Your Natural Cleaning Products Essentials
If you’re interested in helping out the environment and reducing the amount of toxins your family is exposed to, making your own natural cleaning products is a must. Fortunately, making your own cleaning products is incredibly easy and requires only a few natural ingredients.
This helpful guide offers a one-stop place where you can find all the ingredients and tools you need to make your own homemade natural cleaning products.
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You’ll notice that many of these natural cleaning supplies come from some of the best zero waste online shops. This is because I encourage you to shop zero waste whenever possible so you can be sure you’re making a truly sustainable purchase that’s better for our planet.
Natural Cleaning Ingredients
- Distilled white vinegar
- 70% rubbing alcohol
- 3% hydrogen peroxide
- Unscented liquid castile soap
- Citrus liquid castile soap
- Dr. Bronner’s Sal Suds
- Baking soda
- Washing soda
- Citric acid
- Kosher salt
- White vinegar powder
- Beeswax pellets
- Olive oil
- Vitamin E oil
- Compostable parchment paper
Natural Cleaning Tools
- 4-ounce glass spray bottle
- 8-ounce glass spray bottle
- 16-ounce glass spray bottle
- 32-ounce glass spray bottle
- 1-quart mason jar
- 8-ounce mason jar
- Soap dispenser
- Squeeze bottle
- Scrub brush
- Toilet brush
- Cast iron scrub brush
- Organic unbleached cotton unpaper towels
- Airtight storage container
Essential oils are a great way to add a light fragrance to your natural cleaning products and give their cleaning and disinfecting power an extra boost.
If you’re just getting started with essential oils, I recommend picking up this essential oil set. It comes with some of the most popular essential oil scents, including peppermint, lavender, eucalyptus, tea tree, lemongrass, rosemary, frankincense, and orange.
If you just need to restock or pick up some individual bottles, here are some of the best essentials oils to use for cleaning:
- Tea tree
- Balsam fir
- Black spruce
- Ylang ylang
Tools for Natural Cleaning Recipe Cards and Labels
If you’ve purchased our Natural Cleaning Recipe Cards and Labels bundle, here’s everything you need:
Blank recipe cards– The recipe cards are designed to print on these Avery 5388 Index Cards.
Blank labels– The labels are designed to print on these Avery 8163 Shipping Labels.
Laminator– I decided to laminate my own recipe cards to protect them from any spills that might accidentally occur when I’m making my natural cleaning products. If you want to do the same, this is the laminator I use.
Laminating sheets– You’ll need some laminating sheets to go with your laminator. These laminating sheets have worked very well for me.
Recipe card box– This recipe card box is another optional item you can pick up just to keep your natural cleaning recipe cards neatly and safely stored in one place. You can also repurpose a box you have around the house to hold your recipe cards.
Making Natural Cleaning Products
Making your own natural cleaning products is an important part of sustainable living. Thanks to this list, you’ll never have any problems finding all the ingredients and tools you need.
More Eco-Friendly Cleaning Tips
Now that you know where to get everything you need to make your natural cleaning products, are you ready to start creating? Then be sure to check out some of these popular posts:
- How to Create an Eco-Friendly Cleaning Routine
- Things You Should Never Clean With Vinegar
- Simple Swaps to Make a Zero Waste Laundry Room
- Easy Ways to Reduce Paper Towel Use