I know, I know, it’s not always feasible to make EVERYthing at home! Believe me, I know. But if you make one or two things each week and make a large batch, you will have enough to last for awhile. Honestly, I find it a bit of a pain to make this stuff (Yes, you heard me!) but I do it because I feel so much better using natural products and food instead of things with weird ingredients.
Homemade Cleaning Products
- All Purpose Cleaner – I love my all purpose cleaner. I use tea tree oil in mine because it kills many bacteria, viruses, and fungi on contact, including MRSA.
- Laundry Detergent – I like to add lavender oil to this detergent. It works as well as any other detergent I’ve used, if not even better! It already has the borax in it, which I used to add to store-bought detergents.
- Potpourri – It’s not exactly a cleaning product but we all need some good-smelling potpourri, right? So throw out those awful plugins and chemical sprays. You can use scraps from fruit and a few spice staples for an easy batch of potpourri and have your house smelling unbelievable.
- Coffee Machine Descaler – No need to buy pricey descaling options at the store! Household ingredients work great. My sister-in-law made these dryer balls for me and they are awesome!
- Dryer Balls – Get rid of those toxic dryer sheets and fabric softener! I received some homemade dryer balls as a gift a few years ago and I’ve never looked back!
- Deodorizer Disks – These things are great for diaper pails or garbage cans.
- Air Freshener – Who doesn’t have a need for air freshener every now and then? But if I told you what is actually in those aerosol cans and how they affect a person, you would probably run for the hills. Better take my word for it and make your own.
- Swiffer or Mop Pads – I use a Libman Freedom Spray Mop
where you can easily add your own cleaning mixture. I usually use Bona Hardwood Floor Cleaner Spray on my wood floors, because it’s awesome and works the best. It’s eco-friendly and cleans and shines the floor without leaving any residue or streaks. Sometimes I use hot water, dish soap and tea tree oil. But having clean reusable pads are a must!
- Floor Cleaner – Get your floors sparkling clean with this homemade solution and stop worrying about little hands on the chemicals you used in your store-bought cleaner.
- Glass Cleaner – Really, how often do you find yourself buying glass cleaner in the store? You can get those windows just as clean with ordinary household staples.
Where to Buy Stuff to Make Cleaners at Home
You can also buy your ingredients and Avery Printing Labels.
How Do You Label Your Homemade Products?
Make sure you download the free cleaning labels by clicking on the image below! Each label includes the name of cleaner PLUS the recipe to make your life easier. This set of labels ALSO includes two bonus labels and recipes!
Click image to get the labels!