How to Use Glycerin As a Cleaner

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Glycerin is an organic compound that contains no color or odor. Glycerin is a versatile product that is often used in foods, hand soaps and as a cleaning agent. When used with food, glycerin can add a sweet taste. When used in hand soaps, glycerin works to soften the skin. It is also known to help preserve food. Glycerin can also be used as a cleaner for both dishes and counter tops. You can make these cleaners right at home.

Things You'll Need

  • Empty dish detergent bottle
  • 1 oz. liquid peppermint castile soap
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 tsp. glycerin
  • 5 drops lavender essential oil
  • Plastic container with a lid
  • 1/2 cup of soap flakes
  • 1 cup of diatomaceous earth
  • 1/2 cup of baking soda
  • 3 tbsp. glycerin
  • Blender

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Glycerin Dish Detergent

Clean out an old dish detergent bottle. Pour in 1 oz. liquid peppermint castile soap, and add 2 cups of water.

Add 1 tsp. of glycerin to the dish detergent bottle, and then drop in 5 drops lavender essential oil.

Mix the four ingredients together and then place the lid back on the dish detergent bottle.

Use to clean your dishes.

Glycerin Cleaning Paste

Place 1/2 cup of soap flakes and 1 cup of diatomaceous earth in a blender and blend until a fine powder forms.

Add 1/2 cup of baking soda and blend to combine.

Pour the three ingredients into a plastic container and then add glycerin. Mix together and you should have a nice paste.

Rub this paste on your counter, stove or any other surface that needs cleaning. Don't worry, it won't scratch the surface.

Store the paste in the plastic container with the lid on tight in a cool, dark place.

Tips & Warnings

  • Glycerin can be found at your local pharmacy.
  • You can also pour glycerin directly on a stain to get rid of it. Then just blot up with some water and a white rag.


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