Looking to clean your house, but out of store-bought cleaners? Maybe you want to officially switch to natural cleaning products from store-bought chemicals. Either way, everything you need is probably lurking in the back of your pantry! Natural cleaning saves you money, time, and exposure to harsh chemicals. So check out these 10 natural cleaners you can whip up in a flash.
If you don't have everything on-hand in the pantry, you can buy ingredients like Borax, washing soda, and Sal Suds on Amazon. For most of these cleaners, though, the natural ingredients will already be under your kitchen sink.
1. All-Purpose Cleaner
Doing some late night last minute cleaning before vacation time officially starts 😛 and i needed to take a minute to give a shout out to my two favorite products to pick up when I'm cleaning! My life would not be the same with out these two babies XD yup white vinegar and baking soda...Not KIDDING you guys I use them for EVERYTHING! Not only are they inexpensive, but they are also a very healthy natural alternative to harsh heavy cleaners! And with two kitties running around getting into EVERYTHING (I'm talking to you bane 😉 ) it takes off some worry. ALSO BELIEVE IT OR NOT these babies are some of the strongest cleaners I have used! If you haven't used either one I have a recipe for a nice spray cleaner all ya need is some dish soap these two and a spray bottle and you will fall in love too i promise! Sorry needed to take a minute to gush about them... #gush #springcleaning #naturalcleaners #safecleaning #bakingsoda #cleaning #cleaningtips #thinkgreen #greencleaning
Forget complicated cleaning solutions. Combine vinegar and baking soda, and you can clean pretty much anything.
Place 1/2 cup white vinegar and 2 tablespoons baking soda in a 12-ounce spray bottle. Fill it to the top with water and get ready to clean away.
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Combine 1/2 cup each of white vinegar and vodka with 1 1/2 cups water. Spray it on your surfaces and let it sit for 10 minutes before wiping clean with microfiber cloths.
3. Heavy Duty Stove Cleaner
Baked on grease and grime is really hard to remove, and using store-bought cleaners usually leaves my kitchen smelling more like chemicals than anything. That's why natural cleaning solutions are the answer!
Mix together 2 cups of hot water, 1 tablespoon natural dish soap, and 1 teaspoon borax. Spray it on your stove stains and it'll be ready to wipe clean in 20 minutes.
4. Scouring powder
Say goodbye to soap scum on tubs and showers thanks to homemade cleaners.
All you need is 2 parts baking soda, 1 part salt, 1 part borax. Spray, scrub, be happy!
5. Window Glass Cleaner
Fill a jar halfway full with citrus peels and cover them with white vinegar. Let them sit for a few days or up to two weeks.
Strain out the vinegar and combine with equal parts water to use as a pleasant-smelling window cleaner. This also makes a good spider repellant, too.
6. Laundry Detergent
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Conventional laundry detergent is loaded with chemicals and fragrances. Luckily it's easy to make at home, and for pennies on the dollar, too!
Combine 2 parts washing soda, 2 parts Borax, and 1 part grated soap. Add a few drops of essential oils to make your clothes smell nice.
7. Fabric Softener
I've been wanting to save money and cut the amount of processed, toxic crap out of the products I use everyday. Finally got to it and made homemade fabric softener. Quite a few 'clean' brands I looked at still got C or D ratings with The Environmental Working Group. They say to skip it altogether but I'm not sure I can make that jump yet. First load washing...We'll see how it goes! #beckysjams #homemade #natural
All you need for soft clothes is hair conditioner! Combine 5.5 cups of water with 15 oz bottle of hair conditioner, 2.5 cups of vinegar, and essential oils for fragrance.
Use about 1/4 cup of the solution in with your normal wash for naturally soft clothes.
8. Stain Remover
A 3-percent hydrogen peroxide solution makes an easy stain remover. To make the solution, combine 1-ounce hydrogen peroxide with 11-ounces of water.
Store it in a 12-ounce spray bottle so it's ready to spray anytime. All it needs if a few minutes to soak and into the laundry like normal.
9. Liquid Dish Soap
In an effort to make my home chemical free I started looking into making my own household cleaners. This natural dish soap is made with Castile soap which is made from 100% plant oils. I choose lime essential oil because it has disinfecting properties. Lemon essential oil because it is a natural grease cutter as well as a natural antibacterial disinfectant. Both of these citrus oils have a naturally uplifting aromatic scent. And who doesn’t need an uplifting boost when washing dishes? ://www.essentiallyorganizedlife.com/household/natural-dish-soap/ #doterra #naturaldishsoap #essentialoils #essentiallyorganized
1/2 cup each of water, white vinegar, and Sal Suds plus 2 teaspoons kosher salt and 1 teaspoon lemon juice is all you need to make an effective dish soap.
Add the essential oils of your choosing for aroma, and some of them even have disinfecting properties.
10. Toilet Bowl Cleaner
This is quick and easy, you don't even have to premix anything. Sprinkle baking soda around the inside of the toilet.
Add a cup of white vinegar to the toilet bowl and scrub with a toilet brush. Flush and you're done!