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In an effort to go green for spring 2021 with Olympus – and all year long – check out this remarkably simple guide to making your own household cleaning supplies. It’s time to ditch those nasty, harsh chemicals wreaking havoc on your lungs and your home’s air quality. Get ready to be a DIY cleaning supply pro – all you need are a few basic ingredients, some measuring cups and spoons, and a little elbow grease.

All-Purpose Cleaner

This DIY all-purpose cleaning recipe is as easy as opening your cabinet doors. The ingredients needed for this dirt and grime power-punch mixture is sitting right in your kitchen pantry. Perfect for everything from scrubbing grout lines to cleaning toilets, tubs, counters, and sinks, this will be your go-to cleaning product for your entire home:

  • Glass spray bottle
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • ¼ cup Dawn dishwashing liquid (Free & Clear is best)
  • 3-4 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 3-4 drops essential oil (your preference, but citrus is a great option)
  • Fill rest of spray bottle with filtered water & lightly shake to mix before using (settling is normal)

Glass Cleaner

Straight from the cleaning pros themselves, Good Housekeeping crafted this awesome DIY glass cleaning recipe that works wonders. The combination of rubbing alcohol and vinegar unite as the perfect solution for streak-free windows and mirrors. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Large glass spray bottle
  • 2 cups distilled or filtered water
  • ½ cup white vinegar
  • ¼ cup rubbing alcohol (70%)
  • 1-2 drops orange or lemon essential oil

Floor Cleaner

This is about as easy as it gets for a DIY cleaning recipe. For any hard-surface floors, like wood, vinyl plank, tile, and even marble or granite, all you need is a bucket, a gallon of warm water and a couple tablespoons of Dawn (Free & Clear) dishwashing liquid. No need to wipe with water afterwards – just dip your mophead in the solution, squeeze out as much excess water as you can, and get to cleaning. It gently removes dirt, dust, grime, grease, pet dander, and so much more, leaving your floors squeaky clean. Just be sure to vacuum thoroughly beforehand.

Check out our other blog posts today for more tips and tricks to going green with Olympus. And for more exciting things happening this spring, be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook! We have an exciting DIY contest headed your way, so stay tuned on our social feed.


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