February: DIY Home Cleaning Products

Put your mixing skills to use to create simple, healthy cleaning products for your home. Customize the scent on an all-purpose cleaning solution, make safer cleaning wipes and mix up a stain remover. Make it at the library, use it at home.

Kalispell, February 10-15
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 4-6 pm
Wednesday, Saturday 11 am – 2 pm

Columbia Falls, February 24-March 1
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 3-5 pm
Wednesday 10 am – 2 pm
Saturday 12-4 pm

Bigfork, February 26
Wednesday 2-5 pm

 

RecipesDIY home cleaning

Can’t spare the time? Try a recipe at home.

Made a product and loved it? Another one wasn’t so good? Tell us how they worked for you and share modifications on our Facebook page.

Imagine what else you can make with a few household items! Here are a few recipes we found, but there are many more out there. Get creative and happy cleaning!

 

Cleaning Wipes

1 cup water
1 teaspoon castile soap
5 drops tea tree oil
Paper towels

Cut paper towels and place in container. Mix water, soap and tea tree oil in measuring cup. Pour over paper towels. Let sit before using. Also try with reusable cloths.

From www.cleanmama.net

 

All-Purpose Cleaner

1 tablespoon borax
3 tablespoons vinegar
1 1/2 cups water
1 teaspoon dish soap
5 drops essential oil

Mix to combine and dissolve. Pour in spray bottle. Use to spray on countertops, clean bathrooms, etc.

From www.cleanmama.net

 

Stain Remover

1 ounce hydrogen peroxide
2 tablespoons baking soda
2 ounces water

Combine all three ingredients in container and mix thoroughly. Gently shake before using. Pretreat stains and let sit for a few minutes before washing for best results.

From www.creativelydomestic.com