We covered the reasons why you might want to make your own cleaners here. If you’re not sure you’d like to make your own, read that post to help you figure out if making cleaning products is right for you. Once you’ve decided you want to make natural cleaners, it’s time to gather your ingredients. You’ll need:
- white vinegar
- Castile soap
- baking soda
- hydrogen peroxide
- glass spray bottles
- microfiber cloths
- essential oils
Having these simple ingredients on hand will enable you to make just about every cleaner you need.
Ingredients for Homemade Cleaners
Simple Recipes to Clean the Whole House
These quick and easy recipes will allow you to clean every room in the house.
Simple All-Purpose Cleaner
Use this vinegar-based cleaner for countertops, walls, door knobs, sinks, and more. Ingredients
- 3/4 cup vinegar
- 3/4 cup water
- 10 drops lemon essential oil
Instructions Add essential oils to a glass spray bottle. Pour water and vinegar into bottle and close with lid. Shake to blend.
Add a few drops of essential oil to a box of baking soda and stir to combine. Sprinkle on the carpet and allow to sit for 30 minutes, then vacuum.
Foaming Carpet Spot Cleaner
Instructions Mix all ingredients in a blender. Rub the foam into soiled areas with a damp sponge. Let dry thoroughly and then vacuum. The kids really enjoy rubbing the foam into the carpet.
- 1 cup baking soda
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 4 drops sweet orange essential oil
Instructions Mix all ingredients and pour into an airtight container. To use: Sprinkle a few tablespoons of the mixture into the sink and use the scrubby side of a sponge to clean the sink.
- 1 cup baking soda
- 1 cup white vinegar
Instructions Pour 1 cup of baking soda down the drain (I let it sit for a few minutes because it absorbs odors, but you don’t have to). Pour in 1 cup of vinegar. Allow to fizz and bubble. Leave for 20 minutes. Pour boiling water down the drain (about 1 quart).