30 Easy DIY Natural Cleaning Products For Your Home

April 5

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 I have a question for you, have you ever researched some of the ingredients companies choose to put in cleaning products? Well I did and it sent me down a rabbit hole of research. I spent hours reading side effects and surprisingly some of my own symptoms after cleaning started to make a lot of sense. 

  My coughing after cleaning wasn't normal and neither was the dizziness. Have you experienced that? For me, I thought I just had breathing problems. However, I realized it could've been our bodies warning us, that something wasn't right and because of that our bodies was trying to reject it aka fight it. 

   That experience probably led you to search out this article and I'm glad you're here. I am going to share with you 30 recipes of 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 natural alternatives and 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. 

1. 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 have to be honest, this recipe I'm sharing didn't completely remove the stain, but it did lighten it and some of it lifted. Looking back, I also realized I probably should’ve used nail polish removal and worked on the stain immediately and it probably 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?

  • One cup of white distilled vinegar
  • Two cups of warm or cold water
  • Two tsp of salt
  • Ten 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 break up stains. 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.

My Youtube Channel, "The Go Natural Channel" shares a bunch of DIY natural cleaning products and recipes

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.

My thought Process behind choosing 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 great for cleaning greasy surfaces
  • Essential Oils- Is a creative way to add a natural scent to your solution, they also have a ton of different benefits
  • Add these ingredients to a bucket of water or a spray bottle and mop as usual.

6. Homemade Tile Cleaner

  1. ¾ cup baking soda
  2. ¼ cup lemon juice or 10 drops of lemon essential oils
  3. 3 tbsp salt 
  4. ½ cup vinegar
  5. 3 tbsp dishwashing liquid
  • Mix the solution in warm water and clean tile floors as usual.

Reminder:

              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
  • Glass Container
  • 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 salt 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 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 a container
  • Fill the rest with water, shake and stir as needed

Another Laundry Detergent Recipe is:

Ingredients and steps: 

1. A container

2. Add 1/4 Super washing soda

3. Add 1/4 cup Baking Soda

4. Pour one gallon of hot water over that

5. Stir while pouring and let dissolve

6. Add 1/3 cup of Castile Soap

7. Stir gently

8. Essential Oils for scent


Suggestion: Adjust these recipes as needed, use less or more of some ingredients

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

Check out the article I did on natural odor eliminators for the home here

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
  • 1 part alcohol, 2 parts water and essential oils may be a better option
  • Always try a small spot check first

Warning

  • Vinegar could be a little too harsh for marble or granite counters
  • 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
    • check out this video on how I unstopped my sink

    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
    • Essential oils 
    • 1 tbsp washing soda 
    • 1tbsp salt
    •  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
    • Ice tray
    • Essential oils

    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
    • Lemon oil
    • Shake in a spray bottle

    30. Homemade Stainless Steel Cleaner

    • Spray with Vinegar
    • Wipe Clean

    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

    • Vinegar
    • Water
    • Baking Soda
    • Peppermint
    • Tea Tree Oil
    • Put solution in a 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 for stopping by, I appreciate you taking time to read this article, this page contains affiliate links. If you choose to purchase after clicking a link, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you for supporting the site!


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    About the author

    I started my natural journey a few years ago after too many loved ones started getting sick from several different health problems. It broke my heart to lose so many people. I decided to change my lifestyle originally out of fear. But the more I started discovering new products and trying Natural DIY recipes I started having so much fun. I learned how to shop with a tiny budget, and I realized I didn't have to miss out on anything, I just had to learn how to go natural on a budget.

    Nina Pop  Williams


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