DIY Household Cleaners
Make simple and powerful cleaners for your home without harsh chemicals, dyes, or artificial fragrances.
All you need are 3 simple ingredients, which you might already have in your pantry. They are safe to use around your family and pets as well as being gentle on the environment! These cleaners are less expensive than the products in grocery stores or online so they are great option to stay on budget without sacrificing effectiveness.
One of my goals this year is to slowly eliminate artificial fragrances and chemicals. I want to replace our household cleaners and air fresheners with more natural ingredients and scents. Plus, they are much better for the environment and the planet so it's a win-win! There are several companies that offer great products but it's fun that you can also make some yourself.
Here are three products that you can make to start cleaning your home with effective natural power
All Purpose Cleaner
1 part white distilled vinegar
1 part distilled water
5-6 drops of essential oil (lemon and orange for “Citrus Clean” or lavender and eucalyptus for a “Fresh and Calm Clean”)
Pour all ingredients in an empty spray bottle and get spritzing!
Toilet Bowl Cleaner
1 cup white distilled vinegar
¼ cup baking soda
4 drops tea tree essential oil
2 drops mint
Mix all ingredients in a bowl (use a big bowl since it will fizz) and pour into the toilet. Scrub and let sit for 15 - 20 minutes. Flush and pat yourself on the back for tackling the ceramic throne.
2 cups baking soda
10-15 drops of essential oils
(Double or triple the quantity if cleaning larger surfaces)
This was a lifesaver when we moved into our house. We had to replace the old carpets and after the new ones were installed, I sprinkled this over the entire surface and let it sit for several hours (preferably overnight). Afterwards, I vacuumed up the baking soda, which had absorbed the oder, and that “new carpet” smell was gone! Magic!
Store any leftovers in an airtight container for future use
So, what do you think? Are you willing to try to make your own cleaning products? The best part is that you can completely customize the scents by using different essential oils. Let's get to some spring cleaning!
I would love to hear if you make these and how you like them!