I don’t care if it’s spring or not, if my home needs cleaning, I’m going to clean it. But to be honest, I always get a bit nervous when I’m using cleaners that have ingredients I can’t even say. I’d like to trust the companies that made them and hope that they’re not trying to poison us, but I’m still pretty hesitant.
So when I found out that I could make my own.. and with ingredients I already had in my house, you can imagine that I was pretty happy. Oh, and not to mention that they clean a lot better than cleaners you can buy at the store.
Now down below I’ve found some awesome graphs and sources that will show you exactly how you can make your own cleaners without spending a lot of money. In fact, you’ll probably find that a lot of the ingredients are ones you can find in your own cupboard. Now you don’t have to waste your time driving to the store (how convenient!). And with each graph or source, I’ll tell you which one I think is the best (or even one of my own tips), so read through them and feel free to let me know if you have any yourself!
Non Toxic Ways to Clean Your Kitchen
Source: Pure Living Space
Scouring Cleanser: Now this one is probably the most simple out of them all, but it works wonders when you’re trying to get that shower clean again. Because let’s get real, those things get kind of gross after a awhile.
10 All-Natural DIY Home Cleaners
Source: Real Simple
Mold and Mildew Remover: Now this one’s just 3 ingredients; water, baking soda, and tea tree oil. Now you may not have this oil, but you can get it at your store or online. Tea tree oil is great for so many things; it can help heal rashes, keep away mosquitoes/ticks, and now it can help clean your house. Definitely something to keep stocked in your bathroom.
Cleaners for Almost Everything
Source: A Typical English Home – Link taken out; site no longer exists.
All Purpose Cleaner: Making your own all purpose cleaner will probably cost you about a buck or two. You only need a little bit of baking soda, dish soap, and white vinegar (along with water which is already free) to make it.. and this makes it super cheap and super simple.
Coconut Oil Household Uses
Alright so Pinterest keeps on telling us how amazing coconut oil is for us; it cures aging, it cures cancer, it cures acne, but did you know that it helps clean your home? Sorry, not trying to sound like an infomercial person, but coconut oil is a great way to remove dirt, polish your furniture, and do a whole lot more for you home.
22 Everyday Products You Can Easily Make from Home
Wood Scratch Repair: Olive oil and white vinegar guys. That’s all it is. And I’m pretty sure you guys already have those two things in your kitchen. Just grab a cloth (or rag), and rub it on and your wood will start to look great.
101 Essential Oil Uses and Benefits
Source: Dr. Axe
Clean Burnt Pans with Lemon Oil: With some lemon oil and boiling water, you can get all of that burnt matter off your pans. I cook a lot, so this can come in handy more than once.
Source: One Green Planet
Homemade Draino: Your bathroom sink or shower drain is clogged? Well no more! This homemade draino will save you some money and a trip to the store! Alright, I’ll stop with the bad humor. But seriously, how simple can it get? It’s only baking soda, boiling water, and vinegar. Now that’ll save you about $8 and still get your drains unclogged.
Now even if you’re not into the whole “green” living movement, all of these homemade cleaners can save you some serious money. A lot of brands that sell things like glass cleaners, floor cleaners, and leather cleaners charge a lot of money. So when you’re able to make it at home, you eliminate the risk of toxins, but you’re also not spending money on something you could make yourself.
Now if you have any questions or have a favorite homemade cleaner yourself, let me know! I’d love to hear about it!