All natural cleaning products are not only inexpensive, but less harmful for the environment. Here are some amazing DIY recipes that you must try for yourself!
The average American spends $42 on cleaning supplies each month. That’s $504 a year. So in 10 years, people spend a whopping $5,040 on cleaning products.
Why not put that 5 grand towards a family vacation or home improvement project instead? You can make all natural cleaning products quite easily at home with just a few ingredients.
Read on to learn how to make your own natural cleaning products for every cleaning job in the home.
DIY Cleaning Supplies
You can save a lot of money by making your own cleaning supplies. And you don’t have to worry about the effect of these products on your pets or kids.
Before you can make these all-natural cleaners, you’ll need to stock up on some basic supplies. You’ll need, white vinegar, baking soda, essential oils, and spray bottles that are glass or metal.
If you plan to use essential oils, you can’t use plastic spray bottles because the essential oils disintegrate plastic.
Fresh fruits and vegetables are important for a healthy, clean diet. But produce from the store can come home full of pesticides, bugs, and dirt. In most grocery stores you can buy produce wash but this is expensive. Not to mention the waste from packaging when you’re done with it. You can easily make your own at home.
All you do is mix 2 cups of water with 1/2 cup of white vinegar. Squeeze the juice of one lemon into the mixture and pour it into a glass or metal spray bottle.
Store your produce wash in the fridge and pull it out each time you go to the market for groceries.
Window and Glass Cleaner
Do you know that smell that makes you slightly light-headed when you clean your bathroom mirrors? Yeah, those chemicals in store-bought glass cleaners are nasty for your health. You can make your own effective glass cleaner for pennies.
You’ll need 2 cups of water, 1/2 cup of vinegar, 1/4 cup of rubbing alcohol and 2 drops of orange essential oil for smell. You can omit the essential oil if you wish.
Pour everything into a glass or metal spray bottle. Squirt onto your windows and mirrors and wipe with a microfiber cloth or paper towel.
One of the best things about all-purpose cleaners is that you can use them everywhere in your house. The ones from the store use clever marketing to convince you that you need several for different rooms in the house, but it’s not true.
This recipe is nicely scented and works great for most cleaning jobs around the home.
You’ll need equal amounts of water and white vinegar. Peel the rind off one lemon and add a few fresh rosemary sprigs. Pour all the ingredients into a spray bottle. Give it a good shake and let it infuse for a week before you use it.
You can use this cleaner to wipe wall smudges, clean countertops, remove hard water marks, and deodorize the trash can.
Mildew and Mold Remover
Everyone hates mold and mildew buildup in their showers. But it’s a tough one to get rid of. This is often what professional house cleaners spend a large amount of time on. If you’re looking for house cleaning services you can learn more here.
You can use the power of tea tree oil and baking soda to get rid of that grime once and for all. Mix 4 tablespoons of baking soda and 2-4 drops of tea tree oil in a metal or glass spray bottle. Spray it directly on the grimy surface. Let it sit for a couple of minutes. Then use an old toothbrush to scrub away the mildew. This works great on the caulking in showers as well as grout lines.
Stubborn grease in your oven or on your stove top and counters is hard to clean. Soap and water do little against it.
Make an all-natural cleaner with salt, baking soda, vinegar, and Castile soap. Mix Castile soap, baking soda, and salt to form a thick paste. Spread a layer on the inside of your oven and your stovetop. Let it sit for a couple of hours. Then use a scrubbing brush to scrub the grease away. Rinse clean with vinegar to remove the residue. Wipe dry.
You don’t have to pollute our water with toxic chemicals to unclog your drain. You can make your own DIY cleaning supplies that target clogs in toilets, sinks, or showers.
Pour some baking soda down the drain. Then follow that with vinegar. You’ll see some bubbling which means it’s working. Once the bubbling stops, rinse the drain with warm water.
Toilet Cleaner Without Chalky Residue
Have you ever noticed that cream toilet bowl cleaners leave a white filmy residue on the bowl?
What’s the point of using a cleaning product that needs cleaning afterward? Instead, use vinegar and water to clean both the inside and outside of your toilet. The vinegar removes water rings and stains and doesn’t leave a filmy residue.
Carpet Spot Treatment
It’s hard to keep carpets clean when you have a busy household. You can make an all natural cleaner that is tough on stains.
Put 6 tablespoons of baking soda in a small bowl. Add a few drops of your favorite essential oil. Then sprinkle the mixture over your carpet stain. Leave the mixture to soak in overnight (or at least for a few hours). Vacuum up the baking soda. Then, mix 1 tablespoon of Castile soap with 2 tablespoons of warm water. Pour into a spray bottle and soak the stain. Leave it to set for a few minutes. Then rub the stain with a cloth. You’ll have to use some elbow grease at this point. Let it dry and vacuum once more.
Hardwood Floor Cleaner
Hardwood is delicate. You can’t just mop it because the wood will become too wet and could warp. But specialty hardwood cleaners are expensive. You can make your own hardwood cleaner that smells great and is affordable.
Mix 1/2 cup of white wine vinegar in 1 gallon of warm water. Add in 10 drops of orange or another citrus essential oil. Pour into a spray bottle and mist over your hardwood, one area at a time. Mop with a dry mop or wipe with a cloth.
Final Thoughts on All Natural Cleaning Products
Easy, isn’t it? You can make homemade all natural cleaning products to clean every part of your home.
Not only are DIY cleaning supplies better for your wallet, but they are also safe for our planet, pets, and kids. Next, learn how to be environmentally friendly during your spring cleaning.