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For the last few years, I have been on a long journey to eliminating chemicals from my home making routines. I didn’t go through my house and toss every single bottle and package that had chemicals in it. It has been a long, slow journey that has helped me to try a bunch of options and stick with the ones that work. Just a few items that I’ve tossed out: tooth paste, deodorant, glass cleaner, counter top cleaner, laundry soap, face wash and a few more. During my journey, I found out is there are many ways to save money and lower your chemical factor in your home, with a small amount of work! I want to share my favorite 4 DIY Natural Cleaners that will help you clean your home naturally and easily!
One of my favorite benefits of making my own cleaners is that after you have purchased all of the supplies, you can quickly make up another batch when you run out, instead of having to run out to the store. I keep all of my supplies in my laundry room and when I need to make up some more Counter Top Cleaner, everything is ready to go!
I keep all of my cleaning supplies in a little caddy I picked up at a discount store, along with my Scotch-Brite® Scrubbing Dish Cloths that I picked up at Fred Meyer’s. These dish cloths are durable and have some pretty cool dots on one side to offer more scrubbing action than a regular dish cloth! Its like a dish cloth reinvented! These are great for counter tops, sinks, floors and wherever else you might need to scrub!
4 DIY Natural Cleaner Recipes
DIY Counter Top Cleaner-
8 oz. water
15- 25 Drops Lemon essential oils
1 tsp dish soap ( like Method, in your favorite scent)
Spray on Counter top and wipe with Scotch Brite Scrubbing Dish Cloth.
DIY Glass Cleaner
8 oz. Water
15- 25 Drops Lemon Essential Oil
-Spray on mirror or window. Use paper towel or newspaper to wipe clean.
DIY Toilet Bowl Cleaner
Fill a shaker with Baking soda & a Spray bottle with white vinegar
Sprinkle in toilet bowl with baking soda & spray bowl with vinegar and let it do its foaming magic for 5 minutes.
Scrub inside bowl with toilet brush, let sit for another 5 minutes.
DIY Floor Cleaner –
8 oz. Vinegar
8 oz. Water
3 tbsp vegetable oil
15-25 Lemon Essential Oil
-Spray on floor and let stand for 5 minutes. Use Scotch Brite Scrubbing Dish Cloth to remove tough spots and then mop the floor.
Print this free printable of DIY Natural Cleaner Recipes and post it in your laundry room or pantry for quick a reference guide. You can also print another page and adhere it to your bottles to label each one and remind you how to make another quick batch when you need to!
I hope you enjoy all of these great cleaners! I love knowing that I’m using less chemicals and saving money on the items that I use everyday…and I gotta say…they smell so good!
Want more ideas about how to clean up your major messes? Check out some ideas here!