After my first child was born, I started making my own homemade, all-natural cleaning products.
My purpose in making homemade, all-natural cleaners is two-fold:
1. It saves me money.
2. I can control the ingredients, which allows me to eliminate the toxins found in the majority of store-bought household cleaners.
I started out with a basic vinegar-water, all-purpose cleaner, which is incredibly easy to put together and only pennies to make! It is still one of my favorites.
A few weeks ago I chatted with Jenny from Southern Savers about making homemade, all-natural cleaners. I had to laugh at the thought of an entire podcast of me talking about making cleaners at home, when it really is so incredibly easy!
If you are planning on making your own cleaners, I recommend you go ahead and purchase some of the basic ingredients you will need for many of these recipes.
8 Homemade Cleaner Ingredients to Stock in Your Home:
- white vinegar (check out these 30+ ways to use white vinegar)
- baking soda (here are 3 reasons homemakers love baking soda!)
- lemon juice
- hydrogen peroxide
- rubbing alcohol
- washing soda (I use washing soda for SO much!)
- Castile soap (you can buy a big bottle on Amazon)
- and a few essential oils
Now that you have these basic household cleaning ingredients, here’s what you can do with them!
67 Homemade Natural Cleaning Recipes for Your Home
It can be a major timer sucker to search for homemade cleaning recipes all over the internet. So, today, I’m giving you 67 DIY natural cleaning recipes! Enjoy!
Homemade Bathroom Cleaners
Natural cleaning for the laundry room
For my thoughts on natural laundry care, read 5 Ways to Detox Your Laundry Routine.
Homemade Laundry Detergents:
Homemade Stain Removers:
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Homemade Fabric Softeners:
31. alternately, use wool dryer balls
Homemade Cleaners for the Kitchen
For more on keeping your kitchen clean, naturally, read or pin Recipe for a Toxin-Free Kitchen: 10 Homemade Kitchen Cleaners.
DIY Recipes for the Patio and Garage
46. weed killer
Cleaners for All Around the House
Homemade Carpet Cleaning:
DIY Furniture Cleaner:
Homemade Glass Cleaners:
59. “fauxbreeze“(a natural spin on Febreeze)
Homemade All-purpose Cleaners:
Want even more homemade, all-natural cleaning inspiration?
Check out these posts:
And check out my Homemade Cleaners board on Pinterest. I’m constantly adding to it!