I think I found a natural bathroom cleaner for those of us who sometimes just don’t want to make it ourselves. It’s by a company called Pur Home, and you can find it on their website here.
I tried the black-owned cleaning products back in December and have been using them ever since. I love them, I got the lemon and lavender scented bathroom cleaner and kitchen cleaner. The natural bathroom cleaner was a light scent, was not overwhelming, and worked well with picking up dirt and whatever else was on the countertops.
She has products that are concentrated and sometimes for our convenience she’ll have options that are already mixed. Not sure if it’s a lot of Pur Home reviews out there but I wanted to share my two cents on the Pur Home cleaning products.
I had been following their Instagram for a while now and was very interested in trying a few products, especially the natural bathroom cleaner, and I was so happy when it came. It was a decent size bottle and I didn’t need much for the product to work. A little went a long way. The packaging was on brand and the bottle is sturdy not like a typical weak cleaning bottle that breaks or bends after a few uses. I appreciated this because I have no problem repurposing bottles.
The only suggestion I have is to order early because it does take time for the product to get to you. I think that’s mainly because she makes products by hand.
Overall love the customer service and quality of the products. Definitely will be trying other products from this company in the future.
Have you all heard of this company? Which product should I try next?
Tested and un-tested chemicals are everywhere, so I know how important it is to try to clean the bathroom without using harsh chemicals. The bathroom is one of the most bacteria inviting places in our home and we want to try to do our best to keep it clean, right? I want to share, how I clean my bathroom without harsh chemicals.
Step 1: Download the app “Think Dirty”
Step 2: Go through all the cleaning products in your basket and remove what you want
Step 3: Purchase Baking Soda, Lemon Oil, Tea Tree Oil, White Vinegar, & Orange Oil (optional)
What is the best thing to clean bathrooms with
For me, the items in step 3 are in my opinion, the best things for me to clean my bathroom with. I sometimes switch it up when I’m feeling fancy and may add lavender essential oils, or use some castile soap. But mostly, starting out I kept it real simple and this is what I used.
Baking soda – Because, It’s an odor eliminator, easy to purchase at most stores, removes most tough stains, it also breaks up dirt and grease, plus it doesn’t leave scratches like some of its competitors.
Lemon Oil- Because it can reduce the spread of bacteria, it’s a mood lifter, offers a streak-free shine, and it helps keep the air fresh. Plus it just smells clean (personally it reminds me of pine-sol without the chemicals).
Tea Tree Oil- Because, it has antibacterial properties, an odor eliminator, and it’s been known to remove mold
White Vinegar- Because, it’s already in a lot of the cleaning products in stores, it removes dirt and grime, it dissolves soap scum, and it’s also been known to be a natural bacteria fighter
Orange Oil- Who doesn’t like a citrusy-smelling restroom! Plus it’s a great degreaser, wood polisher, lifts dirt, and great deodorizer
What is a natural bathroom cleaner?
Now that you understand the ingredients and why I chose them, let’s learn how to make some natural bathroom cleaner. By the way, it’s pretty simple to make, and you can alter it however you want. I have a bunch of bathroom recipes in the DIY natural cleaning products blog I posted a few weeks ago. But for this one, we will be making a simple all-purpose bathroom cleaner. You’ll need an empty spray bottle of your choice. Follow the steps below to make this easy DIY bathroom cleaner with essential oils recipe. Just mix in the ingredients, If it takes you longer than 6 mins you’re doing it wrong lol.
Add some vinegar to the bottle
Some water (i like to add more water than vinegar to cut that smell
Add lemon oil and a few drops of tea tree oil
Shake it up and it’s ready to use
How can I disinfect my bathroom naturally
So after you’ve cleaned your restroom, I’m sure now you are ready to disinfect it right? Well, lucky for us bathroom disinfectants are super easy to make, you can get some paper towels, and add some water, alcohol, tea tree oil, and lemon to create sanitizing wipes. Check out this video of me trying them out.
If you prefer disinfectant sprays, one of the easiest ones is
Tea Tree Oil
And A Few Drops Of Soap
We already discussed the antibacterial properties of tea tree oil, so I won’t go over that again.
But why alcohol? Because it kills germs, aids in water evaporation. Did you know that rubbing alcohol can also prevent bacteria growth and can kill some bacteria in up to 10 seconds.
Why peppermint oil? The easy explanation is that it’s a germ fighter.
To learn more about the different oils so you can use them as a natural alternative to other ingredients that we just don’t understand, I highly suggest grabbing a copy of my essential oil book. Because the more you start understanding the benefits of essential oils, it will really help you come up with some amazing recipes. You can order it from Amazon here.
How do I clean my shower naturally
I am begging you, throw that comet away. My people used to love Comet growing up, and so did I. But, the fragrance in that stuff makes it way too harsh for our skin and respiratory system and can sometimes cause irritation. Did you know if you need a little extra scrubbing, baking soda can do the same thing if not better? Sprinkle a little baking soda and spray the vinegar all-purpose recipe from above and wipe clean. Of course, always try a small portion first. If you have glass mirrors in your shower, you can clean the streaks and prints with a little spray bottle of water, vinegar, and a few drops of lemon oil.
DIY bathroom floor cleaner
Trust me, going natural does not have to be time-consuming or stressful. Now it’s time to tackle those sticky floors. Floors hold so much dirt and odor, but that’s okay we got this.
Floor cleaning doesn’t take much in my household anymore, and it has been amazing for my breathing. What changed? I stopped using Pine Sol and Fabuloso. I’ve switched to this simple recipe. I get an empty bottle and pour about
2 drops of alcohol
Multiple drops of essential oils usually something citrusy
Then I add that solution to some hot water and mop as usual. It works amazingly, and it smells good too.
Natural deodorizer for bathroom
“Why does my bathroom still stink after cleaning?” Even after doing the steps above. First, let me tell you, you’re not alone and it’s not because you can’t have a fresh home because you’ve decided to stop using synthetic fragrances.
This was a question I had more than once, one thing I discovered was it was areas around the toilet that I was missing. Like the side section, underneath where urine can be hiding. So first I cleaned that, and any other areas I was used to neglecting. Afterward, I got an old dollar tree mason jar, and I added some baking soda to it and dropped a few drops of essential oils of my choice in it and it worked.
Baking soda sucks up odor, so it can always deodorize the restroom. Then I add a drop or two of essential oils to the toilet (don’t flush) and just let it sit there. That helps naturally deodorize my bathroom as well.
I created a poop spray too, with water, vinegar, and any essential oil of my choice, usually lemon oil. All of these steps really help my bathroom smell amazing, even with a man living in this house. This is the best bathroom odor eliminator for my home and this is exactly my secret to keeping my bathroom smelling fresh naturally most of the time. I hope this helps you to start cleaning your bathroom without harsh chemicals.
Dear naturals, I was told constantly that natural doesn’t work as well as the other options out there. But I had to see for myself, and I don’t regret it. I didn’t realize how easy it was to make a lot of my own products and honestly, I don’t miss any of the bathroom cleaners I used to use. Baking soda, vinegar, and essential oils can help make natural homemade products pretty easily and I really hope it helps you too. You can do this!
Hey Naturals, look at you ready to learn all about essential oils. I am so proud of you! First, take this journey with me, as I share all about essential oils from my point of view and what I have learned over the past few months? After that, take action!
“Decide on one thing you’ll implement to become more natural. Even if it’s just diffusing an oil instead of spraying febreeze lol.”
When I first decided that I was going to start my natural journey, one of the most popular natural ingredients I continued to see over and over again was these little glass bottles. So I wanted to learn all about essential oils. Questions like, how to use them, the benefits, the price, I needed to know the secrets. In addition to that, I discovered a huge variety of products I could actually make myself simply with essential oils, water, and other random things I already had in my home.
Are Essential Oils Natural?
So one of the most obvious questions that I wanted to be answered was “are essential oils natural?” and the answer was, YES, ABSOLUTELY! If they weren’t it would be no purpose for this article lol. They are usually extracted from roots, seeds, stems, flowers, leaves, or the zest of the fruit, so yes they are definitely natural. However, be careful sometimes companies will add other ingredients and unnecessary oils to the essential oils, which can compromise the quality of the oil.
What Are Essential Oils?
So in case you’re new here, essential oils are a concentrated volatile liquid that is extracted from particular plants, flowers, herbs, seeds, or fruit. I put together a guide from A to Z, of essential oils. I share what they smell like, and a few of their benefits. It’s a guide I refer back to and It is published on Amazon, you can check it out here. It’s called “Help Me Learn About Essential Oils”!
How Are Essential Oils Made?
These powerful oils are so potent yet the process is extremely delicate, I was amazed. There were so many videos online when I was searching youtube for the process. For instance, they had two different ways of extracting oils, one way was cold-press. I mainly saw this one with the fruits and it was done by regular people like you and me. For example, they grate the peel of an orange and add it to some coconut oil, then they will squeeze the oils out and make orange oil. Now I’m sure the process is a little more delicate with companies such as plant therapy, but it was still interesting to see the gist of it. The next method I found, was called steamed distillation which is basically pressure and steam. They would use these steps to extract the oils from plants, flowers, etc.
What are Essential Oils Used For?
Most importantly, my going natural journey taught me that there’s an oil for almost everything. Essential oils are used for their medicinal benefits, as well as their amazing natural wide range of scents, and cleaning power. They are also used for aromatherapy, I don’t know about you but I have days where I can use a little scent boost to get my mood back on track.
How to Use Essential Oils?
Add a natural scent to your home, for its healing properties, or you can diffuse them. Because the aroma really can boost your mood. You can use them in your beauty products, cleaning products, to replace your body sprays and perfumes, or even just to ease pain or a rash you may have. Essential oils are so versatile, I love having them in different parts of the home for a gazillion different reasons.
Do Essential Oils Work?
Have you ever heard the saying “the mind is a powerful thing”? Well, some have said essential oils don’t work, it’s all in our heads, and others have said they have had life-changing results. For me, I’ve had both. It’s been times when I’ve tried an oil recipe and it did nothing for me, but other times I have seen amazing results.
For instance, every single time I have gotten sick before I knew about oils, I would have to take off work and be uncomfortable for a few days. But since learning about oils, I have a recipe that I created that has stopped every sore throat or cough in its tracks. Even when I had congestion and upper respiratory issues. But I’m no doctor or professional, that’s just my story.
So, here’s the honest truth, do essential oils work? Maybe. But unfortunately, It hasn’t been enough studies on it to actually prove that they heal. Doctors have found some say it worked for them some say it doesn’t. So for me, I did research and I decided to try them out myself.
Side Effects of Essential Oils
Even though essential oils are natural, they are not for everyone. Sometimes we use too much, or we didn’t dilute it enough, or our bodies are rejecting it. Some signs to look out for is coughing, eye irritation, skin irritation, or burning sensations. The story I use a lot for this is when I put way too much peppermint oil in a toilet bowl. I was following a recipe and the number of drops I added had my eyes runny, I was coughing, it was too much. Another example is when I was diffusing tea tree oil and the children started coughing. I realized it’s important to listen to your body and look out for these side effects even when trying a natural oil.
Are Essential Oils Safe?
One thing that I learned very early on when it came to essential oils is that natural didn’t always mean safe. Just like anything else you must do your own research, try small areas first, ask your doctor, and pay attention to your body.
Tea tree oil is an example of a stronger oil that could be toxic to children and pets. Another example is when I used oregano oil on my skin to stop a sore throat and didn’t dilute it, omg it was burning so bad I really thought it would never end.
Where to Buy Essential Oils?
At this point, you can buy essential oils anywhere. Dollar tree, grocery stores, with a network marketing company, or even online. Now, are they all created equal? Absolutely not. I’ve tried multiple companies some were def better than others. It depends on what you’re looking for, convenience? Price? Quality?
Right now two of my favorite brands to order essential oil from are Melaleuca and Plant Therapy.
List of Essential Oils
It’s so many essential oils out there, but I want to give you a list of a few I know of. But don’t forget the essential oil dictionary aka resource guide that I published on amazon breaks these down even more.
Lavender essential oils
Tea Tree Oil
What Is The Difference Between Essential Oils and Fragrance Oils?
In conclusion, essential oils are extracted from plants and fragrance oils are a mixture of different ingredients some we don’t know, some we can’t even pronounce, some that hasn’t even been tested. In short, fragrance oils are usually made with synthetic chemicals and have no healing benefits.
Have you ever wanted to know how to DIY natural cleaning products? Such as homemade bathroom cleaner, homemade kitchen cleaner, homemade all-purpose cleaner, and many more? As a natural newbie myself, I know the struggle, most recipes have a gazillion different ingredients, or they just simply don’t work. However, since starting my chemical-free journey, I have researched and tried a ton of different homemade natural cleaning products and I believe I have found the best ones for my home. So, if you want to try to learn 30 different DIY natural cleaning product recipes that could possibly leave your home clean, disinfected, and fresh without the clutter, keep on scrolling.
Homemade Carpet Cleaner
My carpet has been through so much, can you relate? From not only walking on it but also from kids coming over and spilling stuff. Unfortunately one of the biggest challenges was some black nail polish, which my niece dropped two years ago on the carpet. Her scrubbing, plus me scrubbing and bringing in professional carpet cleaners the stain was still there. I realized I probably should’ve used nail polish removal back then and maybe it wouldn’t have been so difficult to get it out. But what’s done is done, you live and learn. Anyways here are a few things that helped the stain begin to lift. Whatever type of stains you may be struggling with hopefully, this will help, I suggest trying a small area before going all in.
2. How to remove nail polish from the carpet?
Use a non-oily nail polish remover or rubbing alcohol on a cloth and just blot the stain.
3. How to remove carpet stains naturally?
1 cup white distilled vinegar
2 cups warm or cold water
2 tsp salt
10 drops of lavender essential oils (for scent)
Mix all this into a bottle and shake really well so everything can stay mixed, spray-on carpet stain, let sit for about 10 mins, then rub clean. Salt seems to be a great natural option to not only soak up liquid but also breakthrough them like a natural scrub. The important thing to remember in this recipe is the shaking, so all the ingredients will evenly distribute on the carpet stain. Honestly, the amount of liquids doesn’t really matter, just make sure it’s one part vinegar to every two parts of water.
Another option for a natural carpet stain remover is using baking soda and vinegar, let it sit for 30 mins, and then blot clean.
4. Here’s how to use baking soda and vinegar to clean carpet stains:
Pour Baking soda over stain
Spray Vinegar on top of the baking soda
Let sit for 30 mins
Using a warm or cold cloth blot clean
5. Homemade Floor Cleaner
All you need is water, vinegar, rubbing alcohol, dish soap, and essential oils, then you can pour the solution in warm mop water. So why these items?
Water- Helps loosen up dirt and grime
Rubbing Alcohol- Helps absorb water faster, avoid streaks, works as a disinfectant
Liquid Dish Soap- Well we know soap is great for cleaning
Vinegar- A great mild disinfectant, and a great degreaser
Essential Oils- Is a great way to add a natural scent to your solution, they also have a ton of different benefits. Add to a bucket of water or a spray bottle and mop as usual.
6. Homemade Tile Cleaner
¾ cup baking soda
¼ cup lemon juice or 10 drops of lemon essential oils
3 tbsp salt
½ cup vinegar
3 tbsp dishwashing liquid
Mix the solution in warm water and clean tile floors as usual.
When using these recipes always test on small sections first
7. Homemade Hardwood Floor Cleaner
I was watching a video from one of my favorite youtubers “Clean my Space” and she had a video sharing a very similar recipe for hardwood floors.
First thing is figuring out what kind of hardwood floors you have, for example if water stays on top of the wood it’s probably finished wood floors, and if it absorbs into the wood then it’s probably unfinished. Test a section first, now here’s the recipe.
A cap full of vinegar
2 drops of dish soap
Fill the rest up with hot water
Wring out mop so your floors aren’t soaked
Get a cloth and wipe down the remaining water
8. How to clean hardwood floors with rubbing alcohol?
1 part alcohol
2 part water
Use a cloth and wipe down the floor
9. Homemade Grout Cleaner
½ cup of baking soda
¼ cup of hydrogen peroxide
1 tsp dish soap
Mix in a spray bottle and use a toothbrush or a small brush to clean
10. Homemade Laundry Detergent
Laundry detergent recipes were definitely a challenge to find. So many people were saying the DIY ones they tried just didn’t work. But thanks to “oneessentialcommunity” I think we’ve found the one. Here’s the homemade laundry detergent recipe:
What you need:
1 cup salt
1.5 cups of super washing soda
100 drops of Essential Oils
4 cups of water
Long Handled Wooden Spoon
2.5 cups sal suds
How To Use It:
Bring 4 cups of water to a boil
Once it starts boiling, add 1 cup of salt mix until the soap is dissolved
Take the boiling water off the heat and add 1.5 cups of super washing soda, mix until it’s dissolved
Let the mixture cool then add 1tsp or a 100 drops of essential oils a good example would be to do like 50 drops of lavender and 50 drops of lemon
Add 2.5 cups of sal suds (slowly mix it all or it will get foamy)
Pour in your glass container
Fill the rest with water, shake and stir as needed
11. Homemade Odor Eliminator
Water, Tea Tree Oil and Lemon Oil into a spray bottle
Baking Soda, Tea Tree Oil and Lemon Oil into a mason jar
12. Homemade Air Freshener
Water, lavender, lemon, and tea tree oil are my favorite mixtures, but you can use whichever essential oils you want
Baking Soda and about 15 drops of an oil of your choice
13. Homemade Dusting Spray
1 cup of water
¼ cup of vinegar
2 tsp olive oil
10-15 drops of lemon oil
Pour into a spray bottle, shake and use as usual
14. Homemade Cleaning Wipes
All you need is paper towels, alcohol, dish soap, essential oils and water
Cut the paper towels in half and pour the ingredients in
I believe the best way to explain this one is with a video, check it out here
15. Homemade Natural Disinfectant Spray
Mixing water, alcohol, Tea tree oil, lemon, peppermint or lavender and dish soap
Put into a spray bottle
16. Homemade Fly Spray
Water, apple cider vinegar, peppermint oil
Mix into a spray bottle and use when needed
17. Homemade All-Purpose Cleaner
½ cup of vinegar
2 cups of water
Use as many oils needed to get a scent you would love
18. Homemade Daily Shower Cleaner Spray
1.5 cups of water
1 cup white vinegar
½ cup of rubbing alcohol
1 teaspoon of liquid dish soap
15 drops of lemon essential oil
15 drops of tea tree essential oil (melaleuca)
19. Homemade Glass Cleaner
1 part vinegar
2 parts water
Lemon essential oils
20. Homemade Toilet Bowl Cleaner
Baking soda, vinegar, lemon essential oil, and tea tree oil
Pour baking soda into the toilet, spray vinegar and oils
Let sit for a few minutes
Use a scrub brush and then flush
21. Homemade Bathtub Cleaner
1 part Baking Soda
2 part Castile Soap (or dish soap)
Essential Oils For Scent
Pour into a spray bottle and shake and spray
22. Homemade Hard Water Stain Remover
½ vinegar and ½ water
Let sit 20 minutes
Use a toothbrush or a sponge to gently scrub away stains
23. Homemade Kitchen Cleaner
1 part vinegar, 2 part water, essential oils
Vinegar could be a little too harsh for marble or granite counters
1 part alcohol, 2 parts water and essential oils may be a better option
Always try a small spot check first
24. Homemade Drain Cleaner
½ cup baking soda
¼ cup table salt
Pour down the drain
Follow by pouring 1 cup of heated up vinegar down the drain and wait for it to foam
Cover the drain with a stopper for about 15 minutes
After the 15 mins, run hot water for about a minute or two
25. Homemade Garbage Disposal Cleaner
Pour ice & salt in the disposal
Start it and pour cold water to loosen up the grime and odor
Now add baking soda
Follow with some vinegar allow it to foam
Drop some lemon essential oils & let sit
Turn on garbage disposal and hot water
26. Homemade Dish Soap
⅔ cup sal suds
1 ⅓ cup distilled water
1 tbsp washing soda
3 tbsp hot water
A large pot & a soap dispenser
Another DIY Dish Soap Recipe Is:
½ cup water
1 tbsp vinegar
½ cup sal suds
1 tbsp coconut oil or olive oil, or jojoba oil
27. Homemade Dishwasher Tabs
What you need:
1 cup of baking Soda
Quarter cup citric acid (or sal suds)
1 tbsp dishwashing soap
How To Make:
Mix the baking soda, citric acid, dishwashing soap together
Add 15 drops of essential oils
Put the mixture into the ice tray (silicone works best)
Let sit for 6 hours to harden
Then pop the tabs out and store them in a mason jar
28. Homemade Soft Scrub
1 tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide
¼ cup castile soap
1 cup of baking soda
Mix this and use as usual
29. Homemade Degreaser
2 part water
1 part baking soda
Shake in a spray bottle
30. Homemade Stainless Steel Cleaner
Spray with Vinegar
Vinegar works as a natural degreaser so because of that it can easily naturally help break down grease stains and fingerprints from your stainless steel. All you need to do is put some vinegar into a spray bottle and spray your stainless steel clean.
31. Homemade Oven Cleaner
¼ cup liquid dish soap
½ cup baking soda
¼ cup hydrogen peroxide
Lemon essential oils
1 tablespoon vinegar
How to Use:
Wipe down oven with warm water
Mix ingredients into a paste like consistency
Spread on Oven
Close the door and let sit for 5-6 hours (the longer the better)
Get a sponge and wipe clean
For extra clean turn on self clean after and wipe down
32. Homemade Refrigerator Cleaner
Tea Tree Oil
Put in spray bottle, shake and spray
33. Homemade Mattress Cleaner
Sprinkle Baking Soda
Let sit for an hour
Vacuum it up
34. Homemade Urine Stain Recipe
8 oz hydrogen Peroxide
1 drop of soap
2 tbsp baking soda
Spray and let sit for about 30 mins
Thank you so much for reading this blog on my favorite DIY Natural Cleaning Products. Remember this journey is your journey, do what works for you, unapologetically. Also, feel free to adjust these recipes however you see fit. Let me know if you have any questions, I can’t wait to connect with you in the comments.
Nina Pop Williams
P.S. Comment which one of these will you be trying first and tell me how your day is going!