We love cleaning with natural products! This post is a round-up of the top 10 homemade recipes for natural cleaners.
We’ve included recipes so you can make your own and save a ton of money instead of buying the toxic supermarket varieties.
Homemade Windex Recipe
1 Empty Windex Spray Bottle
1/8 Cup (1oz) White Ammonia
1/4 Cup (4oz) Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol
1 Drop Laundry Detergent
Water – To Fill The Bottle
Homemade Febreze Recipe
1/8 Cup of Your Favorite Fabric Softener
2 Tablespoons Baking Soda
Hot Tap Water – To Fill the Bottle to the Top
Shake it up in your Spray Bottle.
Spot Clean your Carpet Recipe
Always test any carpet cleaner in a small hidden area first!
1 cup vinegar and 1 cup water in a spray bottle.
Spray the stain until wet.
Use a brush to scrub the mixture into the stain.
Wait 5-10 minutes.
Gently wipe and blot up the stain with a water and soap-moistened cloth.
Repeat if necessary.
PS- For a heavy duty carpet cleaner, mix 1/4 cup each of salt, borax and vinegar. Rub paste into carpet and leave for a few hours. Vacuum.
Homemade Oven Cleaner Recipe
1 cup of water
10 drops of essential oils of your choice (lemon or orange are good ones)
½ cup of regular salt
1¼ cup of baking soda
¼ cup of white vinegar
2 teaspoons of liquid Castile soap
First, start by mixing together the essential oils with ¼ cup of water. This is a pre-treatment and should be sprayed on the oven door and walls after you have preheated the oven to 300 degrees.
Next, mix 1/4 cup of salt with ½ cup of baking soda. Sprinkle this on your oven to work on those heavy spots.
Finally, mix the remaining ingredients (minus the vinegar and ½ cup of water) into a paste and spread the paste on the oven walls, allowing it to sit overnight.
Mix the remaining ½ cup of water with the vinegar into a spray bottle and spray the entire oven.
Wipe down and rinse.
Laundry Recipe for a Dirty Pillow
Start your washing machine with HOT water and add
1 cup of liquid aundry detergent
1 cup powdered dishwasher detergent
1 cup bleach (you could try “A Natural Bleach Alternative if you are opposed to chlorine bleach)
1/2 cup borax
Clean a Dirty Dishwasher Recipe
Place a dishwasher-safe cup filled with plain white vinegar on the top rack of the dishwasher.
Use the hottest water available, run the dishwasher through a cycle.
The vinegar will help to wash away the loose, greasy grime, sanitizes, and helps remove the musty odor.
Next, sprinkle a cupful of baking soda around the bottom of the tub and run it through a short cycle.
The baking soda will help freshen and removing stains.
Daily Shower Cleaner Recipe
1/2 cup hydrogen peroxide
1/2 cup rubbing alcohol
1 teaspoon dish soap
1 tablespoon dishwasher rinse aid
3 cups water
Pour the peroxide, rubbing alcohol, dish soap and rinse aid into a spray bottle of at least a 32 oz size. Slowly add the 3 cups of water.
After showering, mist the spray on the walls of the shower and you’re done. There’s no need to wipe it down afterwards.
Homemade Goo Gone Recipe
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
2 teaspoons baking soda
Combine the vegetable oil and the baking soda in a small bowl.
Dip the edge of a piece of paper toweling in the mixture and then rub over the sticky stuff you are trying to remove.
Furniture Polish Recipe
1 small container with lid
1 cloth rag
Cut lemon in 1/2 and squeeze into container, add 1 tbsp of olive oil, add 1 tbsp of water, tighten lid and shake until emulsified.
Pour small amount onto cloth and begin wiping down furniture.
Do It Yourself Teeth Whitener
A few drops of Hydrogen Peroxide
1 teaspoon of Baking Soda
Mix the baking soda, and hydrogen peroxide in a small bowl until it becomes a paste.
Use the paste to brush your teeth, but make sure not to swallow. Follow with your regular tooth brush routine. (don’t swallow it)
Homemade Makeup Remover Wipes
BTW- #10 is a homemade makeup remover recipe. Not really a home cleaner but it’s totally worth adding!
2 cups water
1 Tbsp of coconut oil
Face wash soap (I use Neutrogena)
Plastic container (to store wipes: an old baby wipes container would work)
Paper towels (cut in half)
Pour 2 cups of warm water into the plastic container. Add a tablespoon of melted coconut oil.
Next, add a squirt of face wash and stir everything together. Then place the paper towels inside the container, seal it, and place upside for five minutes. Turn the container right side up and remove the roll in the center of the paper towel.
Breakfast, blood sugar, & inflammation
Recent research has shown that Inflammation is responsible for 7 out of 10 Deaths in the United States. But it doesn’t have to be the same way for you.
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Enjoy! Let me know how these work out for you. And if you run across anything I've missed please let me know.