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Get your faux plants looking new again with this easy homemade cleaner.

Updated: 6 days ago


If you have any type of artificial plant, this super simple homemade spray will clean and have them looking new again.


I have several artificial plants inside and out and this works for really dirty ones.



● 1/2 cup water


● 1/2 cup rubbing alcohol


● Spray bottle


● Microfiber cloth


Mix ingredients in spray bottle and shake gently before each spray.

Simply spray the artificial plant leaves you want to clean then buff with a microfiber cloth. That’s it!


For a more powerful clean, dampen the cloth before scrubbing.


Another common household ingredient for cleaning faux plants is vinegar, but I have used vinegar and rubbing alcohol for all the artificial plants at my house.


Rubbing alcohol cleans better and removes more dirt. It also provided more of a shine to the leaves!


Alexis Rochester is an investigative chemist, blogger and founder of Chemistry Cachet. She shares science-based skin care, cleaning, gardening and health tips. She was diagnosed with RA at age 10, so she has a passion for pain management tips and research, along with sharing her journey through this disease. When she’s not writing for Chemistry Cachet, she is taking Pilates or Barre classes, and also received her Barre teaching certification this year! She grew up in Stephenville and recently moved back with her daughter, husband and bulldog. You can find her posting pictures and fun stories daily on Instagram. Also look for Chemistry Cachet on FacebookPinterestTwitter and LinkedIn.



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