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Ditch the harsh chemicals and clean your home using a few common kitchen ingredients.

Oven Cleaner


  • 1/2 cup baking soda

  • 4 tablespoons water

  • Small spray bottle with white vinegar


  1. Mix baking soda and water in a bowl until it forms a paste.

  2. Use a sponge to coat the inside of your oven with the paste. Let it sit for at least 1 hour.

  3. Spray the paste with the white vinegar, then wipe dry with a clean cloth.

Lemon All-Purpose Cleaner


  • Peels from 5 lemons

  • 1/2 cup vodka

  • 1/2 cup white vinegar

  • 1 cup filtered water

  • Large Mason jar


  1. Add lemon peels to a large Mason jar. Pour in water, white vinegar and vodka. Seal with a lid and let sit for about 5 days.

  2. Transfer mixture to a spray bottle. Spray on any surface except marble and wipe clean.

Simplified All-Purpose Cleaner


  • 2 parts water

  • 1 part white vinegar

  • Medium sized spray bottle


  1. Add all ingredients to a medium-sized spray bottle.

  2. Spray on any surface and wipe clean.

Custom Poo-pourri


  • Filtered water

  • Vodka

  • Lemon essential oil

  • Orange essential oil

  • Rose essential oil

  • Small travel-sized spray bottle


  1. Add all ingredients to a small spray bottle.

  2. Use as bathroom air freshener.





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- Instead of buying home cleaners, why not make your own? They're super easy to make, less expensive, and less harmful for you. That way you could go off and be dirty whenever and wherever you want. Let's get started. This first one is my all-time favorite oven cleaner, and it just consists of baking soda and water turned into a paste. So grab a couple spoonfuls, depending on how dirty your oven is. I get pretty lazy, so a little bit more for extra measure. And then a little bit of water. Just mix a little at a time. There we go. Then all you have to do is take a sponge, wipe the paste all over your oven, let it sit for at least an hour, and then we're gonna spray it down with some vinegar. The second cleaner is a lemon all-purpose spray. And all you need to do is fill up a Mason jar with the peels of five lemons. Smells nice and clean already. Then to this jar add some water, white vinegar, and my favorite, vodka. Just seal her up and let it sit for about five days. Looka here, I've got some that's been sitting for five days. Then all you have to do is transfer the mixture to a spray bottle. It's best if you use a funnel. And there you have it, your very own all-purpose lemon cleaner. This works great on all dirty kitchen surfaces except marble. So damn clean. Let's say you don't have five days to wait for a lemon cleaner. You could do the simplified version of just vinegar and water. Take a spray bottle and a funnel. I like to do one part vinegar to two parts water. And that's it. Just give it a good little shake. And unlike the lemon cleaner, you could spray this literally anywhere, on your office desk, on walls, on your friends. It's a one-hit wonder. So clean. This last one is my all-time favorite. It's the custom poo-pourri. The great thing about this is that you can use any essential oils you'd like. Now, the base of this is just some water, some vodka, and now for your choice of essential oils. I like a little bit of orange, some lemon. Citrus is always good for the dumps. And rosewater. A little bit goes a long way. Just give everything a good mix. And the science behind this is simple. When you feel the urge to take a dump, take your spray, give a good spritz around the toilet bowl so that it makes a nice film of essential oil goodness. And when you take a dump, the little particles will come together and close the gap, that way your dumps and all its glorious smells will stay contained in the bowl. And there you have it, DIY home cleaners. Now, go out there, get your bottles and sponges, and make your mama proud. Squeaky, squeaky. Using rose-scented poo-pourri really does make my shit smell like roses. Like a full bouquet.

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