As promised here is a recipe for one of the homemade cleaning products that I use. I found the recipe on the internet some months ago and have adapted the quantities to suit my needs.
It is simple to make. You need only basic utensils.
1&1/2 cups bicarb soda
110ml dishwashing liquid
30ml eucalyptus oil
Mix all ingredients together to form a ‘Gumption-style’ paste.
Store in container. I use glass because the original instructions cast some doubt over the compatibility with some plastics.
Use to clean sinks, baths and basins by rubbing a paste over the surface and rinse clean with fresh water. You can spray with vinegar for added effect. As always, test surface to ensure it is OK to use.
I use this paste and a soft cloth to clean my Neoflam frying pan.
You should never need to buy Gumption, Jif, Ajax or similar ever again.
The eucalyptus oil gives the added bonus of relieving any head cold symptoms while you do the housework!
I will have another recipe tomorrow but in the meantime feel free to share any chemical-free/homemade cleaning tips.