Many of you know I like a clean house. I have also been working hard doing research on eliminating toxic chemicals in my home. I have made some DIY household cleaners and DIY natural cleaning products that I would like to share with you. I have used simple ingredients to make household cleaners to replace store-bought cleaners that often contain harsh chemicals. I hope this inspires you to make your own homemade cleaners and come up with unique cleaning solutions using natural ingredients. Enjoy the following recipes!
Multi Purpose Cleaner –
Put 3 Tablespoons of Castile Soap and 2 cups of water in a spray bottle. Shake well.
*Castile soap is a natural, non-toxic, multi-purpose vegetable-based soap. It’s biodegradable, you can get it scented or unscented, and categorized as a disinfectant that will kill 99% of germs.
You can use this to clean your kitchen, bathrooms, and just about anywhere in your home. The good news is this cleaner is safe for granite counters and natural stone or any hard surfaces!
Dishwasher Detergent –
Mix 1/2 cup baking soda, 1/2 cup borax, and 1/4 cup salt together.
Use 1 tablespoon in your dishwasher. By using these basic ingredients you’ll save a ton of money.
*Need a rinse agent too? – just use straight vinegar in that dispenser.
Tile & Grout Cleaner –
You’ll make a ratio of 1:10 of vinegar and water. (1 being the vinegar)
Squirt this on the tile in your kitchen backsplash, your showers, tubs, etc, and wipe up with a scrub pad or clean cloth.
*Have tile floors? Mix the same ratio of 1:10 in a bucket of water. Use a deck brush to clean your floors with this mixture. After, use a clean mop with a warm water rinse to mop it up.
Cleaning & Hand Wipes –
Mix 1 Tablespoon of Castile soap and 1 cup of water together. Cut a roll of paper towels in half and place it in a container of your choice. Pour the soap and water mixture over the paper towels. After a couple of minutes, pull out the paper towel tube in the middle, It’ll come right out. Pull the paper towels out of the middle for ease of use.
*You can use reusable clothes instead. Place your clothes inside, pour the mixture over, use the cloth and then launder it. You can place the clean clothes back into the container.
Wipe off any surface to clean it. It’s safe to use on granite, and you can also use this as hand wipe.
Wood Cleaner –
Mix 1/4 cup olive oil and 2 Tablespoons vinegar together in a small bowl.
Use this to clean and moisturize your wood furniture with a microfiber cloth or soft cloth.
Soft Scrub –
Mix together 1/3 cup Castile soap, 2/3 cup baking soda, and 1 Tablespoon water.
Scoop some in your sinks, bathtubs, shower basins, etc. Scrub with a scrub pad and then rinse with tap water.
Air Freshener/Room Spray –
Mix 1 cup water, 1 Tablespoon baking soda, and a few drops of your favorite essential oil in a spray bottle. You can also leave it unscented as the baking soda is a natural deodorizer.
Spray in a room you wish to deodorize.
I hope you find these cleaning recipes easy to follow and that it will motivate you to use natural cleaners in your home for your daily cleaning chores.
I have several DIY cleaners and cleaning tutorials you can check out to learn more.
- Check out my post using hydrogen peroxide to clean your toilet from top to bottom and toilet bowls.
- You can see my DIY laundry detergent and other tips in this tutorial.
- Check out my vinegar hacks to see how I clean a garbage disposal with just a cup of vinegar
- Get rid of soap scum by using Castile soap.
- I use lemon juice and a cup of white vinegar to clean my microwave.
- I have a whole post dedicated to tough stains.
- I don’t use glass cleaner, I use water and a couple of clothes and you can find that tutorial here for a streak-free shine.
- I love natural products and try to stay away from bathroom cleaner that has chemicals, as well as commercial toilet bowl cleaners.
- You can purchase cleaning vinegar and this only means the concentration is stronger.
- I don’t use newspaper when cleaning windows and mirrors because the ink leaves a big mess behind
- I have a whole post dedicated to cleaning stainless steel.
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