Sunday, 23 June 2013


By Erin Odom, at

After my first child was born, I started making my own homemade, all-natural cleaning products. My purpose in making homemade, all-natural cleaners is two-fold:
1. It saves me money.
2. I can control the ingredients, which allows me to eliminate the toxins found in the majority of store-bought household cleaners.

I started out with a basic vinegar-water, all-purpose cleaner, which is incredibly easy to put together and only pennies to make! It is still one of my favorites.

A few weeks ago I chatted with Jenny from Southern Savers about making homemade, all-natural cleaners. I had to laugh at the thought of an entire podcast of me talking about making cleaners at home, when it really is so incredibly easy!

If you are planning on making your own cleaners, I recommend you go ahead and purchase some of the basic ingredients you will need for many of these recipes:

white vinegar,
baking soda,
lemon juice,
hydrogen peroxide,
rubbing alcohol,
washing soda,
Castile soap,
and a few essential oils.

It can be a major timer sucker to search for homemade cleaning recipes all over the internet. So, today, I'm giving you 67 homemade, all-natural cleaning recipes! Enjoy!


For the bathroom
1. homemade disinfecting wipes

2. safe bathroom cleaner

3. daily shower cleaner

4. toxin-free toilet cleaner

5. homemade, non-toxic disinfectant

6. homemade bathroom scrub with a surprising secret ingredient

7. 4-way soft scrubber

8. how to clean a washing machine

Homemade Laundry Detergents:
9. homemade liquid laundry detergent

10. homemade, non-toxic concentrated laundry detergent

11. powder laundry detergent using Castile bar soap

12. DIY powdered soap nuts

13. no-grate homemade laundry detergent

14. easy homemade laundry soap

15. homemade liquid soap nuts

Homemade Stain Removers:
16. the best stain remover

17. DIY laundry stain remover

18. natural bleach alternative

19. hydrogen peroxide magic

20. a surprising ink stain remover

21. homemade oxyclean

22. homemade, all-natural laundry stain remover

23. Stacy's stain removal

24. homemade "Shout" stain remover

25. 1-ingredient crayon remover

26. DIY laundry spot remover

27. a set-in stain stain remover

28. a stain removal trick

If you want a post with JUST stain removers, you can pin my 10+ Homemade Stain Removers post. Also check out and pin Charting the Way to Successful Stain Removal.

Homemade Fabric Softeners:
29. homemade fabric softener

30. homemade dryer sheets

31. alternately, use wool dryer balls

For the kitchen
32. homemade liquid dish soap

33. dishwasher rinse aid

34. cleaner for burnt pot and pans

35. cleaner for crystal

36. homemade produce cleaner

37. cleaner for the microwave

38. homemade, non-toxic oven cleaner

39. coffee pot cleaner

40. crock pot cleaner

41. homemade dishwasher detergent

42. dishwasher detergent

43. fruit and veggie wash

For the patio & garage
44. homemade bug repellent

45. weed killer

46. using vinegar to keep your windshield from frosting in the winter

All around the house
47. how to get a set-in stain out of carpet

48. green carpet stain remover

49. simple carpet freshener

50. simple, frugal carpet cleaner

51. homemade, non-toxic carpet cleaner

52. natural, homemade carpet freshener

53. homemade dusting spray

54. homemade furniture polish

55. homemade wood polish

56. no-streak glass cleaner

57. easy, green window cleaner

58. “fauxbreeze“(a natural spin on Febreeze)

59. homemade air freshener

60-61. two odor eliminating, air freshening sprays

62. homemade ant killer

63. natural wallpaper remover

All-purpose cleaners:
64. citrus enzyme spray

65. multi-purpose citrus cleaner

66. simple, homemade, 3-in-1 household cleaner

67. homemade, all-purpose cleaner (with a video tutorial!)

Want even more homemade, all-natural cleaning inspiration?
Check out these posts:
Naturally Clean for Baby

DIY Green Cleaning Recipes that Work

How to Clean Your Whole House

Non-Toxic Cleaners You Can Make at Home

How to Keep a Clean Home: It's all About Prevention

Carefree Cleaning

Back to the Basics: Frugal, Non-Toxic Green Cleaning

Keeper of the Home contributor Stacy Karen also has a FREE eBook, Simple & Natural Green Cleaning Guide.

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