I am just wondering about using diluted dishwashing liquid soap as a general cleaner for the entire house. What do you guys think of that idea? It would be non-toxic, wouldn't it? So instead of using Fantastic or 409 or Mr. Clean, use a spray bottle filled with water and some liquid dishwashing soap to clean the counters and bathrooms.
Our last house had a stainless steel sink and that is all I ever used to clean it. I used one pump of dishwashing liquid (not diluted) and washed out the sink every night, then went on to the counter tops. Sometimes I used a spray cleaner of sorts on the counters.
I did buy Dr. Bronners soap and I think that is what is giving me the idea. Except for the peppermint, I don't like the fragrance of the other two I purchased--rose hemp and recently, the orange. Thought I would really like the orange but it's sort of disgusting to me with the rose hemp not being much better.
Home Depot had a 3 pack of Gain dishwashing liquid and I bought one--the lavender fragrance. It smells very nice, to me.
Anyway, am looking forward to hearing your thoughts and experiences on this. :-)
I cannot see any issue with using it as you describe. Especially if Diluted well. I would probably choose a small spray bottle and use hot/warm water? Most people I know, tend to use their sink dish water to quickly wipe down counters and tabletops on a daily basis anyway.
You can look up all kinds of homemade recipes for all kinds of cleaners on the net. Even the homemade window cleaner with alcohol would likely work on the counters too.
And while you are at it...if you don't use one now, look up the recipe for homemade veggie wash that has white vinegar in it & use it on all fruits, veggies & melons before you cut anything. It will remove a goodly portion of any pesticide/herbicide left of those items.
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I started using various degrees of diluted dish-washing liquid as a cleaner back in the days when I simply couldn't afford a bunch of expensive, specialty cleaners. Aren't we seeing that too many 'antiseptic-type' cleaners are being used and now we are more susceptible to more germs?