Lifestyle · Minimalism

DIY Natural Cleaning Products with Recipies

pexels-photo-257279Hey, everyone! I’ve been making my own cleaning products for a couple of years now and I freaking love it. Part of why I started looking into more natural cleaning was because I’m allergic or very sensitive to most cleaning products. I also have eczema/psoriasis to that makes everything even more fun.

I really started looking into the whole thing when I was working at an ice cream and burger place at my university. It makes sense that a large commercial food establishment would use industrial cleaners, especially since it has to fight against the high amount of grease and other types of sticky stuff.

However, my hands, my face, my entire body, even if I didn’t directly use them while cleaning (sometimes I was counting out my cash drawer or doing dishes, or whatever) were a wreck, and I would leave feeling itchy.

Some people don’t believe in “natural” or “holistic” cleaning, and that’s fine. When I move into a new apartment, I always bleach the crap out of everything because who knows if it was ever cleaned and who lived there. But after the initial crazy chemical bath, my home made concoctions do just fine.

I found and tried several recipes, and I’ve compiled the easiest and most effective ones for all of you! Honestly, I don’t remember where they came from (YouTube, Pinterest, the bowels of the interwebs, etc.) but I didn’t come up with any of these. Feel free to experiment and let me know how it goes!

All-Purpose Cleaner

2 T dishwashing liquid

2 C distilled water

10 drops essential oil

Mix together in a spray bottle. Shake before spraying.

Bathroom/Kitchen Stain Cleaner

Equal parts dishwashing liquid and baking soda.

Mix ingredients in a bowl. Add a few drops of water to make a paste. Place on a sponge and use to pre-treat the stain. Wait 2 minutes. Scrub away. Rinse well and buff dry. Cannot be stored.

Degreaser & Soap Scum Remover

50% dishwashing liquid

50% vinegar

10 drops essential oil (lemon works great for sticky stuff)

Put into spray bottle. Shake before spraying.


50% rubbing alcohol

50% distilled water

20 drops essential oil (Melaleuca works great)

Electronics & Touchscreen Cleaner

1 part water

1 part rubbing alcohol

Put into spray bottle. Spray onto a corner of a microfiber towel and wipe clean with the dry corner.

Glass Cleaner

50% vinegar

50% distilled water.

Blend together in a spray bottle. Shake before spraying.

Lemon Vinegar All-Purpose Cleaner

2 lemons, sliced

1 1/2 cup vinegar

Add lemons to a glass jar of vinegar. Let sit for a week. Use to disinfect anything.

Linen Spray

1 part distilled water

1 C cheap, flavorless vodka

30-40 drops essential oil (lavender is my favorite)

Place ingredients into a glass spray bottle. Shake well before spraying.

Natural Stone Cleaner

1 part rubbing alcohol

3 parts water

few squires dishwashing liquid

Blend together in a spray bottle. Shake before spraying.

Produce Wash

2 T baking soda

1 C water

1/2 C vinegar

Shake bottle before use and pour on produce to soak. Rinse afterward.

Stain Remover

2 parts hydrogen peroxide

1 part dishwashing liquid

Blend and use as a pretreatment.





4 thoughts on “DIY Natural Cleaning Products with Recipies

  1. Obsessed with natural remedy’s! It’s amazing how much money that can be saved just by making your own cleaner! Not to mention it’s SO much healthier! No one needs all those harsh chemicals in their living space. Especially if they have children or pets! Great post!


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