Making your own cleaners at home reduces your exposure to harsh chemicals. These 4 DIY cleaners might even work better than name-brand cleaning supplies. Try these homemade natural cleaners to get every room of your home sparkling clean.
In the Kitchen
Grease build-up, dull stainless steel, and smears are no match for this simple combination. Mix in a clean spray bottle and shake before using it to wipe down every surface in your kitchen.
½ cup white vinegar
2 Tbsp baking soda
5 to 10 drops tea tree or lemon essential oil
The acidic vinegar dissolves grease while the baking soda helps scrub away more resistant particles. Essential oils make your spray smell great while adding a little antimicrobial kick to your homemade natural cleaners. Remember to avoid using this mixture on stone surfaces where only pH neutral products are safe.
Try this combo to give your oven an intense clean without chemicals.
2-3 Tbsp water
½ cup baking soda
½ cup white vinegar
Mix into a thin paste to scrub away cooked-on grime without breaking a sweat.
In the Bathroom
Take on your tiles, grout, and tubs with confidence. This combo includes natural ingredients to boost the power of your favorite soap. Make a paste and use it to scrub away grime without worrying about questionable additives.
1 ½ cups baking soda
½ cup liquid soap (Castile works great, but dish soap is fine too!)
5 to 10 drops tea tree, lemon, or lavender oil
Baking soda adds an abrasive quality to your soap that helps slough off stubborn grime. The soap is then able to catch dirt particles, so they can be rinsed away. Fragrant oils leave a light antibacterial gloss on shiny surfaces.
In the Laundry
Keep your clothes soft without worrying about too much perfume or unnecessary additives.
A 15-ounce bottle of your favorite hair conditioner
2 ½ cups white vinegar
5 ½ cups water
15 to 20 drops essential oil for fragrance
Use ¼ cup of this homemade fabric softener to freshen a standard-sized load.
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