Cleaning is no fancy duty.
It can be exhausting. It can be time-consuming. And it can cost you a lot of money.
But did you know? You can actually make DIY cleaning “products” that you can use everyday.
There are benefits you can enjoy when you use homemade cleaning products instead of purchasing the expensive ones.
- The process of making it can be fun
- It can help you save money
- Some homemade cleaning products can be used for cleaning multiple things
- You can pick the recipes that is family-friendly
- Since it’s homemade you can creatively modify the recipe according to your situation
Down below are AMAZING recipes of DIY cleaning products you can try at home!
—DON’T FORGET TO WEAR GLOVES—
All-Natural Laundry Detergent
When it comes to cleaning the clothes, you probably have know multiple products from the store which has fantastic claims.
But have you ever tried something natural?
If you haven’t, maybe you should try it today!
It’s easy, inexpensive, and natural!
You will need washing soda, baking soda, essential oil, and natural liquid soap.
(Recipe from Pink Fortitude)
Eco-Friendly Laundry Softener
Besides laundry detergent, you can also try natural laundry softener.
You can do it by mixing white vinegar, baking soda, and drops of your favorite essential oil.
(Recipe from Lovely Earth)
You might have heard the amazing benefit of Lysol.
It might be a fantastic disinfectant.
But when you live with little kids at home, or you have special concerned to your family’s health, you might want to have something toxic-free.
This homemade “Lysol” only needs distilled water and Thieves essential oils as the ingredients.
It’s so natural and toxic-free. Plus, it smells good!
(Recipe from Pink Fortitude)
Homemade Carpet Powder
Carpets are so comfortable to touch.
But just like every other things, it can gets dirty and smelly too!
If you want to deodorize your carpet with something natural, you can make your own carpet powder!
Just mix baking soda, powdered lavender, grapefruit essential oil, and orange essential oil.
When it comes to deodorizing, citrus fragrance can be a great help!
Just sprinkle the powder over your carpet or rugs for a while and then vacuum it!
(Recipe from The Artisan Life) –>You can also find purifying carpet powder and relaxing carpet powder there!
No-Streak Homemade Glass Cleaner
This recipe from Get Green Be Well is so easy to make and probably you already have all the ingredients at home!
You will need hot water, rubbing alcohol, cornstarch, lemon essential oil, and orange essential oil!
And yes, rubbing alcohol is natural. According to Healthline, rubbing alcohol can be used for disinfecting various items at home!
DIY Wipe-It-All Solution
You can make this solution inside a bucket to wipe a wide area in your house. Or you can pour it inside a spray bottle to clean your kitchen countertop or other small area.
It needs :
Pour the vinegar and water inside a bowl/bucket. You can use 1:2 ratio (1 vinegar, 2 water) so the acid isn’t too strong (it reduces the risk of damage). BUT if you need to clean something stubborn and you know that you won’t clean the area that can be damaged easily by vinegar, you can use 1:1 ratio.
After that, don’t forget to squeeze the lemon juice until the smell isn’t too strong.
You can then spray the solution to the dirty area and use a clean cloth to wipe it.
You can also damp a cloth or sponge into the bucket of this solution and then use it to clean a wide area. MAKE SURE YOU ARE WEARING GLOVES!!