8 Powerful Homemade Cleaning Products To Clean Your Entire Home

A lot of writings have been done on the dangers of many store-bought household cleaning products. These products are considered dangerous because most are loaded with harmful chemicals.

In fact, as environmental experts have reported, the average household contains some 62 toxic chemicals. Many of these chemicals have been linked to asthma, cancer, reproductive disorders, hormone disruption, and neurotoxicity.

Therefore, wasting your hard-earned money on chemical-laden cleaners that can harm your health, and the health of the environment doesn’t make sense. This is because there are plenty of ways to make highly effective, homemade cleaning products at half that cost without the hazards.

This post shows you how to make these effective cleaning products.

 

Using homemade cleaning products for your house cleaning and general wash is a good way to get your house clean and sparkly without the exposure to toxins in store-bought products. Here are steps to create 8 powerful cleaning products at home.

 

1. Homemade Disinfectant Wipes

 

Homemade Disinfectant Wipes- Powerful Homemade Cleaning Products For The Home

 

Vinegar is a potent primary ingredient in homemade disinfectant wipes. Combining it with tea tree, eucalyptus, and lemon essential oils produce powerful wipes without harmful chemicals as in most cleaning products.

What You Need: 

  • 1/4 cup of white vinegar
  • 8 drops of tea tree oil
  • 1 cup of water
  • 8 drops of eucalyptus essential oil
  • 8 drops of lemon essential oil
  • An empty container ( you can use an old baby wipe container)
  • 15 – 20 squares of cloth, you can cut an old t-shirt, dish towel, receiving blanket, or similar material

How To:

  • Cut up squares of fabric for your wipes,  to avoid fraying fabric use pinking shears
  • Then, put the wipes into a container. You can either throw them into the container without folding or roll them up and put them in
  • Mix your solution in a small bowl or measuring cup and pour over your wipes
  • Lastly, be sure to label your wipes well, and putting the recipe on the label is a good idea, so you won’t have to look it up every time you want to make another batch of wipes.

Wipes are reusable and washable. You can wash them along with other cleaning rags to avoid extra work.

 

2. Multi-purpose Homemade Cleaner

 

Multi-purpose Homemade Cleaner- Powerful Homemade Cleaning Products For The Home

 

Probably one of the most versatile natural cleaning products, Vinegar helps to keep your home free of mold, excess bacteria, and get it sparkling clean. Experts say that using vinegar is just as effective as chemicals, if not more so.

Combining it with other natural and non-toxic cleaning products like baking soda makes it the perfect multipurpose homemade cleaner. You may use it to clean just about anything, and adding tea tree or lemon essential oil gives it the ability to disinfect too.

What You Need:

  • 1/2 cup of white vinegar
  • 2 tbsp of baking soda
  • 10 drops lemon or tea tree essential oil

How to:

  • First, in a spray bottle, combine the vinegar and essential oils
  • Then, add the baking soda and mix well to avoid lumps
  • Add water to fill the container to the top and gently shake to combine all ingredients.
  • To use, spray the area you want to clean and wipe with a clean cloth.

 

3. Homemade Carpet Cleaner

 

Homemade Carpet Cleaner - Powerful Homemade Cleaning Products For The Home

 

When it comes to cleaning carpet, cleaning a spot at a time is never sufficient over time. One day, you will turn around only to realize that your carpets are a shade darker than when you had them installed.

Or, you do an excellent job spot cleaning, and this reveals how dirty the rest of the carpet is. Therefore, it is more advisable to clean carpet wholly with natural cleaning products to achieve an overall clean carpet.

What You Need:

  • 1/4 cup of salt
  • 1/4 cup of borax
  • Vinegar- 1/4 cup
  • A vacuum

How To:

  • Start with spot cleaning and then move on to overall cleaning
  • Vacuum your carpet intensively by going three different directions and taking your time. Ensure that you get dust, hair, and particles out
  • Mix ingredients to form a paste
  • Then, apply the paste to deep stains and heavily soiled carpet areas
  • Allow the paste to sit on the carpet for hours until it completely dries off
  • Vacuum it away.

 

4. Homemade Tile Cleaner

 

Homemade Tile Cleaner - Powerful DIY Cleaning Products

 

The traditional tile cleaner we often get at the supermarket, hardware, or home store typically contains a lot of contaminants. It’s one of the harmful chemical mixtures that has been linked to reproductive damage, hormonal problems, and even cancer.

The good news is that you can say goodbye to chemical-laden tile cleaners by making and using your own eco-friendly, chemical-free scrubbing paste as cleaning products.

What You Need:

  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • Liquid castile soap (we recommend Dr. Bronner’s Hemp-Peppermint)
  • Five to ten drops of lavender, tea tree or rosemary essential oil

How To:

  • Place the baking soda in a mixing bowl
  • Then, pour the Castille soap slowly into the bowl
  • Keep stirring until the mix looks like its frosting and then add the essential oil
  • Dip a sponge into the mixture and then use to scrub and rinse
  • For added potency, cut a lemon in half and use it instead of a sponge.

 

5. Homemade Glass/Window Cleaner

 

 Homemade Glass and Window Cleaner - Powerful DIY Cleaning Products

 

Unlike store-bought window cleaning products, this homemade window cleaner does not increase the rate of asthma, allergies, or induce any other sort of adverse health reaction.

It is also active as it contains a unique ingredient: Orange essential oil. Orange oil is exceptionally high in the chemical constituent d-limonene, which makes it one of the best cleaning agents there is, especially for glass. It is specially extracted from the peels of oranges.

What You Need:

  • 8 drops orange essential oil
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1/2 teaspoon natural liquid dish soap

How To:

  • Put all ingredients in a spray bottle and shake to blend thoroughly
  • Then, spray onto the window or a glass surface, covering as much as you can and wiping it off a few minutes at a time
  • For tough spots, scrub as needed using the rough side of a kitchen sponge
  • Afterward, squeegee it all off
  • Use a cotton cloth to dry off the blade of the squeegee between swipe and to wipe up any liquid that might pool at the bottom edge of a windowpane.

 

6. Homemade Bathroom Cleaner

 

Homemade Bathroom Cleaner - Powerful DIY Cleaning Products

 

Often, the bathroom is the toughest part of the house to clean. Therefore, cleaning it requires using powerful cleaning products that can get the job done. This recipe is what you need as it mainly contains washing soda, an effective tough stain remover.

Washing soda is a water-soluble sodium salt of carbonic acid, with proportions of sodium, carbon, and hydrogen. This makes it useful as a natural cleaner and cleaning booster.

It can be easily found in the laundry aisle at the grocery store and is also available in bulk online and many other places. The best part is that you can make your washing soda at home too.

To make your washing soda, you will need baking soda, a large baking dish, and an oven. Start by Preheating your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

Then, pour about a half-inch thick layer of baking soda on the bottom of your baking dish and place it in the oven to bake for an hour. Stir once or twice in the middle during the process.

When it’s ready, it should change from a gritty feel to a grainy texture. Allow it to cool and then store in an airtight jar.

To make the all-purpose bathroom cleaner

What You Need:

  • 1 tsp of Borax
  • One tsp of washing soda
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 1 tsp of liquid castile soap
  • 1/2 cup of white vinegar
  • 25 to 30 drops of tea tree, grapefruit, lemon or eucalyptus essential oil respectively
  • 24 oz spray bottle

How To:

  • Combine the Borax, washing soda, castile soap, and white vinegar in a large bowl or measuring cup
  • Add water slowly and stir
  • Allow the mix to cool
  • Then add the essential oil and pour in the mixture into the spray bottle with a funnel.

 

7. Homemade Tub And Shower Cleaner

Cleaning the tub and shower requires something more potent than an all-purpose bathroom cleaner. This tub and shower cleaner recipe works absolutely like magic. It guarantees the removal of tough stains, soap scum, and hard water deposits.

All of these without leaving you feeling drained out. Even though it probably looks too simple to be effective, it works wonders.

What You Need:

  • 1 part of white vinegar
  • 1 part natural dishwashing liquid
  • A spray bottle

How To:

  • Measure out equal amounts of white vinegar, and dishwashing liquid – one to two cups of each should be more than enough
  • Put the white vinegar into a microwave and heat until hot and then add it to the spray bottle
  • Next, add the dishwashing liquid and shake gently to mix
  • To use it, first ensure that your bathroom is well-ventilated by turning on the fan and opening the windows because this solution is extremely potent, and has a potent vinegar smell
  • Spray the mixture liberally on your shower or tub
  • Then allow it to sit for 30 to 60 minutes
  • Afterward, scrub any hard-to-clean areas, and then rinse thoroughly.

 

8. Homemade Dusting Cleaning Products

It’s essential to keep your house dusted because dust tends to accumulate quickly. Often, accrued dust is full of harmful compounds, such as pesticides, flame retardants, and all kinds of chemicals.

Of course, most dust cleaners you buy at the store also contain contaminants and things like hormone-disrupting chemicals. However, this dusting solution is easy to mix and use to dust any surfaces where dust tends to collect in your home.

What You Need:

  • 10 drops pure lemon essential oil
  • 2 tbsp 100% pure lemon juice
  • 3- 5 drops extra-virgin olive oil
  • Spray bottle

How To:

  • Add all ingredients to a small spray bottle and shake gently to combine
  • Then, spray directly on your dusty surfaces and then wipe dry with a cotton cloth
  • Shake before each use.

 

These homemade cleaning products cost little, yet they are effective for general home cleaning. They are also great for the environment as they are made from natural, eco-friendly ingredients.

 

Conclusion

Some items in your pantry work effectively as cleaners while costing almost nothing. So, if you need to clean your house, quit running to the store on a whim. Instead, try one of these DIY homemade cleaning products you’re sure to love!

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