Cleaning Solutions

Homemade cleaners are all the rage right now, and it’s easy to see why–

People are tired of paying big bucks for store-bought cleaners than almost require a gas mask in order to use safely. Plus, many homemade versions work just as good, if not better than the commercial brands. So what’s not to love!?

I’ve used an all-purpose cleaner for years now… But, not gonna lie– sometimes I miss the fancy “flavors” and scents of the store-bought cleaners.

Which is why I’ve been thrilled to find new recipes for chemical-free cleaners. They are all-natural and safe enough to eat (not that I would recommend that, but you could if you really wanted too…)

Best Cleaning Spray

Ingredients
  • 2 Ounces
    White Vinegar
  • 1 Milliliter
    Essential Oils (25 drops each Lemon, Wild Orange, & Tea Tree oils)

Clean Wipes

Cleansing wipes are extremely convenient and are great to have on hand when wiping down surfaces. Making your own wipes is easy, fun, effective, and affordable. You probably already have everything you need in your home, so get going!

Ingredients
  • Roll Premium Paper Towel
  • 2 Cups
    Water
  • 2 Tablespoons
    Coconut Oil
  • 3 Drops
    Protective Blend
  • 3 Drops
    Lemon
  • 1 to 2 Tablespoon
    Castile Soap

Deodorizing Poo Spray

It works so well because the essential oils create a physical barrier, trapping the stink below.  You don’t even have to do a courtesy flush (saving you loads of water in the long-run).  The ingredients are only three- Vodka, distilled water and an essential oil blend making it a simple DIY project you can whip up in minutes.

Ingredients
  • 8 Ounces
    glass spray bottle
  • 3 Tablespoons
    Vodka (Rubbing alcohol or Witch Hazel works too)
  • 1 Cup
    Distilled Water (Use the purest water you can find. Helps with products longevity)
  • 30 Drops
    Grapefruit
  • 20 Drops
    Lavender
  • 5 Drops
    Peppermint Oil

Dish Soap

Super simple recipe that is great for removing grease, adding shine, and waking up your senses.

Ingredients
  • 2 Cups
    Castile Soap
  • 20 Drops
    Lime
  • 8 Drops
    Lemon
  • 6 Drops
    Invigorating Blend

Dishwasher Detergent Powder

For best results, include vinegar in rinse dispenser.

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Ingredients
  • 1 Cup
    Borax
  • 1 Cup
    Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda
  • 1 Tablespoon
    Kosher Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon
    citric acid

Dishwasher Detergent Tabs

Replace the toxic chemicals that you might currently use in your dishwasher (like I did until very recently) and replace them with natural ingredients. And, the basic ingredients are so easy to find! Most of us can find the main ingredient in the detergent aisle of our grocery store.

To make this even better, we add citrus fresh essential oil blend to create a clean and refreshing aromatherapy session. Get your dishes clean while adding the uplifting burst of citrus fresh essential oil in your kitchen. That’s enough to brighten anyone’s day!

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Important Tip:

The key to this recipe’s success is the square silicone pan. The dishwasher tabs get formed into the perfect size for the detergent compartment on my dishwasher and they pop out of the mold in a snap!

Ingredients
  • 1 1/4 Cup
    Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda
  • 3 Tablespoons
    Sea Salt
  • 45 Drops
    Citrus Blend
  • 1/2 Cup
    water

Floor Cleaner

Ingredients
  • 1/4 Cup
    White Vinegar
  • 1
    Bucket Hot Water
  • 5 to 10 Drops
    Tea Tree, Lemon or Cleansing Blend

Foaming Hand Soap

Ingredients
  • 3 Tablespoons
    Castile Soap
  • 1/2 Teaspoon
    Vegetable Glycerine Oil
  • 15 Drops
    Favorite Essential Oil Combo

Garbage Disposal Fizz Bombs

If you liked the Toilet Fizz Bombs, these are also easy to make and work wonderfully in refreshing the garbage disposal. They smell SOOOOO good!  I used lemon essential oil but you could also use Citrus Bliss or any other citrus scented oil.

Ingredients
  • 3/4 Cups
    Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Cup
    Salt
  • 3/4 Teaspoons
    Dish Washing Soap
  • 10 Drops
    Lemon Essential Oil

Gardener’s Hand Soap

Planting and maintaining your own garden has many benefits; however, the dirt-stained hands you get from gardening are far from ideal. This easy-to-make Gardener’s Hand Soap exfoliates, cleanses, and moisturizes all in one use!

Ingredients
  • 1/2 Cup
    White Sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons
    Castile Soap
  • 1 Teaspoon
    Sweet Almond Oil
  • 7 Drops
  • 5 Drops
    Melaleuca

Glass Cleaner

Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 Cup
    White Vinegar
  • 1/2 Cup
    Distilled Water
  • 8 Drops
    Lemon

Greasy Pots and Pan Cleaner

It’s so fun to clean greasy pots and pans . . .

You can stand at your sink for hours, working your fingers to the bone and tiring your arm out as you scrub-scrub-scrub away.

Here is an all natural abrasive salt soap recipe that helps cut through grease. You can use it on any pots and pans that tolerate abrasive scrubbing well (but you might want to use something else for pots and pans that have a protective coating, which might not respond so well to abrasion).

Ingredients
  • 2 Tablespoons
    Pink Himalayan salt
  • 4 Tablespoons
    castile soap

Green Cleaner

This cleaner is called green because of this non-toxic properties. It includes:

  • Peppermint; airborne anti-microbial, energizing aroma, immune support
  • Lemon; airborne anti-microbial, refreshing aroma, immune support
  • Orange; airborne anti-microbial, uplifting aroma, immune support
Ingredients
  • 3 Ounces
    Distilled Water
  • 2 Teaspoons
    Castile Soap
  • Dash White Vinegar
  • 5 Drops
    Peppermint
  • 15 Drops
    Lemon
  • 15 Drops
    Wild Orange

Hand Cleaning Solution

To aid in supporting our immune system, this recipe includes:

  • Lavender; skin nourishing, anti-infectious, anti-viral, and anti-bacterial
  • Orange; immune stimulate, anti-infectious, anti-viral, and anti-bacterial
Ingredients
  • 1 Ounce
    Aloe Vera Gel (30 ml)
  • 15 Drops
    Lavender
  • 5 Drops
    Wild Orange

Hot Tub

Ingredients
  • 3 Drops
    per person Lavender, Cinnamon, Clove, Eucalyptus, Thyme, Lemon, or Grapefruit

Kitchen Cleaner

Ingredients
  • 1 Cup
    Water
  • 5 Drops
    Lemon
  • 5 Drops
    Wild Orange
  • 1 Cup
    Hydrogen Peroxide

Laundry Bombs

Laundry doesn’t have to be a chore. Instead of lugging your detergent, stain stick, fabric softener, and your laundry to the washing machine, here’s a homemade laundry bomb that does it all. You can pick up the basic ingredients at your local grocery store for a few dollars, making these little helpers seriously budget-friendly. Scent with your favorite essential oil for a personalized smell and you’re ready to get washing.

Makes around 28 laundry bombs.

Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 Cup
    Washing Soda
  • 1/2 Cup
    Fels-Naptha
  • 2 Tablespoons
    Epson Salt
  • 3 Tablespoons
    hydrogen peroxide
  • 1/4 Cup
    Vinegar
  • 15 - 20 Drops
    Favorite Combination of Essential Oils

Laundry Stain Remover

I researched an all-natural way to get stains out and through testing found this simple essential oil stain remover works great! As with most spot removers, it definitely works best if you’re able to treat the spot immediately when you notice the stain.

If you’re not able to that’s ok but it can help produce even better results.

Ingredients
  • 20 Drops
    Lemon Essential Oil
  • 1/4 Cup
    Peroxide
  • 2 Tablespoons
    Castile Soap

Natural Hand Scrub

This recipe is for those of you who need a really good cleaning scrub for your hands. Maybe you’re a gardener, or perhaps you work with clay. This recipe is hands-down one of my favorites anytime I need a good hand scrub! Plus, it nourishes skin, so it won’t dry your hands out if you use it on a regular basis.

Ingredients
  • 1.5 Ounces
    pink Himalayan salt
  • 1 Ounce
    coconut oil
  • 1 Ounce
    jojoba oil
  • 25 Drops
    Lavender
  • 15 Drops
    Lemon

Pots, Pan, & Dishes

Ingredients
  • 1 Cup
    Castile Soap
  • 3 Tablespoons
    Water
  • 20 Drops
    Lemon, Cleansing Blend, or Citrus Blend

Sanitizing Cleaning Solution

This solution can be used for cleaning and disinfecting multiple types of surfaces.

Ingredients
  • 2 Tablespoons
    White Vinegar
  • 1 Teaspoon
    Borax
  • 10 Drops
    Lemon, Eucalyptus, or Lavender

Soft Scrub

This is a great bath tub cleaner, smells great and zero chemicals!

Ingredients
  • 3/4 Cups
    Baking Soda
  • 1/4 Cup
    Castile Soap
  • 1 Tablespoon
    Water
  • 8 Drops
    Lemon
  • 5 Drops
    Lime

Toilet Cleaner Fizz Bombs

These DIY Toilet Fizz Bombs are so easy to make and work wonderfully in the bathrooms.  Use as often as you wish by dropping one Fizz Bomb into the toilet and watch the fizzing action go to work.  I filled my DIY Toilet Fizz Bombs with my favorite oil – Lemon.  Everytime I use these my entire bathroom smells of lemons and it smells amazing.  These are so simple to use, you can even allow the older kids to help out.

Ingredients
  • 1/4 Cup
    Citric Acid
  • 1 Cup
    Baking Soda
  • 3 - 5 Drops
    White Vinegar
  • 15 Drops
    Lemon Essential Oil

Toilet Tabs

Cleaning the toilet is one of the most unpleasant chores that we have to do in order to protect our health en keep our toilet fresh. But who said that you can’t make this chore easier? You really should try the following cheap cleaning agent, instead of investing in expensive cleaning agents full of harsh chemicals.

Ingredients
  • 160 Grams
    Baking Soda
  • 60 Milliliters
    Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 Tablespoon
    Vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon
    Hydrogen Peroxide
  • 15 - 20 Drops
    Favorite Essential Oil Combination

Tough Dish Soap

Ingredients
  • 1/2 Teaspoon
    Salt
  • 5 Drops
    Cleansing Blend
  • 5 Drops
    Grapefruit
  • 5 Drops
    Lemon
  • 1/2 Cup
    Water
  • 1 Teaspoon
    Vegetable Glycerin Oil
  • 1 Cup
    Castile Soap

Window Cleaner

Ingredients
  • 1 Cup
    White Vinegar
  • 3 Cups
    Water
  • 10 to 15 Drops
    Lemon


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