A Clean Vehicle Thanks to Homemade Cleaning Products
Would you like your car to be clean and shiny like it did on day one, but without it costing you a fortune? Easy, with these homemade cleaning products.
Basic Car Cleaner:
Regular car cleaning is expensive, and the results are never as good as a house cleaning. This soap is ruthless on dirt, but gentle on the car and the wallet.
- 1/2 cup (125 ml) mild dish soap
- 125 g (1/2 cup) baking soda
- 3.75 l hot water
1. Combine ingredients in a clean four-liter container. Shake until all the baking soda dissolves.
2. To use, pour 250 ml (one cup) of the solution into a bucket of hot water.
Shampoo for the Interior of the Car:
This shampoo can be used as often as needed to refresh the most used interior fabrics. It is much cheaper than commercial cleaners, and is just as effective.
- 90 g (6 tbsp.) Soap flakes
- 25 g (2 tbsp.) Borax
- 1 3/4 cups (475 ml) boiling water
1. To make soap flakes, gently grate a bar of pure soap with a cheese grater.
2. In a large bowl, combine the soap flakes and borax. Gradually add water, stirring to completely dissolve the dry ingredients.
3. Let cool, then whip into foam with an egg beater.
4. Apply the dry foam to textile surfaces, paying particular attention to stains. Wipe quickly with a damp sponge.
Cleaner for Interior Vinyl and Leather Surfaces:
Give new luster to the vinyl or leather inside the car with this freshly scented polish.
- 30 ml (2 tbsp.) Vegetable oil-based soap
- 50 ml (1/4 cup) olive oil
- 5 ml (1 teaspoon) of lemon essential oil (available at aromatherapy or natural product stores)
1. Mix the ingredients in a small bowl, and apply with a sponge.
2. Wipe clean with a soft cloth.
I need to buy a commercial windshield washer. Keep a spray bottle filled with our solution in the trunk, along with old newspapers. This product will also prevent the formation of steam and frost on the windshield.
- 750 ml (3 cups) glycerin
- 250 ml (1 cup) rubbing alcohol
- 500 ml (2 cups) water
- 1 bottle of 1 l with spray bottle, clean
1. Combine the liquid ingredients in the spray bottle and shake well before using.
2. Wipe up with newspapers.
3. Then wipe with a damp cloth to remove the solution from the wipers and rubber or plastic seals - prolonged contact with alcohol can damage them.