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HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN GLUTEN-FREE, NON-TOXIC HOUSEHOLD CLEANERS


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In the midst of illness outbreaks, grocery stores are ravaged for antibacterial hand soaps, sanitizers, and household cleaners leaving shelves empty, and your kitchen counters, dishes, bathroom, and other household surfaces crawling with dirt and bacteria. Even if the shelves were still fully stocked, non-toxic, and (if you so need) gluten free household cleaners are difficult to find regardless.Needless to say it can be time consuming and daunting to find any at all on your store shelves. Luckily if you have a little time and a penchant for DIY projects, making your own can save you money, time, and stress and is overall the healthier way to clean your house.


Basic ingredients for any general cleaning include:

With a few variations, you can use these to clean your bathtub, floor cleaner, microwave, windows, or other surfaces. By adding either rubbing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide, you can have an anti-microbial mixture that’ll keep germs and sickness away.

Dish Soap

Option 1 recipe:

  • 1/4 cup white vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons hydrogen peroxide

  • 1-2 tablespoons, Cleure Face & Body Wash

  • 1 TBS Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda (in your laundry detergent grocery shelves)

Mix all ingredients. Pour in squeeze bottle, and fill with hot water.

Keep by the sink, and use as needed.

Option 2 recipe:

  • 1 - 1/2 cup boiling water

  • 1/2 bar Cleure Glycerin Face & Body Bar, grated or shred in food processor

  • 2 TBS Cleure Face & Body Wash

  • 1 TBS white vinegar

  • 1 TBS Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda (used as thickener)

Mix all ingredients with boiling water to dissolve soap. Once it's cooled, place in reusable squeeze bottle.


General Household Cleaning

For counter tops, floors, sinks and tub or shower use a spray bottle and fill with the following:

  • 1 cup vinegar

  • 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide

  • 1 TBS baking soda

  • 3 tablespoons Cleure Face & Body Wash

Mix and pour in 16 oz. squeeze or spray bottle. Fill bottle with hot water. Re-use as needed.

Fruit and Vegetable Cleaning Solution

Wash fruits and vegetables separately. Place fruits and/or vegetables in salad cleaner spinner. Add 1 cup white vinegar and fill the rest with water. Soak for approximately 10 - 15 minutes. Rinse well and spin to dry.

Spot Carpet Cleaning

Soak the spots that have been set in for some time with a mixture of the following for approximately 10-15 minutes. Test a small area first:

  • 1 cup vinegar

  • 1/4 cup hydrogen peroxide

  • 2 TBS baking soda

  • 2 TBS Cleure Face & Body Wash

  • For extra hard to clean stains, add 1 TBS OxyClean

Mix all ingredients. Pour in container and add hot water to fill. Use clean brush to work into the carpet. Repeat until spot is removed. Allow to dry, and vacuum area. For new spots, no soaking is needed. For portable or steam carpet cleaners, mix equal amounts of vinegar and water, clean according to manufacturer's instructions.

Laundry Detergent

This recipe is easy to make and should be good for quite a few loads. Keep it in a large glass jar with a measuring scoop in it, ready for you at laundry time. All the ingredients are available at your local grocery store, and Cleure Glycerine Face & Body Bar is sold through cleure.com. If you want to experiment with the recipe to see if it really works for you, decrease the portions.

  • 1 cup of Borax

  • 1 cup Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda

  • 1/4 cup OxyClean

  • 1 Bar of Cleure Face & Body Bar

  • 1 cup baking soda

  • 2 TBS hydrogen peroxide

Grate Cleure Glycerine Face & Body Bar with cheese grater or in food processor. Mix all ingredients in large bowl. Add boiling water to dissolve soap. Use 1/4 cup per laundry load.


Window Cleaner
  • 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol

  • 1/4 cup white vinegar

  • 1 TBS cornstarch

  • 2 cups warm water

  • Combine all ingredients in a 16 oz spray bottle and shake well. Before each use, shake well.


Hand Sanitizer

Simply pour rubbing alcohol into a spray bottle. Optional: Mix with hydrogen peroxide. Spritz on front and back of hands.


Disinfecting your household regularly is important for your health, and putting the care into crafting your own non-toxic cleaning supplies will keep you safe from germs and sickness, and safe from chemicals.