7 Best Natural Homemade Cleaners You Can Make | Deluxemaid

Posted on January 15th, 2018

Are you tired of using commercial cleaning products filled with harsh chemicals that leave behind a trail of toxins and harmful residues? It’s time to break free from the cycle and discover the wonders of natural cleaning solutions you can easily make in your home. In this blog, we’ll share recipes for seven natural homemade cleaners highly recommended by our top-notch professional house cleaners in Indiana. Revolutionize your everyday cleaning routine with a healthier, more eco-friendly approach to maintaining a sparkling clean living space.

Let’s delve right in!

All-Purpose Home Cleaner

  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 drops of essential tea tree oil
  • 3 drops of essential lemon oil

Pour all the ingredients into a 16 oz spray bottle, and shake. Let ingredients combine naturally. This versatile natural cleaning solution is perfect for almost all surfaces, including kitchen and bathroom countertops. Use it in a spray bottle and spritz away any dirt and grime. The ingredients tend to separate, so always shake before use. 

Homemade Glass cleaner

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • ½ cup rubbing alcohol

Combine all the ingredients in a spray bottle, and use it to clean windows, mirrors, or any glass surfaces without streaks. You can also add a drop of liquid dish soap to make the solution more effective. A caveat when making DIY natural homemade cleaners is never mixing chlorine bleach with other ingredients. According to the Washington State Department of Health, adding bleach with common household cleaners, whether natural or chemical, can create dangerous reactions that can lead to adverse reactions.

DIY Natural Oven Cleaning Paste

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • ¼ cup castile soap
  • ½ cup coarse salt
  • Warm water
  • White vinegar

First, combine water, salt, castile soap, and baking soda until a paste forms. After that, use the paste to create a thin layer in the oven’s interior, and let it rest overnight. Clean with warm water and a sponge, giving it a final rinse with vinegar and water solution. Aside from your oven, you can also use baking soda paste to deep clean your kitchen sink naturally.

Easy Homemade Bath Tub and Shower Cleaner

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • A couple of drops of essential lemon oil

Just combine all the ingredients in a glass spray bottle and shake. Use it by spraying it over your shower and tub whenever necessary. Wipe with a cloth if you want it to shine, or rinse with warm water. For tougher stains and removing limescale and mineral deposits, use baking soda and vinegar paste.

Eco-Friendly Drain Cleaner

  • ¼ cup salt
  • ¼ cup baking soda
  • ¼ cup tartar cream
  • 2 cups boiling water

Use a small bowl to mix the salt, baking soda, and tartar cream. Add half of it to the drain, then pour some boiling water. Let it do its magic for about an hour. After that, pour some cold water into the drain. This usually does the trick right away, but if not, pour some baking soda and white vinegar and let the drain unclog overnight.

Reusable Disinfecting Wipes

  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ cup white vinegar
  • 8 drops of essential eucalyptus oil
  • 8 drops of essential tea tree oil
  • 8 drops of essential lemon oil

This one is a bit trickier, but nothing you can’t handle. Grab about 15 cloth squares and put them in a container. In a large bucket, create a concoction using water, essential oils, and vinegar. Let the rags soak it all in, then use them as a cleaning and sanitizing wipe. Feel free to throw them in the washing machine after use. 

Natural Air Freshener

  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • Several drops of essential grapefruit oil
  • 1 cup water

Mix all the ingredients in a spray bottle, shake, and spritz away to freshen any room up. Switch up essential oils depending on your preferred fragrance.

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Making and using your homemade natural cleaning products is absolutely fun and creative. But cleaning your whole house regularly when you’ve already spent your time and energy working or caring for the family is a different story. 

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