I am always looking for safe alternatives for just about anything. I love that Sonda from sondasmcschatter is always sharing some great ideas and tips with us. This tip involves water, hydrogen peroxide, and lemon juice. I am curious have any of you tried this? I think it is something I might want to give a try.
The tip she mentions comes from OneGoodThingByJillee.com I took a moment to subscribe to this blog to see what else I could find.
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My “bleach” recipe uses the same ingredients though the ratio of the water is different. I use a gallon of distilled water and also 10 drops of essential lemon oil in addition to the juice. It works wonderfully, I’ve been doing this since last spring.
Are the other amounts the same?
Looks like it could be very effective without removing colour like bleach does. Is there a recipe for ratios?
The recipe doesn’t give ratios. I am not a mathematician. It might take me a bit to figure out ratios. Donna – commented that she uses a full gallon of water (an additional 4 cups) and also adds essential lemon oil.
Here is the recipe I use:
– 1 ½ cup 3% hydrogen peroxide
– ½ cup lemon juice
– Distilled water to fill a gallon jug
– 10 drops lemon essential oil
Thank you for sharing your recipe Donna. I am going to have to try something like this.
Thank you. I’ll try it.
I have fresh lemon juice in the freezer. I wonder if that would work if I strained any pulp out first. Going to give it a try. Let us know what you think.
Vinegar and baking soda is also a useful domestic cleaner. May not be safe for all surfaces but has way less chemical complexity than many cleaners and no added fragrance.
Thank you Matthew. I can do baking soda but not vinegar. Vinegar makes me sick.