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Natural Homemade Cleaning Products by Hopineo

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Cleaning products are not always good and for health, and for environment. Here are some receipe to make your own natural cleaning products and even a trick so that it doesn't smell vinegar all over the place, for a more responsible, sustainable tourism. This will also make you save a lot of money !

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Natural Homemade Cleaning Products by Hopineo

  1. 1. [Natural Cleaning Products] Cleaning products are often expensive and sometimes harmful for environment. You will find in this document everything you need to make your own cleaning products for the whole house, with natural and healthy ingredients.
  2. 2. White Vinegar Excellent degreaser, streak-free cleaning agent, mild disinfectant, deodorizer, descaler. Baking Soda Natural mild abrasive, deodorizer, perfect additive to any cleaning solution to scrub out touch grease, soap scum and scuff marks. Black soap (or Castile soap) Natural soap made from plants oil. It is a true soap, not a chemical detergent. It is sensitive on skin and eco-friendly. Rubbing alcohol (or Isopropyl alcohol) Disinfectant, clean and sanitize surfaces. Excellent for mirrors, windows, chrome fixtures. [The essentials 1/2]
  3. 3. Essential oils Very useful for a great smell, and for their own properties (lavender to relax, lemon to keep away aunts,…) Microfiber Amazing ability to pick up and trap dirt, superior absorbency and scrubbing power. Can be use only with water. [The essentials 2/2]
  4. 4. All-purpose cleaner  1 tablespoon of Castile soap per bottle of water Simply pour it in a labialized bottle. Use for floor and any surfaces. Degreaser  2 tablespoon of baking soda  2 teaspoons of Castile soap  20 drops of lemon essential oil Put all the ingredients in a spray bottle and add water to the top. Shake it. Use it. [Everyday use products] Air Fresher  1 tablespoon of baking soda  500mL of distilled water  10 drops of Eos Mix baking soda and EO. Put it in a spray bottle and top-off with the distilled water. Disinfectant  500mL of water  500mL of rubbing alcohol
  5. 5. Drain cleaner  40g of baking soda  230mL of white vinegar Pour the baking soda, then the vinegar in the drain. Let it sit and fizz for 15 minutes, then rinse with hot or boiling water. Soap scum remover  Use the degreaser of the every day use products. [Products for the bathroom] Glass & mirror cleaner  4 tablespoons of vinegar  1L of warm water Put all the ingredients in a spray bottle. Spray and swap with a dry microfiber. Bathtub and tile cleaner  2 tablespoons of baking soda  2 tablespoons of Castile soap  500mL of water  2 tablespoons of vinegar Simply pour it in a labialized bottle. Apply with a microfiber and rinse well. Toilet bowl cleaner  20g of baking soda  230mL of vinegar Mix it up. Pour in the toilet bowl. Let it sit for 15 minutes (or longer, if necessary). Scrub. Flush. Bathroom scrub (can’t be stored)  250mL of Castile soap  75g of baking soda  Few drops of water until the mixture form a paste  Few drops of EO Apply with a sponge or microfiber. Wait 1 or 2 minutes. Scrub. Rinse. Buff dry.
  6. 6. Wooden floors cleaner Use the all-purpose cleaner to clean it and the wooden furniture polish if you need to polish it. Wooden furniture polish  250mL of white vinegar  750mL of olive oil Shake well. Spray on clean cotton cloth. Apply in a buffing motion. Don’t use too often. [Products for the rooms] Glass & mirror cleaner  4 tablespoons of vinegar  1L of warm water Put all the ingredients in a spray bottle. Spray and swap with a dry microfiber. Carper cleaner spray  250mL of white vinegar  500mL of water  2 tablespoons of salt  15 drops of lavender essential oil Mix everything up in a spray bottle. Shake. Spray on carpet. Let it dry. Vacum. For tougher stains, spray mixture directly on stain. Let it dry. Vacum. Repeat if necessary.
  7. 7. Fabric softener  126mL of white vinegar During the wash cycle. Reduces static. Help brighten, soften and deodorize. [Products for the clothing] Linen spray  250mL of distilled water  250mL of cheap, flavorless and colorless vodka  20-30 drops of essential oil (lavender or tea tree) Spray and let it dry. Laundry detergent  230mL of Castile soap  75g of baking soda  500mL of water  5 tablespoons of salt Dissolve the baking soda and salt in the two cups of warm water. Pour into a gallon container, add the liquid Castile soap and fill to the top with water. Use 1/4 of a cup per load so this recipe is good for about 64 loads!
  8. 8. Antiseptic and antibacterial  Eucalyptus  Lavender  Lemon [Focus on essential oils] Lemon (citrus lemon) Is know to improve people’s mood. Antiseptic, antimicrobial, bactericidal. Great at cutting grease and grime. Lavender Have relaxing effect on the nervous system. Antiseptic, antiviral, antibacterial, fungicidal. Peppermint (mentha piperita) Revitalizing and stimulating. Antiseptic. Sweet orange (citrus sinensis) Uplifting and refreshing. Antiseptic, antifungal, antibacterial. Great degreaser. Tea tree (melaleuca alternifolia) Simulating the immune system. Antimicrobial, antifungal, antiseptic, bactericidal, insecticidal.  Tea tree  Thyme
  9. 9. With essentials oils  20-30 drops of the essential oils of your choice (for example : lemon and rosemary)  230mL of water  230mL of vinegar  Spray bottle [Mask the smell of vinegar] With citrus peels and herbs  Peel citrus and add peels into a jar (fill in about ¾ the way full. Toss herbs in if you wish.  Pour vinegar over the peels and fill until jar is 90% full.  Leave jar for 4-5 days, shake occasionally.  Strain peels out over a bowl, rendering the scented vinegar free of peels, herbs and floaty bits
  10. 10. Best supplier according to Hopineo Easiest solution because they provide everything at the same place  Summer Naturals o Baking soda : £4.19 for 2kg o White Vinegar : £4.99 for 5L o Essential oil : £5.59 for 50mL o Castile soap : £3.99 for 250mL o Bottles and sprays [Suppliers] Most of the products  http://www.summernaturals.co.uk  Holland and Barrett (more expensive)  http://www.amazon.co.uk  Regular supermarket Holland and Barrett  Castile Soap : £8.99 for480mL  Baking soda : £4.49 for 450g  Essential oil : £5.49 for 10mL
  11. 11. This document has been made for Abbey Guest House, Abingdon, England. What is missing? Let’s improve it all together ! YOUR TURN ! @
  12. 12. Together, towards a better tourism Hopineo.org /hopineo.org @HopineoTrips /company/hopineo contact@hopineo.org Sources : greencleaning.about.com cleanmyspace.com allyou.com wellnessmama.com diynatural.com Photo credits : Liliane Clément Photography Yvonne Raftery Kennysarmy Georgle Sharp Kassandra Bay Resort & Spa Théo