How To Make 409 Cleaner At Home

How To Make 409 Cleaner At Home

About a year ago I started making my own cleaning products.  I was trying to avoid the highly carcinogenic cleaning products that smelled harsh and burned my eyes and instead switched to ingredients like Vinegar, Borax, Washing Soda,  Alcohol, Essential Oils and some of that Blue Dishwash soap.

Vinegar is still a pretty strong scent,  but if you add some essential oils,  you can take that down a notch.

This stuff works really well at cleaning your bathrooms and counters, you minimize exposure to carcinogens AND it’s pretty cheap as well.  Cleaning on a budget, who doesn’t love that?!

Here’s my How To video on how to make something similar to 409.

If you watch through the end, you can take a screen shot of the recipe, but please feel free to comment and ask questions, or email me at

And I’d love for you to share this post, go for it.  I also have a couple more videos on how to make a shower cleaner and soap scum remover.  Comment to let me know if you would like to see that.

Thanks for visiting and watching!

🙂 Melanie

2 thoughts on “How To Make 409 Cleaner At Home

    1. melanievbyrne Post author

      I actually use up that batch within just a few cleanings of all rooms (kitchen/bathrooms), so it’s not really an issue. However, I’ve made a batch once, did not finish it and then left town for 6 weeks. Then it took me a few more weeks to get to cleaning, and the powder ingredients became a little solid, so I tossed it. Overall it’s a really good cleaner, but I have to admit that sometimes I’m just too lazy to make another batch, and I keep a spare “real 409” bottle under my sink…way in the back 😉

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