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…)
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!
The only ingredients you need to clean your cutting boards are salt and citrus. You can use the peel from a lemon or grapefruit, or you can use the essential oil (or both!).
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.
Super simple recipe that is great for removing grease, adding shine, and waking up your senses.
For best results, include vinegar in rinse dispenser.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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).
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
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
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.
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.
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.
This solution can be used for cleaning and disinfecting multiple types of surfaces.
This is a great bath tub cleaner, smells great and zero chemicals!
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.
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.