Homemade Magic Eraser

Amy Alusa Recipe

By Amy Alusa amyalulsa


Have you ever used the "Magic Eraser"? Well, I have and it is indeed magic! However, incredibly expensive.


2 Tbsp
12 oz
warm to hot water
12 oz
white vinegar
your favorite essential oil (i used lavender)
24 oz
spray bottle (dollar store )

Directions Step-By-Step

You are going to mix this right in you spray bottle! Add the warm to hot water and the Borax. Cover bottle and shake until Borax has dissolved. Next add the white vinegar. Add as many drops of your essential oil as you would like (each one is different, therefore requiring different amounts to mask the vinegar smell). Lightly shake up and start cleaning

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Soaps

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Amy Alusa amyalulsa
Sep 10, 2013
I use vinegar an incredible lot too. It is really a miracle fluid! It gets stains off of chrome too. Mixed with peroxide and baking soda, it takes a lot of any built up oil on old pans that you may need to use too.
Amy Alusa amyalulsa
Sep 10, 2013
Oh, you surely can use this on almost anything...I expect not much help on fabric; but I know it works well on anything difficult to clean. It is amazing on doors, doorjams, stains on wooden furniture and oil stains on banisters, etc. It is phenomenal on sink scratches too.
Carolyn Covey grandmaof3octobers
Sep 9, 2013
Magic Erasers are great for cleaning tennis shoes. I'm looking forward to trying this recipe.
Deb Crane songchef
Jun 30, 2013
Tina, I would think you could use this on everything you could use the magic sponge on.(Magic sponge isnt to be used on wood or cars or stainless steel) It acts like a very fine sandpaper, so keep that in mind on the surfaces you would want to avoid sanding.
I will be trying this and will report back. :)

Vinegar cleans everything! My daughter in law uses just vinegar for most all of her cleaning needs.

I have also read that the magic sponge is made out of melamine foam. You can purchase this foam on Amazon. (cheaper then buying the name brand and it is the same thing)
tina henderson waterfalls
Jun 30, 2013
what can i use this on?