What exactly is Dodecylbenzenesolfonate or Tetraborate or Ethoxylate? I have no clue but I need something simpler. These mystery ingredients are just a few examples of what makes up a typical household kitchen/bathroom cleaner. I have a better idea: Let's make our own.
First, you'll need a spray bottle. I got mine for under $2.
- Fill it with 1/2 cup natural dish soap (I like Meyer's or Seventh Generation)
- 1/2 cup baking soda
- 5 drops of your favorite essential oil (I love lavender or lemon)
- 6 tablespoons of water
Dish soap takes care of the grease, the baking soda is a deodorizer and scum fighter, and the lemon and lavender smell heavenly!
I got all of these ingredients at good 'ol HyVee. I filled a 24oz bottle that has lasted me well over a year and I don't worry about what me or my little are inhaling or touching while I clean.