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Posted by: Lynn Pointer on Apr 23, 2013

Information originally appeared in the Saturday April 13, 2013, edition of the Tennessean. Reprinted by permission of the Tennessean.

Main ingredient:                        Action:

Baking Soda:                            Abrasive and Deodorizer

White Distilled Vinegar:            Deodorizer and Disinfectant

Lemon Juice:                            Disinfectant

Toilet Bowl Cleaner:
1 cup baking soda, 1 cup white vinegar, spray bottle. Sprinkle the soda around the inside of the toilet bowl.  Add the vinegar to bubble up when it hits the soda.  Follow up by scrubbing the toilet with your toilet brush.  Leave the mixture of vinegar and soda in the toilet for a few minutes before flushing down. 

Disinfectant Spray:
Mix ½ cup bleach and 31/2 cups water. 

All Purpose Cleaner:
Mix ½ ammonia, ½ cup vinegar and ¼ cup baking soda in a gallon of warm water.

All Purpose Cleaner:
One quart of warm water, mix one teaspoon each of liquid soap, Borax, and lemon juice.