Queen of Clean's 4 recipes for all-natural cleaners

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by Catherine Holland

azfamily.com

Posted on April 18, 2012 at 11:48 AM

Updated Wednesday, Apr 18 at 12:01 PM

PHOENIX --Queen if Clean Linda Cobb shares recipes for her favorite all-natural cleaners. Not only are they natural, they cost a fraction of commercials products.

Make sure you label your spray bottles!

All-purpose cleaner
2 cups water
1 tsp. 20 Mule Team Borax (find it in the laundry aisle)
1/2 tsp. washing soda (find it in the laundry aisle)
2 Tbsp. white vinegar
1/2 tsp. liquid Castile soap (find it in most drug stores)

Mix in a labeled spray bottle and shake well. This is great for any hard surface.

"It's one of the best all-purpose cleaners you will ever use," Cobb said.

Shake well before use.

Window cleaner
2 cups water
1/2 tsp. Castile soap
3 Tbsp. white vinegar

Mix in a labeled spray bottle and shake well. This works wonders on inside windows and mirrors. Do not spray directly on mirrors; moisture can damage the silvering. Use a shop cloth or microfiber cloth. Shake well before use.

Disinfecting spray
2 cups water
1/4 cup white vinegar
1/2 tsp. tea-tree oil (find it in health-food stores and many drug stores)
1/2 tsp. your favorite fragrant oil (i.e. lavender, citrus, mint, etc.)

Mix in a labeled spray bottle. Use this on your kitchen counter tops and in the bathroom. Shake well before using.

Mold and mildew spray
2 cups water
2 tsp. tea-tree oil

Mix in a labeled spray bottle. Spritz this on your shower and tub and let dry. The tea-tree oil is pungent, but the smell dissipates quickly.

For more information, visit www.queenofclean.com.

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