When it comes to cleaning your house, the last thing you want to do is remove the dirt, but replace it with harmful chemicals. At the cost of cleaning supplies growing along with the growing research of the harmful effects of these chemicals on your family, creating your own, natural cleaning products is an easy task for any one to take on.
There are all sorts of combinations and recipes to make your own cleaning products, from all-purpose cleaners, to floor cleaners, and all around bathroom cleaners. Not only do these recipes save you money, but also they are made from products you may already have in your home!
Make Your Own Natural Cleaning Products
Ingredients to have:
Essential Oils are a great addition to your cleaning routine as they offer great properties from being a disinfectant, antifungal, and working against mold, mildew, and hard water stains.
All Purpose Cleaner
- 1 cup white vinegar
- 1 cup water
- 1 tsp. Castile Soap (or any natural soap)
- 20 drops lavender essential oil
This recipe is safe to use on all surfaces, and is leaves an amazing scent behind. It works well on grease, smudges, and stains on countertops, tables, and appliances.
Bathroom Disinfectant Cleaner
Tea tree oil is a great disinfectant and anti fungal oil. It can be used to rid your bathrooms of germs, mold, and mildew. Cedar Wood is also a great piney scent to use in toilets and in bathtubs that also works the same way.
Natural Scrub Mix
- 1 cup baking soda
- 1 tsp. castile soap
- 1 tsp. white vinegar
- ¼ cup water (or add until desired consistency)
- 15 drops lemon oil
This is an amazing mix that will scrub any kitchen sink, bathroom, tub, and can also be used a toilet scrub. Either apply directly on the surface you want to scrub down, or place this mixture into a squeeze tube container.
Wood Floor Cleaner
- 1 bucket hot water
- ½ cup white vinegar
- 10 drops of tea tree oil
Tile/Laminate Floor Cleaners
Both of these recipes work great on cleaning floors and leave no streaks behind. Be sure you go over the areas well and do not leave excess water so it can dry naturally.
You are also able to store these products up to 2 weeks, but it is recommended that you make them fresh every other time you clean.
These products will not only get your home sparkling clean, they will save you money and save you the worry and stress about keeping your family safe.