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Title: Miracle spray
Post by: dede on June 12, 2012, 10:23:40 am
This stuff is great and come from
This site
http://www.debtfreecashedupandlaughing.com.au/2012/05/miracle-spray.html?m=1 (http://www.debtfreecashedupandlaughing.com.au/2012/05/miracle-spray.html?m=1)
As mentioned by Obbie and CP in another post
Thought I would give its own area as I'm finding it really good stuff.


Miracle Spray
Ingredients:
1.5 litre water (1 cup boiled)
300ml white vinegar  
60ml dishwashing liquid  
25ml eucalyptus oil
3 dessertspoons "Lectric" soda (washing soda)

Method
Mix washing soda with about 1 cup boiling water to dissolve, add remaining  ingredients, pour into a 2 litre bottle (I use the vinegar ones).

To use
This nearly fills the 2 litre bottle, then I decant (don't you just love that word) into spray bottles for benches and laundry, and refill old toilet cleaner bottles to squirt under the rim in the loo etc.  It's also good to spray on the floor on tough stains, you know the stuff you dropped when cooking that dried. I originally found the recipe from another site and just tweaked it a bit. I love it, as I try to minimise the use of chemicals around the house. With the collars and cuffs, try to spray and leave to soak for a few minutes works best I've found, so I spray as I sort, then do the whites second rather than first load to give the spray a chance to work.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: dede on June 12, 2012, 10:27:51 am
I knew my tiles in my laundry needed cleaning but it's one of those jobs I kept putting off. The type of tiles I have are hard to clean as they are kind of rough and need lots of elbow grease to clean.
Anyway I sprayed this miracle spray on them and left it for 10 minutes and the grime came off really easy using a tooth brush and cloth (I sound like I'm trying to sell this lol)
Anyway here's a picture (how embarrassing) my house isn't that dirty I thought.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/7cbbfc52-0b7f-b38b.jpg)

(http://img.tapatalk.com/7cbbfc52-0b94-4470.jpg)
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: deedub on June 12, 2012, 10:56:14 am
Wow dede! That must be some good stuff!
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: dede on June 12, 2012, 11:02:36 am
I keep looking at the picture and think how disgusting the tiles were before I cleaned them. I do mop my floor twice a week really I do :D
I have a few tiles in the house to clean, entrance, toilet, around fire, around the bath etc. they will all be getting a good clean.

Oh and the best thing is the eucalyptus in the mixture is helping clear my sinuses :)
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: judydawn on June 12, 2012, 11:05:27 am
My happy aunt  :o  I was looking at the top of the first picture and could see a difference Mandi then got the shock of my life when I scrolled down. :D :D  I can see a few batches of that being made by our forum members.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: dede on June 12, 2012, 11:10:07 am
It really is good stuff. I sprayed my toilet seat with it and it come up really nice and white :)
And I only made it today, just imagine what I will discover it can do in a week or two :D
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: JulieO on June 12, 2012, 11:18:41 am
That's amazing Dede  :o  The 'before' tiles look like they should be just as they are, who would have known.  :D
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: EmeraldSue on June 12, 2012, 11:34:28 am
That is impressive. I have a huge tiled area- kitchen, family room, laundry, Bathroom and toilet. I wonder how dirty my tiles really are!
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Tasty on June 12, 2012, 12:07:48 pm
Ooooouuuu.....I need this for my kitchen tiles!!

Where do you buy washing soda as I don't think I've seen it in the shops - sorry if stupid question.

Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: dede on June 12, 2012, 12:16:24 pm
The lectric soda should be easy to find at most supermarkets. I found it at our local IGA.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: faffa_70 on June 12, 2012, 12:18:49 pm
Yep in the washing aisle generally Tasty  :)

Mandi you need what they call a deck brush - they are like a stiff scrubbing brush on a handle ... I love them for my floors. Looks like I will be making a batch of this too  :D
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: judydawn on June 12, 2012, 12:36:55 pm
I have one of those Kathryn - it sure beats getting down on your hands and knees. 

Mandi, make sure you leave one tile untouched to show people how it used to look  ;D
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: dede on June 12, 2012, 12:41:02 pm
Yep a deck brush would be a much better idea than a toothbrush :D

And Judy too late, all the laundry is done now, just starting on some other rooms now but the tiles are not as bad as the ones in the laundry. :)
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Bedlam on June 12, 2012, 02:47:06 pm
Wow Mandi, you have sold me.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: fundj&e on June 12, 2012, 08:27:30 pm
The lectric soda should be easy to find at most supermarkets. I found it at our local IGA.

it took me ages to find it at C  :-))
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Halex on June 12, 2012, 11:14:22 pm
Buying letric soda today :)

H :)
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: dede on June 12, 2012, 11:27:34 pm
More tiles to clean for me today :)
It does such a good job that the kids wanted to have a go, so both DDs were on their hands and knees cleaning tiles last night :D. Now that's a miracle on its own ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: fundj&e on June 13, 2012, 12:05:37 am
send them to syd to do my  tiles, i have tiles everywhere
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: dede on June 13, 2012, 12:20:21 am
send them to syd to do my  tiles, i have tiles everywhere

I noticed that in your photo fundj and was going to suggest a few bottles of miracle spray and my 2 DDs
You may have to feed them though :D
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: fundj&e on June 13, 2012, 12:38:15 am
all the pizza and pasta they can eat

frank does the floors really well about twice a year the rest of the time its just a quick mop
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: dede on June 13, 2012, 01:18:19 am
I need a frank :)
My DH leaves all that kind of stuff to me :(
But at least I have my 2 DDs :)
Title: Re: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: dede on June 14, 2012, 04:19:03 am
This bloody miracle spray has got me on a cleaning frenzy. My laundry in now spotless, I have cleaned my bathroom from floor to ceiling and now I have started in my bedroom. Even my window tracks are gleaming. I'm on a spring clean mission (yes I know it's winter) :D
Everything is smelling nice and fresh though.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: fundj&e on June 14, 2012, 04:32:01 am
u feeling better bella  ;D
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: deedub on June 14, 2012, 06:29:31 am
If you run out of things to clean I can PM you my address 
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Wonder on June 14, 2012, 06:32:39 am
Happy for you to come to my place also  :P
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Cuilidh on June 14, 2012, 06:37:49 am
You almsot make me want to start cleaning!!!!!
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: fundj&e on June 14, 2012, 06:39:40 am
my DIL is  hooked on those magic eraser things  :-))
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Cuilidh on June 14, 2012, 06:41:13 am
They magic erasers are great - but dangerous - tell her to always wear gloves and keep them away from her face / eyes.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: fundj&e on June 14, 2012, 06:45:47 am
really, i must tell  :o she trys to clean the restaurant with it  :-))

thanks
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: dede on June 14, 2012, 06:53:51 am
Still unwell but mainly coughing and blocked nose. But slowly getting better :)
Just going through my filing cabinet at the moment (what a night mare)
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: judydawn on June 14, 2012, 06:57:06 am
Mandi you are doing a great job.  I spring clean when I feel like it and that is generally not in the spring.  I do a room at a time and it takes me a while these days, slowing down in my old age.

How time consuming is it to clean with one of those magic erasers?  I don't have a full sized one, just a few sample sized which were in showbags at different times.  Have never used them at all and have no idea how they work.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Brumington on June 14, 2012, 11:32:50 am
Oh my! More cleaning products to try! My house has never been so clean! I can't wait to make this one up to give it a go. I'm loving the lemon cleaning concentrate and my windows have just been cleaned inside and out for the first time in two years (I know, I should be ashamed, but two young kids......excuses, excuses) thanks to me reading JD's idea of cloudie ammonia and dish washing liquid diluted in water. The really funny thing is that my windows are now so clean I have had two separate neighbors ask what I used and I've now caught them doing theirs!  ;D
With this little beauty I'll have the cleanest house in the neighborhood! Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: dede on June 14, 2012, 11:50:45 am
I hate cleaning windows as well. It's one of those jobs I only do once a year inside and out (except the sliding glass door which gets done every second day) I have those stupid windows that have between 12 and 18 little pain per window (who ever come up with that idea should be shot :o )
:D
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: judydawn on June 14, 2012, 11:52:38 am
Good to see your neighbours were spurred on to clean their windows too Brumington.  Your house is certainly going to look all bright and shiny and at minimal cost too.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Brumington on June 14, 2012, 11:57:33 am
I had one neighbor so happy with the result she said I could bottle it and sell it!!!!!!! I'll leave that to you JD!
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: judydawn on June 14, 2012, 12:03:24 pm
Just share it around Brumington - cost saving tips and great products are a word of mouth thing and your windows obviously were testament enough to convince your neighbours to try it.  Wait until they see the miracle spray do it's work on your floors  ;D
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: CreamPuff63 on June 14, 2012, 12:39:19 pm
I know what you mean dede, this spray is fantastic. I had all the ingredients basically on hand anyway and went a bit mad before posting my approval. There is NO WAY I will ever buy another bottle of stupid household spray n wipe again. I would love to know a similar recipe for fly/insect spray...

JD what is your window cleaner - I have only ever used a splash of metho, warm water, and lots of newspaper to polish.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: judydawn on June 14, 2012, 12:57:17 pm
It's what the window cleaner from VIP uses CP.  No measurements - he just poured a glug of cloudy ammonia into cold water (I use warm though) and added a squeeze of dishwashing liquid.  I mix it in a 2 litre ice-cream container to clean my glass splashback and glass topped gas cooker, mirrors etc.  He uses old towels to dry the windows off.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: dede on June 14, 2012, 01:01:38 pm
I agree CP, the miracle spray has even removed some marks on my walls that I couldn't get off before :)
 Really happy with it and definitely won't be buying any more spray and wipe products. I'm also going to refill my toilet duck containers once the are empty. It's great stuff. I have already made 2 lots up :o
Loving the spring cleaning. Starting on the lounge room tomorrow :)
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: dede on June 14, 2012, 01:06:59 pm
Will have to try that one JD. I usually use vinegar and warm water and rags.

While on the cleaning topic does anyone know the best thing to keep condensation off windows. My DS's bedroom builds up quiet a bit of condensation on the windows.
He sleeps with his door closed which doesn't help.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: CreamPuff63 on June 14, 2012, 01:13:24 pm
dede imagine how much money you are saving @ say $25/hr for cleaner. You would be cleaning a lot better and seem to be enjoying it - EMBRACE THE MOMENT (while it lasts). I love the cost. Love, love, love smell, outcome, cost. Not really happy with bicarb and vinegar and think sometimes we need a little more oomph for dirty jobs. Thanks JD my windows are in need of some cleaning. Probably will note it for spring when the rain and wind settle down.

As for condensation dede, don't think that you can really do much more than keep the window slightly ajar (even just a 1cm) to allow for it to dissipate. Its a build up of moisture and from what I can tell you need fresh air. Maybe Google whatshername??? Lush??? name escapes me...
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: dede on June 14, 2012, 02:01:16 pm
Thanks CP, will have a google and see what I can find. They should make demisters for house windows like they do for cars :D
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: teagg on June 14, 2012, 03:16:42 pm
Re the condensation - a dehumidifier; Keeping the door or window open to ensure airflow; or some of those moisture absorber containers.

Also, and this is the real reason for posting... Years ago a fishmonger's assistant had the shampoo 'head and shoulders' sitting inside the display fridge. I queried why it was there and apparently it's the bees knees for ensuring that the display unit's windows didn't fog up. He only applied a very thin layer but it was apparently applied neat.
Hope that is of some use!
Gillian
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Tasty on June 14, 2012, 03:20:10 pm
I'm loving all these tips on cleaning, especially if they really work!!

CP - I think you are referring to Shannon Lush. I bought 2 of her books from gumtree but can't say I've used them. Thanks for reminding me. The index doesn't show anything about condensation but I might look harder tomorrow.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: CreamPuff63 on June 14, 2012, 03:51:13 pm
yep thats her tasty I was racking my brains and "Lush" came to my brain for a little hint if you know what I mean.

teagg did the fishmonger just have a bottle of shampoo in the display cabinet? what a weird look if it ws sitting in their cabinet.

Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: dede on June 14, 2012, 10:47:35 pm
Yep I googled it and found a rechargeable dehumidifier that can sit on his window seal. Hopefully that will help. He won't let me leave the window open, or his door open of a night :(
So will try the dehumidifier :)
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: medusa on June 15, 2012, 03:42:53 am
I just made this and it erupted lol.  When I added the soda in (last) it totally fizzed up and flowed over the top. Did this happen to anyone else?  At least my kitchen bench got a wipe down.

Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: DizzyGirl on June 15, 2012, 03:48:20 am
A quick question. Is the soda the powder or crystals?
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: CreamPuff63 on June 15, 2012, 03:48:54 am
powder
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Cuilidh on June 15, 2012, 03:50:23 am
Medusa - you didn't use bicarb of soda in error did you?  This would certainly fizz when the vinegar came into contact with it.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: DizzyGirl on June 15, 2012, 03:51:21 am
Thanks CP. I bought powder thinking that is what I needed, but mum said I should have got crystals. Ready to make now.  :-*
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: CreamPuff63 on June 15, 2012, 03:53:41 am
glad you didn't listen to your mum  :D
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: judydawn on June 15, 2012, 03:57:45 am
I'm glad that is cleared up.  I would have bought crystals too and I just remembered I have a packet of powder tucked away in a silly place (with my spices :-))) so yay, I can make this mixture sooner than I thought. 
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: DizzyGirl on June 15, 2012, 03:59:37 am
Sometimes Mum does NOT know best, but I will never admit that to DS  :D
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: dede on June 15, 2012, 03:59:54 am
I just made this and it erupted lol.  When I added the soda in (last) it totally fizzed up and flowed over the top. Did this happen to anyone else?  At least my kitchen bench got a wipe down.

I mixed the soda with the hot water first and stirred it till desolved then added rest. No explosion her lol :)
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: CreamPuff63 on June 15, 2012, 04:01:57 am
I had stacks set aside for the washing powder
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: medusa on June 15, 2012, 04:17:39 am
No it was the lectric soda (powder). I will try it your way Mandy.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: judydawn on June 15, 2012, 08:09:37 am
I want to make this (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=8723.0) dishwashing powder too (not as tablets though) and was wondering if the Lectric powder could be used in place of the Lectric crystals - any ideas girls?
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: dede on June 15, 2012, 08:13:47 am
I would give it a try Judy. I guess the crystals would be the same just not made into powder.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: CreamPuff63 on June 15, 2012, 08:28:10 am
See what the ingredients are on the back. Perhaps you can blitz the crystals?
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: judydawn on June 15, 2012, 12:30:08 pm
The recipe calls for crystals, slightly crushed in a mortar & pestle CP but I have the powdered variety.  Might just do 1/2 a batch and see what happens.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Dublin Girl in Oz on June 15, 2012, 01:53:53 pm
I have made up the magic spray now all I have to do is convince my kids to use it over the holidays - it's killing me I want to get down and scrub my tiles but I probably won't be able to get back up as I had hip surgery a few months ago and I am still recovering - I could stand up though and clean the windows!
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: judydawn on June 15, 2012, 01:57:21 pm
Don't do anything to risk a set back DGIO, the floors can wait if the kids don't take you up on your request.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: dede on June 15, 2012, 02:10:24 pm
Yeh bugger the floor. Take it easy.
The floors will still be there when ya feeling able to do them yourself. Or get the kids to do them :)
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: fundj&e on June 15, 2012, 07:10:25 pm
many years ago i had surgery on my back and ever since then i will not do anything that will put me at risk

this is why frank does a lot of the hard/heavy work
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Frozzie on June 15, 2012, 08:01:34 pm
Ooo will have to try this out.. Love make your own natural products :))
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: judydawn on June 16, 2012, 09:29:38 am
Mandi or CP, I'm hoping you can answer this question for me.  I have found the spray bottle thingy whatsit ceases spraying if it is left sitting for a while - would that be because, unless it is rinsed after each use, it clogs up the mechanism?  Mind you some of the time it was only left for the 10 -15 minutes or so that one section of the floor was soaking then mopped clean.  I would then go on with the next section and it wouldn't spray.  I went through 3 different spray bottles today, now none of them are working.  When I did my bathroom I just tipped the liquid onto the floor as I was so frustrated that none of the spray bottles were working  >:(
Having said that, I have just tested one of the bottles which still had some liquid in it and the b....y thing is working ???
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Frozzie on June 16, 2012, 10:17:50 am
Sounds like you have had a frustrating day judy :(
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: judydawn on June 16, 2012, 10:28:13 am
The cleaning part wasn't too bad Kim but I have very little patience with things that don't work - I am always quick to throw them in the bin and replace them.  Poor DH thinks himself lucky that he has survived  ;D
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Aussie Brenda on June 16, 2012, 10:29:44 am
Hello everyone, I have been very busy the last couple of weeks with visitors off and on and just came upon this, thanks Mandi, I'm making this tomorrow , I love the smell of Eucalyptus.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Frozzie on June 16, 2012, 10:37:41 am
Haha jd ... Dh says that o me often butmore related to me having to change things around the place... He always makes his little comment about thank goodness i dont want o change dh's as often as everything else.. I reassure him by saying no he is a keeper ... Too much time and effort gone into his training lol
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Frozzie on June 16, 2012, 10:37:45 am
Haha jd ... Dh says that o me often butmore related to me having to change things around the place... He always makes his little comment about thank goodness i dont want o change dh's as often as everything else.. I reassure him by saying no he is a keeper ... Too much time and effort gone into his training lol
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: dede on June 16, 2012, 10:59:28 am
Oh no JD, I haven't had this problem at all :(
I used an empty spray and wipe bottle and a windex bottle. I didnt do any cleaning today so I will go and test the bottles for you.
Did you dissolve the washing soda completely ?
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: dede on June 16, 2012, 11:02:23 am
No neither of my bottles are blocked.
I wonder if it makes any difference because you use half strength vinegar?
I wouldn't think so but maybe?
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: judydawn on June 16, 2012, 11:07:33 am
Yes I dissolved the washing soda Mandi and I opened a new bottle of vinegar and used it full strength.  I'm happy that the one which still has something in it is working at the moment but the other 2 were emptied and I have them soaking in water.  I used 3/4 of the 2 litre bottle today so I can see why you had to make 2 batches.  The spray bottles I used were from Bunnings products plus one new spray bottle I bought especially for spraying my bread.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: dede on June 16, 2012, 11:12:43 am
I guess the bottles must get a build up inside the spray thingy.
Yes I think I have used about 3 litres so far. No cleaning today but back to it tomorrow, I would like to get all the house done in the next week as I have been asked to frame 70 pictures which will take up a fair bit of time. :)
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Cornish Cream on June 16, 2012, 11:14:25 am
I guess the bottles must get a build up inside the spray thingy.
Yes I think I have used about 3 litres so far. No cleaning today but back to it tomorrow, I would like to get all the house done in the next week as I have been asked to frame 70 pictures which will take up a fair bit of time. :)
I wish you lived near me as I have prints to frame. ;D
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: dede on June 16, 2012, 11:21:21 am
I wish it was that easy :)
Postage will always be an issue when it comes to glass.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Cuilidh on June 16, 2012, 11:26:38 am
Just made up a batch of this.  I'm not going to start cleaning at this hour of the night so looking forward to trying it tomorrow - that eucalyptus smells pretty strong, though (maybe i put 10 ml too much in, perhaps that's why the smell is so strong!).
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: dede on June 16, 2012, 11:29:53 am
It's amazing how a new cleaning product makes us just want to clean :)
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Cuilidh on June 16, 2012, 11:32:39 am
No, that's a very bad thing -  there must be something far wrong with me if I actually WANT to clean!
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: judydawn on June 16, 2012, 11:37:45 am
Best to use this cleaner during the daytime Marina, the eucalyptus smell lingers during the evening just like the smell of fresh flowers does at night.   The smell doesn't take that long to go away during the day.  If you followed the instructions, the amount of eucalyptus oil is fine.

70 pictures to frame - nice little order Mandi  ;)
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: dede on June 16, 2012, 11:45:11 am
Yes for only a small business on my own 70 is a lot to do. But I will be able to do it :)
I love the smell of eucalyptus but I have had a blocked nose and at times it has been quiet strong.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: CreamPuff63 on June 17, 2012, 03:23:11 am
the first bottle I tried it with was a Windex, and it didn't work at all. I wasn't sure if it was just because the bottle had a very limited lifetime so I bought an empty spray bottle from WW and haven't had a problem since. I will report if I do.

Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: natalia on June 18, 2012, 04:56:18 am
Thanks Dede, I made this up yesterday, now I just have to get the cleaning bug lol.  It smells sooooo good (alot of homemade cleaning products recomment lavender and I hate lavender).  I love eucalyptus and am looking forward to my house smelling like a forest.   ;)
Natalia
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: thermo18 on June 18, 2012, 09:27:56 am
Dede this is wonderful stuff, my floors have never been so clean, the house smells  so lovely thank you  :)
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: dede on June 18, 2012, 11:00:59 am
Glad you all enjoying it. 3/4 of my house has been cleaned with this stuff now. All sparkling and smelling nice and fresh.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: deedub on June 19, 2012, 02:21:25 am
Bought the ingredients to make this today - couldn't find the eucalyptus, gave up & went to checkout, in a hurry. A girl was cleaning shelves next to checkout - sniff, sniff, excuse me? Is that eucalyptus oil you're using? Yes, would you like me to get you some? Score! Now I just have to get around to making it up.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: CreamPuff63 on June 19, 2012, 02:26:19 am
I had everything on hand CP so no costings here. 
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Cuilidh on June 19, 2012, 02:27:07 am
I think the eucalyptus is generally around the medical area, isn't it?  You probably won't need any more now for a while, anyway.  Happy cleaning.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Cuilidh on June 19, 2012, 02:28:56 am
Haven't costed this out, CP, but I don't think it will be too expensive - I would guess the eucalyptus is the most expensive component and if you use the cheap vinegar that will keep the costs well and truly down.  Just make sure you get a good spray bottle that doesn't block up and you have enough mixture to keep you going for a while.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: CreamPuff63 on June 19, 2012, 02:37:24 am
2 litre bottle of home brand vinegar cost me $1.39, 50ml Eucalyptus oil $3.41, spray bottle $1.65 and had all the other ingredients. For 1.5 litres thats cheap in anyones language
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: deedub on June 19, 2012, 04:14:53 am
Bought lectric soda today $3.69 for 1kg
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Merlin on June 19, 2012, 04:35:16 am
I made this up yesterday and confess I used tea tree oil instead of eucalyptus oil as  I know I have eucalyptus oil somewhere but couldn't find it and the tea tree oil surfaced instead! Does smell very nice though. I also confess that I am addicted to microfibre cloths as well as they do a great job on my windows with the windex and don't leave any streaks or lint marks.  The miracle spray definitely does live up to it's name I have to say!
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: dede on June 19, 2012, 05:46:25 am
I have teatree oil as well. Might have to try that for a change. I know eucalyptus oil helps lift grime. Not sure if tea tree does the same (great for keeping nits away though :D )
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Cuilidh on June 19, 2012, 05:56:50 am
Merlin, did you try this on your windows - or was that a reference to the microfibre cloths, not this spray?  If you did your windows with the spray, how did it go?  I usually use vinegar and water - not sure of the effect the eucalyptus / tea tree oil would have on the glass.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Merlin on June 19, 2012, 06:00:05 am
No-I use Windex or vinegar spray on the windows and the microfibre cloth. I have laminated windows so I'm not game enough to try the miracle spray on them!
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Merlin on June 19, 2012, 06:02:51 am
Also, I thought tea tree oil also works as an anti fungal and antibacterial agent plus I love the smell!
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: medusa on June 19, 2012, 06:19:28 am
I used double of the eucalyptus oil as I live that stuff. Normally I just used a couple of capfuls in hot water to clean the house so am used to the smell!
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: deedub on June 19, 2012, 06:19:48 am
This stuff is awesome! I just did the door of my griller which was putrid & now it looks like new! Should have taken a 'before' photo - will have to do that with the oven door tomorrow.
(http://img.tapatalk.com/3aafd1df-0bc6-e384.jpg)
The bottom door looked MUCH worse than the top before I started
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: dede on June 19, 2012, 06:27:20 am
Good to know it lifts grime off the oven as well, have yet to try that one :)
I cleaned all my windows frames with the miracle spray. I used winded to clean the actual glass. I always use a bucket of hot water and vinegar to do the outsides and it comes up great. Love all these make your own cleaning products. The shop brought stuff can be pretty potent and costly.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Frozzie on June 19, 2012, 08:55:37 am
Dede the washing soda is the same thing used in he washing powder??
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: CreamPuff63 on June 19, 2012, 09:11:36 am
yes frozzie, same one
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Tasty on June 19, 2012, 10:14:56 am
Ok so I've got all the ingredients after my grocery shop. Can I prepare this in the TMX or will it damage it in anyway?

Looking forward to trying it!!
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Frozzie on June 19, 2012, 10:22:20 am
Thanks cp... 😃
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: judydawn on June 19, 2012, 10:25:39 am
I just mixed mine in a large plastic jug and poured it into a 2 litre container Tasty.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: deedub on June 19, 2012, 10:34:54 am
I just mixed mine in a large plastic jug and poured it into a 2 litre container Tasty.
Same here, very easy.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: CreamPuff63 on June 19, 2012, 10:58:33 am
same here. I had a funnel and an old plastic milk jug
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: MEP on June 19, 2012, 01:52:56 pm
I could only find Lectric Washing Soda (in powder form) and Lectric Soda Crystals (in crystal form). Is the Lectric Washing Soda the right product to use to make the Miracle Spray?

Thanks in advance,
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Frozzie on June 19, 2012, 02:04:48 pm
Just need to go and buy the eucalyptus then im going to try this on my oven doors..

Oth than floors what have you guys used this on??
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: CreamPuff63 on June 19, 2012, 03:19:24 pm
I could only find Lectric Washing Soda (in powder form) and Lectric Soda Crystals (in crystal form). Is the Lectric Washing Soda the right product to use to make the Miracle Spray?

I used the powder, I don't think the crystals would dissolve in the boiling water (but I could be wrong cos I haven't even tried)

I tried this on my oven door, waited 5 mins, nothing drastic happened so I wiped it all off. repeated, then used Gumption - bewdiful. I will try my oven tomorrow (shame shame) and will see how that goes. Hate cleaning ovens, and I hate cleaning tho I must admit I am really good at both when I put my mind to it  :-))
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Frozzie on June 19, 2012, 05:57:16 pm
Ok bought the eucalyptus oil (expenive here) so now haveto actually make the stuff.. Tomorow is what im aiming for lol
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: dede on June 19, 2012, 09:18:05 pm
As I have been cleaning I have been wiping the walls down and found the miracle spray has removed most marks pretty easily. I'm loving the stuff. My house has never been so clean. I have used almost 5 litres of the stuff :o
Still have 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and a toilet to go.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Cuilidh on June 19, 2012, 09:29:11 pm
You're doing an amazing job, Dede.

I had a quick squirt at my oven door on Sunday, but no change, perhpas I ddin't leave it on long enough, i.e. 5 seconds! - Deedub, how did you get yours so clean?
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: deedub on June 20, 2012, 01:11:48 am
You're doing an amazing job, Dede.

I had a quick squirt at my oven door on Sunday, but no change, perhpas I ddin't leave it on long enough, i.e. 5 seconds! - Deedub, how did you get yours so clean?
Think I spoke too soon marina, it worked great on the griller door but hasn't removed the baked on marks from the oven door - I guess even miracle spray has it's limitations! Left it on for an hour this morning, not much difference. Would probably work on new stains, hate to think how long mine have been there 
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Merlin on June 20, 2012, 04:22:51 am
I always use gumption on my oven door but the miracle spray works really well on the bathroom sinks and toilets.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: deedub on June 20, 2012, 05:05:08 am
It's doing a brilliant job on the shower tiles too
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Cuilidh on June 20, 2012, 05:13:48 am
Shame about not being able to clean the glass in the oven door, will have to try Gumption on that.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Frozzie on June 20, 2012, 09:17:39 am
Yes shame thats one of the main reasons i was making it.. The oven door.. Oh well gumption it is and can also try it on the wall in the spare room where dd decided to be artistic with pen lol
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Droverjess on June 27, 2012, 09:31:20 pm
Hiya

Just checking it is made from washing soda powder, washing up liquid, malt vinegar, and eucalyptus oil?

No lectric soda in UK.

Do you use it neat ( not diluted), and do you rinse after?

Thanks in anticipation
DJ
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: dede on June 27, 2012, 09:44:41 pm
Yes it's washing soda powder. And I used white vinegar. And yes I also used it straight out of the bottle.
I must make another batch (3rd) as I only have a little bit left. :)
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: dede on June 27, 2012, 09:45:58 pm
Oh and yes washing up liquid and eucalyptus  oil
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Cuilidh on June 27, 2012, 10:11:07 pm
I forgot to get back to you all re. the oven door.  I tried again with the spray, left it on for a few minutes then had a scrub with one of those green nylon pot scourers and  a bit of gumption and the glass cleaned up really well.  there are still one or two little dots of burnt on grease left but that is mainly because I was too lazy to finish the job properly - so don't despair ladies, give it another go and see how you get on.  As I was cleaning the door I wondered whether it would make any difference if I had slightly pre-heated the oven ... do you think that would have made removal any easier / harder?

Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Droverjess on June 27, 2012, 10:43:50 pm
Thanks will add to my next shopping list.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: judydawn on June 28, 2012, 12:23:20 am
DJ, this (http://www.ehow.com/way_5393341_washing-soda-substitute.html) article may be of help to you.  I also use plain white generic brand vinegar.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Brumington on June 29, 2012, 04:25:29 am
I've only just got around to making this. I like it......a lot! I'm a big fan of the smell of eucalyptus too which is an added bonus. No mad cleaning spree for me just yet due to a poorly neck but can't wait to get this into action.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Cuilidh on June 29, 2012, 04:40:32 am
Take it easy until your neck is better, Brumington, the cleaning can wait.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Brumington on June 29, 2012, 05:01:57 am
Take it easy until your neck is better, Brumington, the cleaning can wait.

Thank you! It's an ongoing problem. I have Osteoathritis so need to manage it properly. My problem is that when my neck has been good for long periods of time I tend to not take the glucosamine. I hope this time I'll learn!
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Aussie Brenda on June 29, 2012, 07:11:00 am
I love this Miracle spray, made this and more washing powder earlier in the week.   Brumington, I too am riddled with Osteoarthritis, this cold weather does not help, my neck is stuffed  (am I allowed to say that).
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Brumington on June 30, 2012, 03:25:59 am
I can confirm that this stuff makes very light work of illumious pen on white walls. If anybody would like to borrow a three year old to confirm the same I am happy to help out. It does not however replace plaster where said child also managed to get into the LOCKED drawer and also colour the wall with a rather sharp biro.  :-))
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: dede on June 30, 2012, 05:34:05 am
oops Brumington, little one have a tendency to do these kind of things.
I have been in the girls bedroom today cleaning (including walls)
Smells nice and fresh now :)
Title: Re: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Lilli33 on July 01, 2012, 05:33:37 am
Yay, am so happy with this and yes any lovely scent in it is a bonus. This is a quick shot showing some grout I just scrubbed. And it really didn't need a lot of elbow grease iykwim. ;)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/b6efa9a6-d32f-b659.jpg)

Easy to see where I stopped to show the difference!
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: dede on July 01, 2012, 06:17:04 am
Wow Lilli I can see the difference. The only problem with this spray is once you start cleaning something you have to keep going :D
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Droverjess on July 01, 2012, 07:54:28 am
I got two oils. One is lemon eucalyptus ( the only eucalyptus i could find yesterday) the other tea tree.
DH is a bit fussy over smells but he says he can tolerate b oth of those.

Now just wondering which one to make first!
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: JuicyFruit on July 01, 2012, 10:46:42 am
Thanks for the share - I'm definitely going to make some up when I get new Washing Soda! 

Just my luck I used the last of it up mixing laundry powder yesterday lol  :-))
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Droverjess on July 01, 2012, 05:36:08 pm
Made lemon eucalyptus this time, still without sprayer bottle though.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: EmeraldSue on July 02, 2012, 10:38:14 am
I made this today with tea tree oil, as that is what I had in the cupboard. I cleaned up some mouldy grout near the shower, the shower caddy and cleaned the floors with it. My DD said that our place now smells like grandmas
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Lilli33 on July 02, 2012, 11:23:55 am
Lol, that's too funny Sue. Grandmas house...

Dede yeah I know what you mean. And it makes you realize some areas you don't scrub weekly ... Build up without you noticing till they suddenly look 'dirty'. Feels good to have the grout back to white, ESP as the bathroom next door has NEW grout!!! Lol.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: leoness79 on July 02, 2012, 01:22:13 pm
I don't know if I did something wrong but this leaves streaks and oily film over everything I clean with it??? Nice smelling though!
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: dede on July 02, 2012, 01:35:37 pm
Too much oil maybe? I find that it can leave a bit of a powdery film if not wiped off properly. Haven't noticed an oily film at all.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Droverjess on July 02, 2012, 09:10:38 pm
I made half quantity with 11mls lemon eucalyptus. Seems a bit too strong..
DD complaining everything smells of lemon.
Think that is an overstatement but I think it may be too strong.
May dilute some more.

How many drops or mls do you add of oils?
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Lilli33 on July 03, 2012, 02:08:56 am
Yeah when I did the windows it def needs the squeegee to be clear. So I think maybe the oil is doing the streamlines. Maybe I'll make another batc or half batch with none and add together. After all I'm happy with no scent or a mild one.

Now that you mention it where I cleaned the grout the are sort of footprints visible on the tiles. Which I think is due I a film.... Might have to play around. I might refer to the link too!
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: CreamPuff63 on July 03, 2012, 02:28:23 am
when I wipe over my stainless steel oven it leaves a film so I just rinse out sponge and wipe again. I think I usually do that with other cleaners too. I cleaned my washing machine with it had lots of lint under the lid around the barrel and everywhere. Came up like new. Then I lifted out the lint filter......  (if you haven't done yours for a while, I suggest you do) ...I nearly gagged, but its all good now. I am going to run it through with the HOTTEST wash, let the machine fill without any clothes in as apparently that gives it a thorough clean and pour a 2 litre bottle of vinegar into the water for a complete cycle. The vinegar will remove the scum and gunk and any hard water buildup in the bowl and hoses.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Lilli33 on July 03, 2012, 05:50:13 am
Great job CP. yeah I know exactly what you mean about gag. If my front loader is having trouble spinning out the water usually there's a coin or stuff stuck in the lint filter. And man, whenever I have cleaned it, it stinks!

Good idea about the vinegar and a wash, might do just that!!!
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: EmeraldSue on July 03, 2012, 07:10:53 am
yes, my front loader was making a terrible racket, so I rang the repair shop and they suggested I clean the filter. I found over 20 dollars in coins, shells, a spring and a few other odds and sods. It was still making a racket, so I had them come out. The repairman checked the filter and couldnt find anything, so thought that the pump was broken. He double checked the filter before ordering the part & he found a white piece of plastic way down the back that was the cause of the problem. DS had been playing with an old white mac keyboard, and had obviously left a key in his pocket which lodged in the machine. It cost me $90 for the call out. DS was not in my good books!

It pays to clean the filter regularly!
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Lilli33 on July 03, 2012, 07:31:06 am
Oh no... Well atleast he couldn't blame you!!!
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Brumington on July 03, 2012, 09:24:55 am
I'm just wondering if the film would be caused by the fact that most dishwasher detergents are concentrated nowadays? I'd be inclined to reduce the washing liquid in the recipe to see if it helps.  If it says your detergent is double concentrate reduce it by half.  I've not tried it myself but just a thought.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: CreamPuff63 on July 03, 2012, 10:53:19 am
I was told by a repairman to cut back on the powder as the recommended dosage on the packets was way too much.

"Fabric softeners leave a film over the mesh that actually stops the water from getting through. You need to get rid of this build up." quoted from my Cath Armstrong book.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Tasty on July 03, 2012, 02:48:10 pm
I really didn't think it would work for me but it did!!!! :o I can't believe it  :o :o :o

I'm in the process of doing  my kitchen floor which has tiles like dede's laundry and I've struggled to find something to really clean it but this is effortless! I've only done a test patch but all you have to do is spray, wait 10 minutes then it instantly comes off as soon as you start scrubbing!!!

Thanks so much dede for posting this in a thread of its own and posting your before and after cleaning photos - that's what made me try it! THanks to the others that dede got this from too!

I will post some before and after pics when done too!
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: dede on July 03, 2012, 09:37:16 pm
It's great when you find something that actually works.
My DD 8 once made up a mixture of water and washing powder and I don't know what else, she accidentally spilt it on my tiles. And when I cleaned it up the patch where she spilt it come up really clean. But she couldnt remember what she put in it (or didn't want to tell me) I tried all sorts as well like you to make cleaning them easier without any success until the miracle spray.
It's great stuff :D
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Brumington on July 06, 2012, 04:24:12 am
I used some of this to clean my dishwasher yesterday - just sprayed it around the door and seal etc.  When I had finished it was amazingly clean so I thought, what the heck, I'll spray some into the machine when I put the wash on.  This morning I emptied the dishwasher and was amazed at how clean and dry everything was (normally the plastics are still quite wet if I forget to open the door as soon as it's finished).  I think once in a while I will spray this stuff in cause I'm not too sure if it will damage the dishwasher if I used it all the time - then again, I don't suppose there's anything in it that could cause damage???  Anyway, this stuff makes a fantastic dishwasher cleaner!!!!
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: dede on July 06, 2012, 04:35:48 am
Oh I will have to try that. Thanks brumington :D
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: DizzyGirl on July 06, 2012, 04:59:05 am
Thanks Brummington. I have a list of jobs I want to get done and the dishwasher was on that list. Will add some and do an empty cycle.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Droverjess on July 06, 2012, 06:53:07 am
I sprayed an oven shelf with this and left 15 mins.

Here it is
(http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh621/Droverjess/118c0f10.jpg)

Then I scrubbed briefly with wire wool, and rinsed a bit and put on top shelf of dishwasher on top of all the other stuff. Quick 29 min wash.

When it came out there were quite a lot of suds at the bottom of the DW. Presumed this was from washing up liquid (Fairy liquid) in spray ?

Anyway shelves, not bad but gave further rubbing with wire wool and here is result.
(http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh621/Droverjess/470ce751.jpg)
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: dede on July 06, 2012, 09:01:48 am
Wow DJ that looks like new again.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: deedub on July 06, 2012, 10:13:21 am
Will have to try that DJ. The real miracle about this spray is that my DD9 saw me washing walls with it & begged me to let her take over!! I think she might be addicted to cleaning now - yay!
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: EmeraldSue on July 06, 2012, 10:54:07 am
DJ, those oven shelves look great. I usually clean mine by soaking in warm water and bicarbonate of soda overnight in the bath. They are too big to fit in the dishwasher, but next time I'll try spraying them with the miracle spray
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Nikkit on July 07, 2012, 02:20:41 pm
The only think this spray does not get off is the glue the timber floor guys used to glue the timber to the cement - they managed to get some on the door frames! I think I'll need some turps for that.
But everything else is sparkling in this house...the marks on the walls that I had given up on - gone!
My blocked nose is clearing and it smells good!
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: dede on July 07, 2012, 08:21:44 pm
Nikkit I had a blocked nose when I first started using the miracle spray too. Soon cleared it up :D

Oh and the miracle spray certainly won't get rid of the mark the guy that fixed my glass sliding door made either. When he took the door out of the track and turned it over he put a hole in my celing :o
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Cuilidh on July 07, 2012, 10:28:08 pm
You must have been really mad about that, Dede.  I guess even a spray that is a miracle has its limitations!  Did they give you any compensation to get the hole repaired?
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: dede on July 07, 2012, 11:00:45 pm
No I still got a bill for the repairs. Hole still in the celing. I need to fix it when I paint the celing next with some filler. He did offer to have it fixed but I said not to worry cause it won't take too much to fix. I should of got him to fix it and repaint my whole celing :(
My own fault for Being so nice cause I felt sorry for him as he felt so bad.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Nikkit on July 08, 2012, 01:32:41 pm
dede ... as good as the miracle spray is - you are right it won;t fix the hole in the ceiling. Not too sure I would have paid the bill to be honest.
Miss 10 said to me after I had made it "if this stuff is such a miracle - spray it on me so my lurgy will go away".  ;D
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: dede on July 08, 2012, 09:24:57 pm
Lol, yes it's great stuff but it's not that good :D
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: courton on July 10, 2012, 12:03:54 pm
Do you dilute the miracle product when you clean your floor tiles or just use it straight?
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: judydawn on July 10, 2012, 12:05:55 pm
Use it straight Courton.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: courton on July 10, 2012, 12:08:12 pm
Thanks JD - and next time I will wear gloves as well! I cleaned the walls today without gloves and it has peeled the skin off my palm. Powerful stuff!
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Cuilidh on July 10, 2012, 09:51:45 pm
OUCH!  Hope the damage to your hands isn't too bad - you only have two hands, so take care of them.  I haven't been wearing gloves when I've been using the spray, I think I will start wearing them from now on.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: dede on July 10, 2012, 10:17:18 pm
I haven't had gloves on either. But I did notice the first time I used it when I cleaned the tiles that I got a crack in my thumb which was quiet sore for a few days. Better wear gloves as well I think :)
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Cuilidh on July 10, 2012, 10:22:31 pm
I think the problem is that, because we make the product ourselves from ingredients we have lying around the home, we don't realise that the combinations can be caustic and harmful to us in some way.  A good lesson to be learned here!
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: CreamPuff63 on July 11, 2012, 01:58:30 am
I was cleaning the shower a couple of weeks ago, and I saw steam coming off my fingers. I don't know whether it was the vapours, or the cold day. Gloves might be the way to go.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: cookie1 on July 11, 2012, 02:37:50 am
Ooh CP you have 'magic hands.' :D
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: obbie on July 11, 2012, 06:57:41 am
Thanks for the tip for gloves..
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Droverjess on July 18, 2012, 01:43:03 pm
Has anyone reduced the amount of washing up liquid in this, or played about with the quantities in general?

I like my lemon eucalyptus smell.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: CreamPuff63 on July 18, 2012, 04:04:40 pm
The brand of dishwashing liquid I used was "Fairy" and I'm quite happy with this.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Droverjess on July 18, 2012, 05:17:19 pm
I used Fairy Liquid too!
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Twitterpated on July 19, 2012, 09:23:59 am
Want to try this but not that fussed on the eucalyptus smell. Does the oil contribute to its cleaning abilities or is it just the smell? I have some other water soluble oils so was thinking of substituting these. Has anyone else tried this?
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Cuilidh on July 19, 2012, 09:40:08 am
Twitterpated, I THINK that the eucalyptus oil has some antiseptic properties in it which would explain it's presence in this spray.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: dede on July 19, 2012, 09:41:54 am
I think eucalyptus oil does help with the cleaning but would think that it would still work well replaced with something else. Worth a try I say. :)
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: medusa on July 19, 2012, 10:26:52 am
Eucalyptus oil by itself with hot water is a really good de-greaser. I think it probably is an essential ingredient.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: EmeraldSue on July 19, 2012, 12:39:40 pm
I used tea tree oil instead, and it is working well. I sprayed it on my DS's very dirty windcheater, threw it in the washing machine and it actually came out clean.
I've stopped using it as a regular floor wash ( diluted in hot water) because it was taking too long to dry.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: cookie1 on July 22, 2012, 04:37:54 am
Eucalyptus oil by itself with hot water is a really good de-greaser. I think it probably is an essential ingredient.

I was wondering if this would get the grease off my DH's  clothes. It looks as though it will. Thanks.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: judydawn on July 22, 2012, 07:07:37 am
OK, another use for this product - a prewash stain remover.  Great to hear, another product I don't have to purchase  ;D
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Droverjess on July 22, 2012, 09:57:51 am
Agree with this.
Tried on dribble stained sheets, and worked well. Have had trouble removing these in the past.

Have yet to try on agriculturally related stains but will report IDC.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: judydawn on July 24, 2012, 11:57:45 am
I used this today when cleaning inside the rangehood as well as the 2 filters - amazingly quick and easy job i.e. until I tried to put the filters back  :-))  That took me far longer than it did to clean them. 
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: dede on July 24, 2012, 01:26:19 pm
That's good to know Judy, will have to try it with my rangehood :)
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Brumington on July 27, 2012, 06:34:42 am
I always put my range hood filters in the dishwasher. They come up a treat!
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Cuilidh on July 27, 2012, 07:50:23 am
Good idea, Brumington, I never thought of that.  Maybe spray them first to give them a bit of a head start!
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: judydawn on July 27, 2012, 08:33:08 am
Mine are too big to fit in the dishwasher  >:(
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: dede on July 27, 2012, 12:12:42 pm
And my Rangehood does not have parts that can go in the dishwasher, it has a round charcoal filter and a grease filter. My Rangehood is quiet old and I replace the charcoal myself as I can't get any new filters for it.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: ~Vanessa~ on August 07, 2012, 06:10:39 am
Hi everyone, I made this up a week or so ago, and used it to clean the shower, while it did work I wasn't "amazed" with it.

Then last night I used it to clean the floor and the cupboards in front of the stove, and decided to give the grout a scrub.....well I really shouldn't have don't that, because now I realise how dirty the rest is!!!

DP took it the spray bottle and cleaned the rest of the kitchen cupboards, then did the light switches, while I sat and scrubbed the grotty grout, then he commented that I would have to make some more of that because it works better than Sugar Soap.

So thank you for this
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: dede on August 07, 2012, 07:40:13 am
Lol Vanessa, we should of put a warning on cleaning grout :D
Once you start you have to do the whole lot.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Droverjess on August 07, 2012, 07:48:21 am
I have had two failures regarding stains with this, first oil.... Need fairy liquid to remove Oil, apply neat leave a min of an hour, rinse off a bit in cold water to prevent too many bubbles in front loader, and second cattle related stains. Revert to napisan for that kind of stain! LOL
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: judydawn on August 14, 2012, 05:28:03 am
My new housecleaner asked for this recipe after that and my own glass cleaning spray were the only cleaning products I put in her kit last week.  She was obviously impressed.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: ElleG on August 17, 2012, 12:03:11 am
Thanks for this recipe Dede. Have a bottle in each bathroom, smells really nice and works well.  I won't be trying it on grout anywhere! Thanks for the warning ;D
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: dede on August 17, 2012, 05:34:47 am
I have also filled up my empty toilet duck bottle for cleaning the toilets.
I must make up some of Judy's window cleaner as well as I use heaps of window cleaner, between mirrors, glass sliding door, windows and glass I use for framing.

Judy what was the window cleaner mixture? I know it's here somewhere.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: judydawn on August 17, 2012, 08:59:38 am
Mandi, it is just water, a glug of cloudy ammonia and a squirt of dish washing liquid.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: dede on August 17, 2012, 09:24:31 am
thanks for the precise measurements Judy ;D lol
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Cuilidh on August 17, 2012, 10:05:17 am
Does the ammonia work better than vinegar, Judy?
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: judydawn on August 17, 2012, 11:39:24 am
Probably muchy muchy Marina - this combination is what my VIP window cleaner uses so I figure if it is good enough for them, it's got to be good.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: CreamPuff63 on August 17, 2012, 03:57:54 pm
are we talking about water in a bucket or a spray bottle?
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: judydawn on August 18, 2012, 01:01:25 am
I used to make it in a 2 litre ice-cream container CP then go around washing mirrors, splashback & glass stove-top so those very rough quantities are for that amount.  I now use it in a spray bottle.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Brumington on August 18, 2012, 10:49:08 am
I can confirm that JD''s glass cleaner is amazing stuff.  I keep some in a spray bottle for glass splash backs, math room mirrors and my glass dining table. I absolutely love it.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Cuilidh on August 20, 2012, 10:09:42 pm
I've recently started spraying this on the shower walls before we have our showers to see how / if it works to help keep the glass clean and so far it looks to be doing a great job.  Only been doing it for approx. one week so far, so early days yet, but it is looking to be very effective.  Must be careful not to spray the floor, though, as it can be slippery!
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: dede on August 20, 2012, 10:14:27 pm
Yes that would be dangerous if you slipped over in the shower.
Must try that one. Especially the main bathroom, I don't know what the kids do but that shower gets disgusting very quickly.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: CreamPuff63 on September 23, 2012, 09:30:12 am
I didn't have any normal car cleaner left so I added a glug to a bucket of water.  I haven't washed my car for months - as it is kept in the garage out of the elements - but it came up really sparkling clean. The wheel rims were a lot easier to clean in getting all the black brake dust off, and it didn't seem to take as long as usual. I hope I haven't done the wrong thing by using it, but it was really good ... I actually enjoyed it!
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: cookie1 on September 23, 2012, 09:53:44 am
I'm sure your car won't dissolve over night CP. perhaps your car wash will bring us some more rain. :)
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: CreamPuff63 on September 23, 2012, 10:30:11 am
Fingers crossed cookie, but only night time rain. Maybe I'll go and hang out some washing as that's also very effective
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Merlin on September 29, 2012, 05:51:06 am
JD, I have an almost industrial type range hood/extractor fan in my kitchen with removable filters and I always put them in the dishwasher as well - they always come up sparkling. Before we did our renovation, the range hood in our kitchen had non removable filters and I had to use various sprays, all with limited effect at that time. I have to say that the miracle spray does my granite benchtops really well and if I just want to give my range hood a quick clean without putting everything in the dishwasher, the spray works really well.
 Regarding the eucalyptus oil issue that was mentioned previously, I used tea tree oil in my first batch of miracle spray. I definitely think eucalyptus or tea tree oil is essential, not only for the smell but certainly for its antibacterial properties.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: judydawn on September 29, 2012, 11:12:15 am
My filter pads are 78 cm long - no way would they fit in the dishwasher unfortunately.  Wish they could though.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Nikkit on October 22, 2012, 11:30:40 pm
I love Miracle Spray  ;D
I dropped a full 1 litre bottle of olive oil on the floor 2 minutes before I had to fly out the door last night. Glass everywhere, oil everywhere and I'm looking at the clock thinking "uh-oh". (and mumbling not so pleasant things under my breath).
Got a bucket of hot water, slopped in about a cup of the Miracle Spray and mopped it all up in 5 minutes with an old rag. Did that twice and looking at it thismorning you'd never know there was such a mess there last night.
Amazing!
Did I say that I love Miracle Spray?  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: *suzanne* on October 23, 2012, 02:48:09 am
This Miracle Spray is brilliant for getting out grass stains on my DS's and DH's cricket whites, it is amazing just spray and wash and they are gone it's a miracle  ;D
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: CreamPuff63 on November 02, 2012, 02:13:37 pm
*bump*
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: dede on November 02, 2012, 07:40:02 pm
I need to make another batch of this today as I'm out again, been through 3 full batches so far :o
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Frozzie on November 02, 2012, 08:03:17 pm
Love this stuff too.. Made a batch a month or so before leaving france.. Cleaned a heap of things and also used it in the laundry.. Love it and love the smell..

Just one thing .. I wanted to make it here but there is a fosse septic so there is alot you cant use... Has anyone used this without any danger to the septic tank???
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Droverjess on November 02, 2012, 09:36:05 pm
I used with no probs with septic tank at last place.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Aussie Brenda on November 02, 2012, 09:44:37 pm
Kim, I have a septic and I use it all the time, but I don't tip it down the septic just a spray and clean.  I do use it in the washing machine on the clothes brilliant.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Frozzie on November 02, 2012, 10:27:17 pm
Thx... Dont know what you can and cant use in septics except the obvious harmful chemicals .. You say you dont tip it down so you have a doubt AB??.. Mum and dad dont tip anything down either but would like to use the spray for them here but wouldnt want it to damage anything.. ??  I imagine granite benchtops etc are fine...
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: goldfish on November 02, 2012, 11:14:24 pm
Hi Kim - have you shown them the spray and what's in it?  I should think hey would know right away if any of the ingredients  were on the forbidden list . . .

I love the stuff!!  It's amazing what stains, etc it helps remove . . . .
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Aussie Brenda on November 02, 2012, 11:24:03 pm
Kim l don't tip it down the septic only because there is no need, I don't think there is anything harmful in it,
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Frozzie on November 03, 2012, 01:29:40 am
Fair enough ab.. Just thought when cleaning floors etc you would put down the sink..
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Aussie Brenda on November 03, 2012, 01:58:57 am
Kim, I throw my water out on the garden.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Frozzie on November 03, 2012, 03:06:31 am
Ive noticed my parents do that too..
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Yvette on November 16, 2012, 05:33:38 am
Might make this on the weekend, do you just mix it in a bowl or in the TM?
Title: Re: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: *suzanne* on November 16, 2012, 05:39:18 am
I mix mine up in an empty 2L vinegar bottle
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Cuilidh on November 16, 2012, 07:08:49 pm
I mix mine in a bowl, but the 2L bottle sounds like a much better suggestion, I will start doing that from now on.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Frozzie on November 16, 2012, 09:10:01 pm
In a large bottle
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: judydawn on November 17, 2012, 02:07:46 am
If my memory serves me correctly, this is the recipe that fizzes up if you are not careful.  I don't know how much I lost when I did it so now I mix it in a big container then pour it into the 2 litre bottle.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Cuilidh on November 17, 2012, 08:12:38 am
Mine has never fizzed, Judy, but I do recall that that has happened to somebody (or several somebodys!).  I bet if I make it in a bottle mine will fizz for the first time - Murphy's Law rules!
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: cookie1 on November 21, 2012, 01:07:20 am
That Murphy's Law is a horror. It gets me very often. :D :D
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Yvette on December 11, 2012, 12:23:32 am
Finally made this. I used a mixing bowl and only fizzed for a few seconds, then I added the rest of the ingredients. No problems  :)
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Cuilidh on December 27, 2012, 06:13:17 am
I used Miracle Spray with a scrubbie today to clean the bricks surrounding our fire place.  The scrubbie is now in tatters, but the bricks look great, the spray really cleaned out the black that had accumulated over the years in the bricks (they still have some blackness lingering, but are so, so much better than they were).  On to my windows now that it is cooling down a bit ...
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: goldfish on January 08, 2013, 09:10:24 pm
Bumping for newbies  :D   Need to make more soon . . . fabulous stuff!!
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: courton on January 09, 2013, 01:22:22 am
I have passed this 'recipe' on to SOOO many people!
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: jeninwa on January 11, 2013, 12:26:45 am
My cleaner loves this, I love my cleaner :)
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Frozzie on January 13, 2013, 07:53:41 am
Lol jen.. Miss mine she was fabulous!!
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Curry Diva on January 28, 2013, 02:50:37 am
Does anyone have any experience using miracle spray on wood. I'm just cautious b4 I use it on our kitchen table top which was my great grandmothers restored Blackwood table. ?? Thinking to do a patch test unless anyone has advice.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: judydawn on January 28, 2013, 03:03:16 am
Can you do a bit underneath the table first CD? What sort of finish does the table have.   My cleaner uses a very light spray on my oak pieces with no ill effects, rather than dry dusting she likes to use a bit of moisture. I restored my pieces using a matt finish polyurethane stain.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Curry Diva on January 28, 2013, 03:37:02 am
Thanks JD. Not too sure of the finish as I think it was done b4 I was born. It's definitely a matt type. Patch test so far so good. Thanks so much for the advice.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: KarenH on February 11, 2013, 01:59:25 am
I have just made a batch of this, and is seems very "soapy".   Do you use it like normal spray and wipe (ie spray on and wipe off with a cloth) or do you use it more as a soapy liquid cleaner that needs to be rinsed off with water afterwards?
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Cuilidh on February 11, 2013, 05:21:19 am
I use this as a spray and wipe, Karen.

I used this for spot cleaning of old spots on a light coloured carpet at the weekend and it worked really well - one stain was a small soot stain, one just general every day dirt and the other four or five had been there since we bought our home 5 years ago so I have no idea what they were!  I am so happy as these stains had been driving me nuts for ages!
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: judydawn on February 11, 2013, 05:23:25 am
Maybe the soapiness will settle down Karen.  I know mine frothed up when I first made it but there is no sign of soap in it now.  Spray on and wipe off with a soft cloth, I mainly use microfibre clothes.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Tebasile on March 07, 2013, 03:01:39 am
I love love love this cleaner ! Thanks for sharing dede  :-*
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: djinni373 on April 05, 2013, 02:12:07 am
Feeling sick today and can't work so I thought I'd do some long overdue cleaning (using Miracle spray of course) I didn't read all the pages to see if this has been mentioned previously, but the eucalyptus does a good job of clearing the head. House is starting to look better and I'm feeling a little better too. :)
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: judydawn on April 05, 2013, 02:51:01 am
It does have that affect djinni but I can't stand it at night if I have done some evening cleaning - it is far too powerful (like flowers are in the evening) for me.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Frozzie on April 05, 2013, 03:15:51 am
I made this the other day and have been using it to clean everything.. Love it as usual.. How does this compare to the spray and wipe??
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: goldfish on April 05, 2013, 03:23:05 am
Have never used S&W Frozzie... But love this one- it's phenomenal!. Just good to know exactly what's in it whereas with those commercial cleaners its hard to know what chemicals  you're spraying around the house!!
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Frozzie on April 05, 2013, 03:28:12 am
True gf but I was referring to the spray and wipe recipe on the forum.., I love this stuff and use it alot .. I haven't bought any cleaning products since our move just using this for the moment..
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: goldfish on April 05, 2013, 03:32:20 am
Do you mean the one using the lemons and vinegar? I meant to try that one but haven't yet.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: judydawn on April 05, 2013, 04:19:40 am
No I think Kim means this one GF - http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=11182.0.  I use both Kim but since I've had a cleaner I don't do much cleaning these days.  I think they both do a good job though.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: goldfish on April 05, 2013, 04:33:44 am
YesJD.. That's the one I meant :) adding lemons to the vinegar etc... I started to make some but didn't get to finish it...
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: achookwoman on April 05, 2013, 08:17:38 am
Love both these cleaners.  Must post my TMX made wool mix.  Made some but needed to try it before I posted.  Anyone as old as me may  remember the mix made with Lux flakes,  metho and euc . Oil   It works.    I make it now with pure soap , ground in TMX to powder,  then add  metho and oil,  and a bit of water.  Still not having much luck with the kitchen sink mix.  Last lot better,  using the lemon and vin. As a base with pure soap and a little washing soda.  I'll keep trying.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Cuilidh on April 05, 2013, 08:24:06 am
I used tea tree oil instead of eucalyptus oil in the last batch of Miracle Spray I made and I don't like the smell nearly as much - there's something about the eucalyptus smell that really makes you feel better - because I use it as a pre-shower spray in the shower cabinet, I get to sniff eucalyuptus at the start of the day every day and I love that.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Frozzie on April 05, 2013, 12:00:09 pm
Thx judy and others for reply.. Think ill stick to this one for now then its Quick to whip up and works xx
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Aussie Brenda on April 05, 2013, 12:39:29 pm
Yes please Chookie I will make some wool mix when you post the recipe.
Title: Re: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: goldfish on April 08, 2013, 01:41:50 am
Love this stuff- takes less than 5 minutes to mix up and cleans like a dream!!! :)
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Droverjess on April 09, 2013, 05:40:27 am
Thought I'd runout and owing to a leak nder the sink yesterday found I had some left  ;D
My essential oils are still packed and I hate buying stuff when I have it already but it is un reachable!
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: djinni373 on August 30, 2013, 01:32:13 pm
Made more of this today. Was in a bit of hurry so just mixed the soda with warm water to dissolve in an old 2l vinegar bottle, then added the rest of the ingredients and it was good to go. Fantastic stuff, made in a flash  :)
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: judydawn on August 30, 2013, 01:51:52 pm
I've been meaning to comment on this again.  My timber floor was starting to look dull (I used to wash it with a damp mop) so I added a glug of miracle spray to the water and it has now come back to life.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: goldfish on August 30, 2013, 02:10:18 pm
I've been meaning to comment on this again.  My timber floor was starting to look dull (I used to wash it with a damp mop) so I added a glug of miracle spray to the water and it has now come back to life.

Thanks Judy!  I was needing something for the floors but didn't even think about adding the miracle spray..... Love your measurements!!! ;D
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: judydawn on August 30, 2013, 03:02:56 pm
LOL, I took the lid off the spray bottle GF and tipped a decent glug in. Not sure just how much a glug would be, 1/2 a cup perhaps.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: cookie1 on August 31, 2013, 07:03:16 am
It is sort of measured by the bottle going 'glug' once.  ;) ;)
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Bedlam on September 02, 2013, 01:09:39 pm
I love this stuff also. The only "beware" is it can be slippery when wet.
Title: Re: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Thermesa on September 07, 2013, 06:34:28 am
Finished making this today and it would seem on cue that DS nearly 2 going on 7 needed to find a creative outlet. (http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/09/07/urydyna3.jpg)
The was more colorful than his first attempt. I was still putting away the bottle when he escaped with more textas.
He was confined to his cot and I don't think dad will be any wiser to it. (http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/09/07/2atunavy.jpg)
It dried to invisible.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: CreamPuff63 on September 07, 2013, 10:49:46 am
He even had time to change colours  :D
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Thermesa on September 07, 2013, 11:05:56 am
I then found my 5 year old looking for a magic block under my sink. He remembered it working for pencils on his wall. The miracle spray made short work of the white board marker that didn't wipe off the wall.

Fortunately both boys are now sound asleep and can't get up to more mischief.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Bedlam on March 09, 2014, 02:22:40 am
I thought I would bump this.
Just made up  3 lots again. I have a 5 litre old windex bottle that I store it in and then decant into a spray bottle.  It works so well on everything and is cheap and leaves a fresh but not overpowering odor.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Aussie Brenda on March 09, 2014, 09:00:17 am
Bedlam I too love this spray cleaner it's all I use it's great for everything, laundry, showers, toilets .etc.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: kmw on March 09, 2014, 10:15:45 am
Thanks Bedlam I have all the stuff to make it but forgot about it, must get onto it
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Cuilidh on March 09, 2014, 08:18:15 pm
Bedlam I too love this spray cleaner it's all I use it's great for everything, laundry, showers, toilets .etc.
Same here.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: djinni373 on March 09, 2014, 11:05:08 pm
Bedlam I too love this spray cleaner it's all I use it's great for everything, laundry, showers, toilets .etc.

Me too. It's great and quick and easy to make.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: judydawn on March 09, 2014, 11:39:55 pm
It's all I use around here plus my window cleaner I also make.  It must save heaps of money not buying all the different products on the shelves today.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: CreamPuff63 on March 10, 2014, 02:03:15 am
Its great to put a glug in a bucket of water to wash the car, brings it up sparkling and makes short work of the black road dust on the wheel rims.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Bedlam on March 10, 2014, 04:50:12 am
Definetly a good one when so many of us are still using it regularly. Unfortunately my acrylic jug didnt like me making it up in it. It has made it all cloudy!
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Droverjess on March 12, 2014, 08:31:25 am
This is interesting about the properties of washing soda (lectric).

http://www.dwellsmart.com/Products/Laundry/Soda-Crystals
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: cookie1 on March 12, 2014, 11:37:23 am
It is interesting DJ. Thanks for the link. A super cleaner.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Bedlam on March 12, 2014, 11:43:13 am
Wow DJ.  Have you ever used it when cooking veges and apples?
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Droverjess on March 13, 2014, 07:16:29 am
No bedlam, and I wouldn't either. Prefer my food natural if brown!
Bicarbonate added to asking water is meant to soften pulses too however it destroys nutrients as well.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Bedlam on March 13, 2014, 08:29:01 am
Think i agree with you on  that Dj.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: BeezeeBee on April 05, 2014, 11:36:08 am
Finally made this spray today. My ingredients had been sitting around for a while 😁

Used it on my unsightly stovetop fan.

Before

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/05/5yme7ybu.jpg)

After

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/05/edarahy3.jpg)
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Bedlam on April 05, 2014, 11:56:41 am
Glad you have made some Bee, works really well and smells fresh.  Good for cleaning build up stuff on AF tin too!
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: judydawn on April 05, 2014, 12:02:40 pm
I love the stuff, so will you BZB.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: kmw on April 06, 2014, 10:43:46 am
I made some recently and its been good, love the smell and today DH used it to clean the grease of the BBQ and he was pleased with the result  :)
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: kezza on April 06, 2014, 10:52:43 am
Made this up for the first time today and its great.  Love the fragrance of the eucalyptus.  No more buying useless, expensive cleaning products from now on.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: judydawn on April 06, 2014, 11:36:03 am
I dropped my glass oil mister bottle on the slate tiles tonight, picked up all the pieces of glass, wiped the excess oil off with a paper towel, sprayed the area with Miracle Spray then washed over it with a mop dipped in hot water only.  A perfect result.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Cornish Cream on April 06, 2014, 01:19:16 pm
I've dropped two glass mister bottles Judy :-)) And l have an unforgiving quarry tiled floor :P
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: judydawn on April 06, 2014, 02:05:10 pm
Messy isn't it CC. I thought I'd done well to have had it for so long without dropping it.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Cornish Cream on April 06, 2014, 03:12:23 pm
It certainly was Judy. :-))
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: cookie1 on April 07, 2014, 08:35:34 am
Poor ladies. I hate cleaning up things that drop, my best has been the two bottles of Port in a week. DH spilled his beer over my brother's birthday card on Saturday night. Lucky he missed the ipad.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Augusta on April 09, 2014, 03:14:24 pm
Hi everyone, I want to make this and was wondering if the 60ml of dish washing liquid is normal strength or the concentrated strength.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: CreamPuff63 on April 09, 2014, 03:39:06 pm
I happen to use the Fairy brand, but just pour straight from the bottle.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Cuilidh on April 09, 2014, 08:34:29 pm
I always decant my dish wash liquid into a separate bottle and dilute it down for day to day use, so the stuff I put into my miracle spray is diluted, not full strength and it seems to work fine.  I might try full strength dish wash when I make my next batch this weekend and see if there is much difference.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: judydawn on April 10, 2014, 12:30:21 am
I use normal strength from any large bottle of detergent.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Augusta on April 10, 2014, 07:45:34 am
I have put in the double strength and it seems fine, just a bit worried if it will froth up if I put it in water to do wooden floors.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: cookie1 on April 10, 2014, 10:05:52 am
Let us know if you get frothy floors and a picture too please. ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Augusta on April 14, 2014, 10:04:45 am
Hi cookie, didn't get frothy floors, it worked great on the wooden floors. DH said he liked the smell, better than metho. Sorry couldn't take picture as unsure how to with my ipad.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: kezza on April 16, 2014, 11:31:23 am
Augusta, I didn't think to use this on wood floors.  My floor is jarrah with high gloss.  So you are saying its okay to use this instead of the usual water and metho?  The eucalyptus smell would definitely be an improvement.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: samdobbyn on May 25, 2014, 07:50:54 am
Has anyone tried this on cream or light grout?
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Aussie Brenda on May 25, 2014, 08:14:17 am
SD I use this on everything, if your tiles have a bit if mould in them it probably won't remove it , I use some clove bud oil for that, but everything else gets the miracle spray I love it.  Try it on your washing for spot removing as well.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Augusta on May 25, 2014, 09:45:58 am
Hi kezza, sorry for the delay, we have jarrah floorboards but not high gloss. My DH says the spray should be fine on the high gloss boards but I will leave that up to you.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: thermilover on January 30, 2015, 03:56:05 am
Hope no one minds me bumping this recipe, it sounds like a very interesting mix. And from the reviews, surely something to try!
Hubby has made a vinegar and dishwashing liquid mixture which we safely use to clean bub's high chair and kitchen, without the guilt of using chemicals... But for the floorboards I still use pine o clean, surely gonna try this and avoid the store bought chemicals :)
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Cuilidh on January 30, 2015, 07:50:02 am
Good choice, Thermilover, many of us use and love this spray.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: troupie on January 30, 2015, 02:54:09 pm
I use it on everything and it works fine; not problem with pale grout.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: KarenH on February 07, 2015, 09:40:29 pm
I use this to clean the glass shower screen.  I put the mixture into one of those dish-brush things that has a hollow handle that you are supposed to fill with dishwashing liquid.  I use the one with the coarse scrubbing pad on it.  As I scrub the shower screen, the liquid seeps out from the handle into the cleaning pad onto the shower screen.  Still requires a little elbow-grease if the shower is very dirty, but it comes up a treat with out those horrible fumes from the normal shower cleaning sprays.  Once clean, I leave the brush in the shower and give it a quick rub over every few times I shower, and it keeps it clean and sparkling.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: CreamPuff63 on February 07, 2015, 10:35:00 pm
Now that's a great tip! ThAnks Karen  :-*
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: cookie1 on February 08, 2015, 01:24:16 am
Sure is. I nearly suffocate with some of the products I've used to clean the shower doors. Even with the exhaust fan on I cough.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Cuilidh on February 08, 2015, 04:04:24 am
That's good thinking, Karen.  I spray my shower down before getting in then again after then rinse it with clean water and it keeps it in pretty good shape, but your scourer trick will work wonders on those occasions when there is the inevitable accumulation of gunge.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: troupie on February 08, 2015, 05:45:17 am
I love this spray and have it in a bottle DH bought me from Bunnings that you pump up a bit and then just press the button. Cant hold the spray and wipe type bottles for long. I am doing all the kitchen group at the moment and it works a treat; spray, quick scrub and mop and its done.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: thermilover on February 08, 2015, 10:50:14 pm
That's actually a cool idea Karen, never thought of it, I use the IKEA plastic brushes to clean bathrooms at times, but this is a good one to use with cleaning products :)
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: MoragaJagga on January 25, 2016, 02:50:05 am
Can this be used to wipe marks off interior walls?  Don't want to rub off the paint but have some stubborn marks...
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: cookie1 on January 25, 2016, 11:14:26 am
I'd give it a try somewhere it can't be seen. I wouldn't rub too hard either.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Cuilidh on January 25, 2016, 07:20:32 pm
Can this be used to wipe marks off interior walls?  Don't want to rub off the paint but have some stubborn marks...

It should work, but take Cookie's advice and try it first in an inconspicuous spot then, if you go ahead, perhaps don't 'wipe' it but 'dab' it on gently.

I have used this spray to get rid of a soot mark out of a solid colour carpet and it worked, but did leave a light area which stood out a bit, however, this has now disappeared following a bit of wear over the faded spot.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: judydawn on January 26, 2016, 09:02:53 am
I cleaned the rangehood, oven etc this morning and used this spray on the greasy metal filters.  Gave them a good spray in the bath, left them for 10 minutes then covered them with hot water and a scoop of laundry powder.  Not sure how long I left them soaking whilst I cleaned the oven but they came out perfectly clean and shiny.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Katj on January 26, 2016, 12:51:47 pm
I use it for lots of cleaning jobs. It is great for shower recess tiles, and it also gets the grout really clean on our kitchen tiled floor. The kitchen floor grout gets dirtier quicker with spending half my life in there, occasionally I get a small brush and do the grout with miracle spray, it always comes up like new.
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: mab19 on January 28, 2016, 05:02:05 am
I love this spray.  I use it on my kitchen benches, on the shower and hand basin, kitchen floor etc. 
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: Cuilidh on February 04, 2017, 05:42:46 am
Went to make more of this today and discovered the recipe was actually on the bag of washing soda - saves me having to look it up every time I need to make more!
Title: Re: Miracle spray
Post by: cookie1 on February 04, 2017, 08:04:56 am
Congratulations on being the person to find it on there Marina. The only packets I usually read are food ones.