Have you ever wanted that collection of different car care products to make your car look show room perfect? That wide variety of car products are not only expensive, but can also be very toxic. Here is a collection of natural car care product recipes you can make yourself, save money and reduce the dangerous chemicals in our environment.
Car Wash Solution
Add a couple drops of liquid castile soup (found in health food stores) to a bucket of water and wash with a sponge or soft cloth.
Fill clean spray bottle with full strength white vinegar. Allow it to sit for a few minutes. Then, wipe dry with a piece of newspaper.
Mix together equal parts white vinegar and water in a spray bottle. Then, spray it on your wheels; and work it in with a sponge or cleaning rag. Note: Vinegar should not be used on aluminum alloys.
Mix baking soda and water together to form a paste. Then, work the paste into the tires with a scrub brush. Let it sit for several minutes. Then, rinse off.
Carpet and Upholstery Stain Remover
Mix white vinegar and baking soda together to form a paste. Then, work the paste into any carpet and upholstery stains with an old toothbrush or something similar. Allow the paste to dry. Then, vacuum up the baking soda, and the stains should be gone. Note: Some stains may need to be treated more than once.
Mix together equal parts white vinegar and water. Then, spray it on any vinyl, plastic, wood, or leather surfaces in your car that need cleaning. Allow it to soak in. Then, wipe dry with a clean rag. Note: As with any leather cleaner, you should test on a small area before applying to the entire surface.
Interior Protectant / Dressing
Combine 1 cup olive oil and 1/2 cup lemon juice in a spray bottle or bowl. Then, use a clean cloth to wipe a small amount of the dressing into the dashboard and any other plastic or vinyl surfaces. Finish by wiping off the excess with another cleaning rag. Note: Do not use on the steering wheel, pedals or any other controls where slipperiness could pose a hazard.
Windshield Washer Fluid
Mix half white vinegar with half water and fill your windshield washer fluid reservoir. The acetic acid in the vinegar dissolves grime, bugs, and sap. It also helps keep windows frost free in the winter.
Combine 1 cup linseed oil, 4 tablespoons carnauba wax (available in automotive stores), 2 tablespoons beeswax, and 1/2 cup vinegar. Put in double boiler or saucepan and heat slowly until wax has melted. Stir and pour into a heat resistant container. After was is solid, rub it on the car with a lint free cloth. Saturate a corner of a cotton rag wiht vinegar and polish the wax to a deep shine.
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