coarse salt and lemon Copper pan cleaner - rub coarse salt into any stains with the cut half of a fresh lemon Not Tested (Formulation 43)
Solution of baking soda and tepid/cool water (1 teaspoon to a quart of water) Glasses, coffee makers and thermos bottles - brush glasses, coffee maker carafe or thermos with the solution on a soft toothbrush Not Tested (Formulation 44)
 Coffee/tee stains
Baking soda paste Rub with paste Not Tested (Formulation 5)
 Spot free dishwater rinse
1 cup vinegar Put in the rinse compartment Not Tested (Formulation 10)
 Garbage Disposal Odors
Ice and used lemon and or orange rinds Grind to eliminate odors and to clean and sharpen blades Not Tested (Formulation 45)
 Floor Cleaners
Pencil eraser removes heel marks  
1 cup vinegar, ΒΌ cup washing soda, 1 tablespoon vegetable oil based soap (Murphy's Oil, castile), 2gallon hot water For greasy no wax floors combine all ingredients and stir to dissolve washing soda. Mop as usual Not Tested (Formulation 46)
Castile soap (small amount) and baking soda/borax with lots of water   Not Tested (Formulation 47)
 Deodorize
Vinegar Put out a small bowl of vinegar any where in the house that needs freshening. It will absorb the odors and leave the house smelling fresh Not Tested (Formulation 10)

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