Natural DIY Home Cleaners

September 15, 2016

Remember in Monday’s post when I said that at one time I believed I was going to be an accountant? Well, while that may not have been my chosen career after all the idea of money thriftiness still remained. I am thrifty. There I said it. I love shopping at thrift shops, online swaps, and yard sales. I am the person who gets excited at Kroger because I am using coupons I’ve spent time clipping. That’s me.  So when I finally realized how much money I was spending on cleaning supplies, I knew something had to stop. Not to mention, around this time was also the birth of Monkey and I started getting very concerned about the amounts and types of chemicals that were going into his our systems.

I started exploring the ideas of homemade all natural cleaning supplies.  Now I know I know, bleach is pretty awesome. You can pretty much clean anything with it, but I always worried about my baby getting into it.  That I didn’t like. I wanted something even more natural. So here we are with some of my favorite DIY Home Cleaners.

The great thing about natural cleaners is that the supplies cost is minimal, and you don’t have to have a lot of it either. So here is a basic start kit of supplies that you’ll need:
  • 1.      White Distilled Vinegar:The acidic part of this makes it great at dissolving grease and grime. 
  • 2.     Water
  • 3.     Lemon Juice- Yes this is just a smell that reminds me of being clean, but more importantly the juice will kill mold and mildew as well. I have been known to use this instead of Essential Oils. Thus the reason why its on my list, but yet the recipes below don’t technically “call for it”.
  • 4.     Baking Soda: Not only is it a fantastic deodorizer, but it is also a mild brightening abrasive.
  • 5.     Essential Oils: They smell wonderful, and many have antibacterial and anti-fungal properties about them. However, if you are new to essential oils please contact someone before use.Used in the wrong manner, these oils can be dangerous at times. 

Well, there you have it. 5 ingredients that is all you need to get you started. These are mostly all easily found at your local grocery store. I have used many of these recipes below without the essential oils because I couldn’t find them locally, so if that is you it is OKAY! It may just not smell as great and have that extra kick pow of  antibacterial business.

These are the ones I use every day, or well…almost every day. Do you have a favorite not listed here?Let me know it! I love knowing new ways to clean!


  1. So glad I found this! I've been wanting to get into using and making natural homemade cleaners. I'm tired of the store bought stuff messing with my allergies.

    1. I'm glad you found it too! I can't wait for you to try them out and see if they can give you some relief!

  2. I love this! Vinegar is so versatile. Thanks so much for sharing:)

    1. I love Vinegar. At first I hated the smell, my husband still does so I have to make sure to try to do "heavy cleaning" before he gets home haha, but now I actually enjoy the smell.

  3. this chart is exactly what I need!

    1. Thank you! And feel free to share it! Thanks for reading!


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