Monday, March 30, 2015

Natural Product Recipes to Clean Your Car



Spring is here and time to clean my Jeep.  I wanted to share with everyone a few ways that I keep my Jeep clean using no chemicals.
One of the key items I use to keep my Jeep clean is my Natural Dish Soap. 

Natural Dish Washing Soap Recipe
You will need:
2 cups boiling water
2 Tablespoons grated Ivory soap
1 1/2 Tablespoons of Borax

Mix soap & borax in a bowl add boiling water. Mix until soap has been completely dissolved. Once mixture is cool fill a recycled squirt bottle. Label the bottle Dish Soap.




Car Carpet Cleaning Solution

In my steam cleaner I use about 1/4 cup of dish soap  & 1/2 cups of white vinegar to a full steamer container of water. Vinegar smell will evaporate once carpeting has dried.  

Car Wash Soap
 1/4 cup of Natural Washing Soap to a bucket of water

Car Light Cover Cleaner
Clean headlights good with soapy water...rinse and dry
Mix 1 teaspoon of  Baking Soda to 3 teaspoons of Toothpaste
Use a soft rag to apply paste in a circular motion
Wash with soapy water
Rinse & dry



Window ~ Glass ~ Mirror Cleaning 
Mix 1/4 cup of vinegar to 32 oz of water - Recycle a used spray bottle. Instead of using paper towels use old t-shirts to clean with.

Car Seats
Cloth seats I use my carpet cleaning solution
Leather seats I use natural dish soap to clean off dirt then I use my homemade leather treatment.  Mix 1 cup Linseed Oil with 1/2 cup of Vinegar. Place in a recycled spray bottle. Spray leather then rub in - after a few minutes go back with a soft clean cloth to remove excess. 

Car Air Freshener
I use a Purggo in my car. June of 2014 I was given the opportunity to review the prototype for Purggo. I love it! Having a dog - I love the fact that it keeps my car smelling fresh and clean with no chemicals.  
Here is a pic of my prototype and also a pick of the final design.
As you can see my prototype is not quite as nice. But it is amazing how it works.
If you are like me and your vehicle can get a little stinky sometimes. I highly recommend you give Purggo a try. Fresh smelling with no chemicals!



62 comments:

  1. I much prefer to use natural cleaners whenever I can. I hate harmful chemicals.

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  2. Always great to avoid harmful chemicals, ivory soap is a longtime fave of mine actually! :)

    Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly

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    1. Same here. I have been using it for years :)

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  3. Thank you for all the great Green recipes. I try not to use the harsh cleaners, but sometimes I end up using them.

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  4. I absolutely love this and with warm weather coming, I'll be cleaning both cars!

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  5. We have a Purggo, too. We keep ours under the front seat. It works great.

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  6. Thanks so much for these great recipes! I'm all about making my own cleaning supplies. The stuff you buy at the store is so expensive and toxic.

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  7. I just cleaned my car out yesterday, and it still needs a good bath! Thanks for the tips, I'll check out that air freshener.

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  8. These are really awesome. I love using all natural products.

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  9. Ooh, the Purggo sounds like a great alternative to harsh air fresheners! I prefer to use non-toxic cleaners throughout my home, my car included, so thanks for the ideas.

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  10. Oh Definitely needed the carpet cleaning solution recipe! Thanks

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  11. I need to try cleaning my seats like that. If it's effective I'm going to use it all the time!

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  12. My car is filthy! I joke that the dirt is keeping the car together. I need all of these solutions.

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  13. Thanks for the great cleaning recipes! I have been thinking about cleaning our car for awhile but didn't know what products were safe.

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  14. I so need to do some major cleaning to our garage and kitchen area down there. Thanks for all the natural recipes.

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  15. I need to use vinegar to clean my windows and mirrors. Great timing, I just ran out of Windex!

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  16. Wow how awesome! We don't have a car yet. But, when we do it will be great to know this!

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  17. I much prefer to use natural cleaners always. Thanks so much for sharing. I'm always trying to avoid harmful chemicals.

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  18. These are super helpful DIY cleaning recipes. We need to shampoo our car carpets thanks to the kids!

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  19. Since having kids my car gets so dirty! Thanks for the tips, gives me a little motivation to get my car clean.

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  20. I love finding natural cleaning solutions. I really need to clean my car.

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  21. Wow! Thanks for all these homemade recipes! Fantastic! I love being able to create my own DIY anything ...

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  22. Oh, these are so helpful! I really need to clean the carpet in my car.

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  23. I need help in the car cleaning department. These are great ideas

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  24. Love these, never thought about natural options!

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  25. Thank you for all of these recipes! We love to use natural cleaning as well.

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  26. Natural options are always better! Thanks for sharing these! I will put them to use on my car!

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  27. I have a GMC Acadia with leather seats. I want to keep it looking as good as possible, so maybe I will try your ideas!

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  28. As someone who is trying to go more green this is very timely - our white SUV looks like a mud fest ;)

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  29. I need to clean my car soon. I always prefer using natural products.

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  30. Impeccable timing, I need to clean my car this week!

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  31. My daughter spilled milk in my husband's car. Yuck! Let's not even get started on why milk was in the car. But I need this recipe if I'm ever going to ride in it again.

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  32. THIS is such an amazing list of recipes! I never thought about natural cleaners for the car!

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  33. This is awesome! I really want to stay away from harsh chemicals with my kids around!
    ~Amanda

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  34. After this winter, I need a good car wash. I might try these when the weather warms up!

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  35. I've used borax for cleaning purposes. I think if more people saw just how it easy it really was to make thei own soaps, more people would.

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  36. It's been a long, hard winter. I'll be glad to get out there and get my car cleaned soon!

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  37. Great tips! My car can use a good cleaning after this past winter!

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  38. I love using natural cleaners or cleaners with no harsh chemicals. We recently purchased a pressure washer so we could clean the car with hardly any soaps.

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  39. These are awesome. ideas. I love my Purggo and can't ice without it.

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  40. I love all natural cleaning solutions and have made many myself - it's the only way to go

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  41. those are some great ideas. I love the house smelling fresh instead of chemicals

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  42. Vinegar is a great all-purpose cleaner, but I wouldn't have thought of using it on my upholstery or carpet! Great tip. I'm always very cautious about what I use in my garden, but then I use store bought car cleaning products that are loaded with chemicals that I then rinse off into the ground! I am saving this for when it finally gets warm enough to start washing my car.

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  43. After winter this is a great cleaning tool. Thanks for sharing.

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  44. Thanks for these cleaners recipes! I need to get going with my Spring Cleaning!

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  45. I so need to clean my car. With kids it gets very dirty.

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  46. I prefer to use natural cleaners when possible. Thanks for these great cleaning recipes.

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  47. Thanks for these recipes for natural cleaners. I always seem to forget to clean naturally when it comes to my car.

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  48. Great list of products. I actually just take my car in and get it done professionally.

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  49. I love these ideas, thanks for sharing. My hubby is always wasting too much money on products for the car.

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  50. those look like great products. I just had my car detailed it got so bad.

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  51. What a great list of products! I'll have to try these myself!

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  52. Wow this is a fabulous list! I need to learn more about a purrgo.

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  53. Thanks for the tips! I never thougth about green products in my car. Great ideas.

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  54. A car air freshener sounds like a great idea for a natural product. Thanks for sharing these ideas!

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  55. Vinegar rocks. Gets smells out of everything! After the dog is in the car when wet or someone throws up, I always set a bowl of vinegar in car and leave it overnight. All odors are gone the next day

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  56. These are great! I've been thinking about how badly my car mats, car seats and car need to be cleaned out. Winter was brutal!

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  57. I only use all natural and non-toxic products for my home and car. Which is why I sell and use Ava Anderson Non-Toxic! And I love the car freshener!

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  58. I love it! Having a dog - I love the fact that it keeps my car smelling fresh and clean with no chemicals. rekond göteborg

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  59. I use a Purggo in my car. June of 2014 I was given the opportunity to review the prototype for Purggo. I love it! Having a dog - I love the fact that it keeps my car smelling fresh and clean with no chemicals. Very efficiently written information.

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  60. Very efficiently written information. It will be beneficial to anybody who utilizes it, including me. Keep up the good work. For sure i will check out more posts. This site seems to get a good amount of visitors.

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  61. Great tips to learn from you, thanks for sharing these recipes!

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