CategoryDIY Cleaning

How to Make Reusable Disinfecting Wipes

Discover the easy steps to make reusable disinfecting wipes.

How to Make Reusable Disinfecting Wipes If you’re looking to save money and remove harsh cleaning chemicals from your home, one simple way to do both is to make your own reusable disinfecting wipes. Take a look under nearly any bathroom or kitchen sink, and you’ll likely find a container of disposable disinfecting wipes. While they’re certainly convenient, they also have several issues. Fortunately, it’s very easy to make your own homemade reusable disinfecting wipes. Problems With Disposable Disinfecting Wipes […]

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How to Create an Eco-Friendly Cleaning Routine

Discover the five simple swaps you can make to create an eco-friendly cleaning routine

How to Create an Eco-Friendly Cleaning Routine Think it’s hard to go green when cleaning? It’s not! In fact, with five simple swaps you can create your own eco-friendly cleaning routine. Cleaning your home is important. However, between toxic cleaning chemicals that can hurt your family and the environment and the incredible amount of waste that’s generated from single-use cleaning products, you might be doing more harm than good each time you clean. Fortunately, you only have to make a […]

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Natural Cleaning Ingredients You Should Never Mix

Learn why these are the natural cleaning ingredients you never want to mix.

Natural Cleaning Ingredients You Should Never Mix If you’re interested in removing harmful and toxic chemicals from your home, making your own natural cleaning supplies is a great place to start. While many natural cleaning ingredients work well together, others can create harmful substances when mixed. To help keep your home and your family safe, these are the natural cleaning ingredients you should never mix. Baking Soda and Vinegar While baking soda and vinegar alone are excellent cleaners, these are […]

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How to Make Homemade Glass Cleaner

Get your windows and mirrors sparkling clean with homemade glass cleaner

How to Make Homemade Glass Cleaner If you’re trying to get toxic chemicals out of your home, the best place to start is your household cleaners, and one easy switch is making your own homemade glass cleaner. Glass cleaners are particularly bad offenders because they contain ammonia, which is an irritating and corrosive chemical. Short-term exposure to ammonia can cause nose and throat irritation, coughing, eye irritation, and headaches. Repeated exposure may cause a chronic cough, chronic irritation of the […]

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How to Make Homemade Dishwasher Detergent Without Borax

Make Your Own Homemade Dishwasher Detergent Without Borax

How to Make Homemade Dishwasher Detergent Without Borax If you’re looking to save a little money, help keep toxic chemicals out of the water supply, and use more natural and eco-friendly cleaning products in your home, you can’t beat homemade dishwasher detergent. Even better, these homemade dishwasher tablets are easy to make, only require a few ingredients, and you can use them exactly like you use commercial dishwasher pods. Why Doesn’t This Homemade Dishwasher Detergent Use Borax? In the eco-friendly […]

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How to Make Homemade Furniture Polish

Learn four simple steps to making natural furniture polish

How to Make Homemade Furniture Polish If you’re on a mission to replace toxic household cleaners with natural and safer options, one cleaner you don’t want to forget about is your furniture polish. Store-bought furniture polish can contain any number of harmful chemicals. Even worse, if they’re in an aerosol can, you have to worry about dangerous volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and highly flammable propellants. Fortunately, it’s very easy to make homemade furniture polish. While several natural furniture polish recipes […]

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How to Make Homemade All-Purpose Cleaner Without Using Vinegar

Save Money Making Homemade All-Purpose Cleaner

How to Make Homemade All-Purpose Cleaner Without Using Vinegar Having an all-purpose cleaner that you can use in the kitchen, bathroom, and just about everywhere else in the house is an essential part of every natural cleaning kit. That’s why I’ve created this homemade all-purpose cleaner without using vinegar. Now, I can already hear you say, “Wait a minute. Why in the world aren’t you using vinegar?” The answer is simple. Even though vinegar is great for cleaning and disinfecting […]

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How to Make Homemade Granite Cleaner

Learn How to Make Homemade Granite Cleaner

How to Make Homemade Granite Cleaner There’s a reason granite is such a popular choice for countertops. It offers timeless beauty, and it’s very durable. However, it’s not completely impervious to damage. In fact, you might be causing damage to your granite countertops if you’re using a vinegar-based homemade cleaner. That’s because vinegar can pit and etch granite. In addition to granite countertops, check out the other things around your house you shouldn’t clean with vinegar. Fortunately, it’s very easy […]

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How to Make DIY Tub and Shower Cleaner

How to Make DIY Tub and Shower Cleaner

How to Make DIY Tub and Shower Cleaner I always assumed I needed some type of chemical-laden tub and shower cleaner to keep my bathroom clean. Then I started to realize what type of damage I was doing to my body using those chemicals. That’s when I made the switch to a DIY tub and shower cleaner. When I started experimenting with different DIY tub and shower cleaners, my main concern was that they actually worked. I wasn’t going to […]

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Things You Should Never Clean With Vinegar

8 Things You Should Never Clean With Vinegar

8 Things You Should Never Clean With Vinegar Since distilled white vinegar is so acidic, it’s a great tool for cleaning your home without harmful chemicals. It can dissolve soap scum, break up sticky buildup, and even kill some germs. However, for all of its great uses, there are certain items around the house you don’t want to clean with vinegar. To make sure you don’t inadvertently damage items around your home, here are the top things you should never […]

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