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Make your own universal cleaning product: 4 different methods

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Make your own universal cleaning product: 4 different methods
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The French universal cleaner product, pierre d’argile (a cleaning “stone” with a white clay base) deserves to be known about.  Not only is it more natural than other chemical products on the market but it can effectively clean any surface.  You can clean your house from top to bottom without harming the environment. This article will give four possible lists of ingredient for you to make your own homemade universal cleaning product. 

Start by choosing your preferred “recipe”

(Measure  =200 ml )

Recipe No: 1  The classic

  • 2 measures of organic white clay
  • 1 measure of bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 measure of neutral washing up liquid
  • 1/4 to 1/2 measure of glycerin
  • 20 drops of lemon essential oil

Recipe No. 2 : The variation

  • 2 measures of organic white clay
  • 1 measure of bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 measure of liquid black soap
  • 20 drops of lemon essential oil

Recipe No. 3 : The fungicide (For the grout between the bathroom tiles)

  • 2 measures organic white clay
  • 1 measure of bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 measure of black liquid soap
  • 20 drops of lemon essential oil
  • 10 drops of tea tree oil or paperbark tree oil

 Recipe No. 4 : The deep clean (abrasive)

  • 2 measures of organic white clay
  • 1 measure of bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 measure of black liquid soap
  • 20 drops of lemon oil
  • 1 measure  of pumice stone

The steps:

1) Start by mixing the powdered ingredients first.

2)  Next add the liquid ingredients and stir.  If you think the mixture is too lumpy add a little water. The mixture should be thick so don’t add too much.

3) Put the mixture into an airtight pot and leave to dry out for at least two days.  You can do this by leaving to dry in the sun during summer or beside a radiator in winter.

How to use it?

You can use any cloth however we advice you use a dimpled plastic water-pumper sponge for an effective and gentle clean.  Dampen the sponge and rub it onto the surface of the stone and use it as you would any other cleaning product.  Rinse and dry with a towel so as to not leave any soap traces.

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