March 7, 2020

8 DIY Cleaners that Will Change How You Clean Your Home

I love DIY’ing my own cleaners for so many reasons: it’s LESS expensive, you can mix up a batch when you run out, you know exactly what you are cleaning with, and I love knowing that I am mixing up a non-toxic alternative to clean our home. This post comes at the perfect time – Spring Cleaning Month!

As you are prepping your home for Spring Cleaning, consider swapping a cleaner or two for something you make yourself. I bet you have most of these ingredients at home. Keep reading for a video that shows exactly how I make these 8 DIY Cleaners in minutes.

Here are the ingredients I use for the 8 DIY CLEANERS in this video (and most DIY cleaners I make):

filtered tap water (you can use distilled water too)
baking soda
white vinegar
castile and/or dish soap
hydrogen peroxide
vodka
essential oils
rubbing alcohol

This post shares more details about these ingredients, why I use them, and how I store them.

Stock Your Home with Natural Cleaners : 7 Ingredients that Clean Just About Everything

I made you a video that shows how I DIY 8 safe and natural cleaners, including two that I use for disinfecting. Check it out – the recipes in the video are listed below in case you need them along with a free printable too!

SOURCES:
Labels, sprayers, glass spray bottles can be found here.
Cleaning cloths can be found here.
Essential oils can be found here.
Cleaning favorites page is here.
Amazon favorites page is here.
Clean Mama Books are here.

Here are the recipes for the DIY Cleaners mentioned in the video:

ALL-PURPOSE DISINFECTING SPRAY
1 1/4 cups water 1/4 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup vodka or rubbing alcohol
15 drops essential oil

STONE CLEANING SPRAY
1 1/2 cups water
2 tablespoons rubbing alcohol
1/4 teaspoon castile or dish soap

GLASS CLEANING SPRAY
1 1/2 cups water
1 1/2 tablespoons rubbing alcohol
3 drops essential oil

FABRIC REFRESHER
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup vodka (or rubbing alcohol)
10 drops essential oil

FLOOR CLEANING SPRAY
1 3/4 cups warm water
1-2 drops castile soap
3-5 drops essential oil

DISINFECTING SPRAY
put a sprayer on a hydrogen peroxide bottle
spray solid surface thoroughly (do not spray on fabric)
let sit for 10-15 minutes and wipe clean

NIGHTLY SINK SCRUB
2 cups baking soda
20 drops essential oil (lemon + clove are my favorites)
a squirt of castile or dish soap in the sink

BATHROOM SCRUB
2 cups baking soda
20 drops essential oil (lemon + lavender is great for the bathroom)
a squirt of castile or dish soap if needed to add a little sudsing power

Grab this 2-page Simple DIY Recipes printable here. It’s on my Free Printable page – just put in your email address one time to get access.

Want to DIY your cleaners? Check out my labels, spray bottles, and jars here. You can also see  my Favorites Page here and my Spring Cleaning favorites here.

If you’re looking for an in-depth cleaning guide, my brand-new PDF packet, Clean Mama’s Guide to a Clean Home: Finding Peace in Your Routine has amazing checklists, a quick-start guide, DIY cleaning recipes and more. Check it out here.

See all the posts for the Spring Cleaning Month series here.