Before you start, get everything you need in one place. Let’s get busy and make our own cleaners so we can avoid the toxins in conventional cleaning products. Making these eco-friendly natural cleaners will save you money too! Get the supplies you need and come back here to prepare your cleaning efforts…the natural way!
5 DIY Eco-Friendly Natural Cleaners for your Home
Supplies You’ll Need:
- Essential Oils (lemon, orange, eucalyptus, lavender, melaleuca) or any other essential oil for cleaning (affiliate link)
- Baking Soda
- Liquid Castile Soap
- White Distilled Vinegar
- Distilled Water
- Spray Bottles
- Cleaning clothes
- Cleaning brush for toilet
Gentle, but effective surface cleaner. Mix 1 cup vinegar and 1 cup distilled water in a spray bottle. Add 5 to 10 drops of lemon essential oil. Lemon EO’s are known as a cleaning agent. Can’t get any better than this all natural cleaner. Add a fresh lemon to the mix and you’ll for sure have a great smelling home!
Mirrors and Windows
I have already made this one and have posted the recipe on my blog here. We had new windows installed a couple of months ago which intrigued my mind to make my own all natural cleaners for my brand new windows. I couldn’t think of putting harsh chemicals on them!!
Clean your whole kitchen with this “green” cleaner. Combine 1 tablespoon of liquid Castile soap, 1/2 cup of white distilled vinegar and 1-1/2 cups of distilled water. Add a few drops of any essential oil to give it a nice all natural fragrance, such as lemon, sweet orange, eucalyptus or lavender. Place in spray bottle and shake well before each use.
Combine 1/2 cup baking soda, 1 cup distilled white vinegar and 1/2 teaspoon of melaleuca (or tea tree) essential oil in a spray bottle. Spray in the toilet bowl and let sit for a few minutes. Then scrub with toilet brush. For tougher stains, sprinkle some baking soda in the bowl. Add a few drop of a citrus essential oil for a nice fragrance.
Bath and Shower
Combine baking soda and Castile soap for a soft soap cleaner. Instead of using scouring powder, sprinkle baking soda and clean away. May have to use some “elbow grease” on it! Use liberally on porcelain fixtures and rub with a wet cloth. Always have a spray bottle of vinegar handy to spray regularly on walls to prevent soap scum.
Here’s to your nice smelling home!!