The Best DIY Cleaning Products
If you’re looking for some of the best DIY cleaning products to get your house naturally clean, you’ve come to the right place. I’ve put together a collection of 25 outstanding homemade cleaning products that are easy to make, use only a few simple and natural ingredients, and get your home just as clean as store-bought cleaning products but without the dangerous and toxic chemicals.
Benefits of DIY Cleaning Products
Making your own DIY cleaning products offers a variety of amazing benefits.
If you’re working toward a zero waste or low waste lifestyle, making your own cleaning products is an important step. In fact, it’s one of the first things you can do to create a zero waste cleaning routine.
Store-bought cleaning products can contain hundreds or even thousands of dangerous ingredients that are known to contribute to everything from asthma to cancer. Therefore, if you’re trying to live a more natural life, creating DIY cleaning products is a must.
Are you trying to save money? Make your own cleaning products! Most of these DIY cleaning products require simple ingredients that are a fraction of the cost of store-bought products.
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Plus, if you’re worried that you’ll spend all day scrubbing and scouring only to see no results, don’t be. Cleaning product manufacturers like to make you think that their products make cleaning easier and faster, but the truth is natural ingredients work just as well.
Natural Cleaning Recipe Cards
I’ve always found that one of the hardest parts of natural cleaning is remembering how to make the different products I need. If you feel the same way, you’re in luck!
We’ve put together a natural cleaning bundle that includes over 25 recipe cards and labels designed to make creating the cleaning products you need easier than ever!
Thanks to this bundle, you don’t have to stop what you’re doing and head to your computer every time you need to make a new bottle of your favorite natural cleaning product. Instead, you have all the directions you need on stylish and convenient recipe cards.
Plus, to make natural cleaning even easier, this bundle also includes a cheat sheet on my favorite essential oil cleaning blends and a guide on natural cleaning ingredients you should never combine. Everything you need to make naturally cleaning your house as simple and effortless as possible!
1. All-Purpose Cleaner
Every collection of DIY cleaning products should have this homemade all-purpose cleaner in it. Since it only needs a few simple and natural ingredients, it’s easy to make and safe to use pretty much everywhere in your house.
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2. Glass Cleaner
Have you tried to make a homemade glass cleaner before only to find that it leaves streaks behind? This DIY glass and mirror cleaner has a secret ingredient that results in a perfect streak-free shine!
3. Laminate Floor Cleaner
This DIY lamiate floor cleaner uses vinegar and rubbing alcohol to give your floors a smear-free shine. Even better, you can use essential oils to customize the scent of the cleaner and boost its cleaning power.
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4. Hardwood Floor Cleaner
Since hardwood floors are one of the things you shouldn’t clean with vinegar because it can damage them, this hardwood floor cleaner doesn’t require any vinegar. Instead, it just uses a few simple ingredients for a natural clean.
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5. Tile Floor Cleaner
You can banish dirt, grime, and more from your tile floors when you use this DIY tile floor cleaner.
6. Grout Cleaner
If your tile floors are clean but you notice your grout still looks a little dirty and grungy, this DIY grout cleaner is exactly what you need. I’m not exaggerating when I say these are results you absolutely have to see to believe.
7. Carpet Cleaner
Now that you have those wood and tile floors in your house clean, don’t forget about your carpet. This DIY carpet cleaner can help remove stains on carpet floors, rugs, and more.
8. Disinfecting Wipes
These homemade disinfecting wipes are incredibly convenient to make and use. I keep containers of them in the bathrooms and in the kitchen so I always have some at hand when I need to clean and disinfect.
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9. Disinfectant Spray
Homemade disinfecting wipes are great for cleaning hard surfaces around your house, but what about those soft surfaces? That’s when this DIY disinfectant spray comes in handy!
10. Hand Sanitizer
So you’ve disinfected the hard and soft surfaces around your house. Now what about your hands when you’re on the go? This DIY hand sanitizer has you covered!
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11. Air Freshener
Store-bought air fresheners are one of the most toxic cleaning products in your home. The worst part is you don’t need all of those dangerous chemicals to make your home smell better. Instead, you just need a few natural ingredients for this DIY air freshener.
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12. Dusting Spray
Dusting isn’t exactly a fun chore, and I can’t promise that this DIY dusting spray will make it more enjoyable (although it does smell really, really good). However, I can guarantee that it will make the chore A LOT less toxic!
13. Furniture Polish
If you have wood furniture in your house, this furniture polish will become your new favorite DIY cleaning product. It naturally gives your furniture a warm glow and smells absolutely amazing.
14. Sink Scrub
This homemade sink scrub is one of the most versatile DIY cleaning products you can make. Not only can you use it to clean your sinks, but you can also use it on your tub, shower, and countertops.
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15. Granite Countertop Cleaner
I absolutely love this DIY granite cleaner because it makes my countertops shine without using any dangerous or harsh chemicals.
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16. Dishwasher Detergent
Some homemade dishwasher detergents call for borax. However, I’m not comfortable using borax on eating utensils since it’s a natural mineral that can kill ants. That’s why I love making this DIY dishwasher detergent without borax.
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If you find this homemade dishwasher detergent doesn’t work properly with your water, you can also check out these top eco-friendly dishwasher detergents. You’ll find options specifically designed for super hard and super soft water.
17. Fruit and Veggie Wash
These best DIY cleaning products aren’t just for surfaces around your home. You can also make sure your food is clean and safe to eat with this homemade fruit and veggie wash.
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18. Tub and Shower Cleaner
Is soap scum in your tub or shower giving you fits? Then you’ll love this DIY tub and shower cleaner! It only requires 2 ingredients, yet it blasts through soap scum buildup like you wouldn’t believe.
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19. Mold Cleaner
Do you reach for the bottle of bleach when you see mold around the house? I used to. But then I discovered that bleach is one of the worst things you can use because it can actually makes your mold problem worse!
Now I use one of these DIY natural mold cleaners, and I have zero problems with mold in the bathroom, kitchen, and anywhere else in my house.
20. Toilet Refreshing Tablets
If your toilet needs a simple refreshing in between cleanings, these DIY toilet refreshing tablets will do the trick. They’re incredibly easy to make and only require 3 natural ingredients.
21. Toilet Cleaning Tablets
Does your toilet need a more thorough cleaning? Then these toilet cleaning tablets will do the job. Simply drop them in and use a toilet scrub brush to banish odors and make that toilet bowl shine.
22. Liquid Soap Nut Laundry Detergent
I absolutely love using soap nuts for laundry because they’re gentle, natural, and zero waste. But I sometimes find I need a stronger and more concentrated dose to get extra-dirty clothes clean. If you’re the same way, you’ll be so impressed by how well this soap nut liquid laundry detergent works.
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23. Laundry Detergent
If you’re not quite ready to give soap nuts a try, you can still get your clothes naturally clean when you make this effective homemade laundry detergent.
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24. Stain Remover for Clothes
I cannot praise this DIY stain remover for clothes enough. My husband and son seem to get some pretty interesting stains on their clothing, and so far this stain remover has managed to make every single stain disappear!
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25. Bleach Alternative
Whether you can’t use bleach because you’re on a septic tank or you simply don’t want to because of its health and environmental concerns, you can still get your clothes nice and white when you use this DIY bleach alternative.
Over 25 Natural Cleaning Products
You don’t have to subject yourself and your family to harsh and toxic chemicals just to get your home clean. Instead, you can make these best DIY cleaning products and enjoy an effective and natural clean around your entire house.
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