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Amazing New Homemade Cleaning Aids for You to Try

Store bought cleaning aids are packed with all sorts of chemicals. To save yourself, as well as the environment, we’ve listed a few DIY cleaners. These DIY eco friendly kitchen cleaner agents are made using common ingredients. Try some of our eco friendly cleaning products, homemade laundry detergent, homemade toilet bowl cleaner, countertop cleaner and homemade dishwashing liquid recipes:

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DIY Laundry Detergent

Keep your clothes clean and fresh with this homemade laundry detergent. All you need is: a bar of castile soap (or any natural soap), 1 cup washing soda, 1 cup borax, a few drops of lemon essential oil, a storage container.

Method:

  1. Grate the bar of soap using a sharp kitchen grater.
  2. (Optional) Use a blender to finely chop the soap. Make sure the blender is clean and dry.
  3. Add the soap, borax and washing soda into the container and give it a good shake.
  4. Put a few drops of lemon essential oil or any essential oil of your choice. We recommend either lemon or lavender.
  5. Shake again and your detergent is ready to use.

Tip- Use 1 tablespoon for small loads and 2-3 for bigger ones. It can be used for both machine and hand wash.

Homemade laundry detergent
Homemade laundry detergent

DIY Toilet Bowl Cleaner

This nifty homemade toilet bowl cleaner is a great way to naturally leave your bathroom spotless and scented. What you need: ½ cup baking soda, white vinegar, tea tree or lemon essential oil and a toilet bowl brush. We recommend using a mask while you carry out the instructions as baking soda is effervescent and might cause a coughing fit.

Method:

  1. Pour the baking soda in the toilet bowl, make sure you line the sides too
  2. Put a few drops of essential oil (of your choice) on the sides of the toilet bowl
  3. Now slowly add the vinegar and the effervescence will begin
  4. While still effervescent, use your toilet brush to clean
Homemade toilet cleaner
Homemade toilet cleaner

DIY Dishwashing Liquid

Get dishes that are clean and free of harmful chemical residue with our Homemade Dishwashing Liquid recipe. You need: castile soap or a natural soap bar, liquid soap (unscented or neutrally scented natural varieties), washing soda, essential oil of choice and water.
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Method:

  1. Grate half a bar of natural soap and pour some boiling water into it
  2. Once dissolved add the washing soda
  3. Then add some liquid soap, (we prefer unscented but you could use a scented natural variety)
  4. Let the mixture cool and then pour into a repurposed dishwash squeezy bottle
  5. Add a few drops of essential oil. If you used scented liquid soap, stick to similar fragrances
  6. Pour a few drops onto dishes and watch the soap clean away without making your hands rough
Homemade dish soap
Homemade dish soap

DIY Countertop Cleaner

If you’ve wanted your countertops to be dust and grease-free try our homemade countertop cleaner. You need: Vinegar, water, spray bottle and essential oil (optional).

Method:

  1. Add one part vinegar and one part water to a spray bottle
  2. Shake vigorously and then add a few drops of essential oil. We recommend lemon or orange for a citrusy fresh fragrance
  3. Spray on your countertop and use a sponge or cloth to wipe off all the icky grime
Homemade countertop cleaner
Homemade countertop cleaner

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Other Essential DIY Cleaner Recipes 

Here are some of the easiest and effective natural home cleaners made using common  cleaning materials at home: 

Stainless Steel Cleaner

Bring the shine back to stainless steel surfaces with this easy DIY cleaner.

Ingredients:

  • Olive oil
  • Vinegar

Directions:

  • Wipe a cloth with olive oil over smudges.
  • Dampen a section of the cloth with vinegar and wipe again until clean.

Brass Cleaner

Revive brass fixtures with this straightforward recipe.
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Ingredients:

  • White vinegar or lemon juice
  • Salt

Directions:

  • Dampen a sponge with vinegar or lemon juice.
  • Sprinkle on some salt.
  • Gently rub over the surface.
  • Rinse thoroughly and dry with a clean, soft cloth.

Wood Cleaner

Keep wooden surfaces shiny and nourished with olive oil.

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ½ cup olive oil

Directions:

  • Combine ingredients.
  • Apply the mixture to wood surfaces using a soft cloth.

 Natural Floor Cleaner (Non-Wax)

A simple recipe suitable for non-wax floors like hardwood and linoleum.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup vinegar
  • 1 gallon hot water

Directions:

  • Combine ingredients.
  • Mop as usual.

Floor Cleaner (Wax Floors)

For waxed floors, use this recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup vinegar
  • ¼ cup washing soda
  • 1 tbsp liquid castile soap
  • 2 gallons hot water
  • Bucket

Directions:

  • Combine ingredients in a bucket.
  • Mop as usual.

Carpet Deodoriser

Freshen up your carpets with this DIY deodoriser.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • 5 drops of any essential oil

Directions:

  • Combine baking soda and cornstarch.
  • Add 5 drops of your favorite essential oil.
  • Stir and pour into a mason jar with a lid.
  • Punch holes into the jar’s lid.
  • Sprinkle the mixture onto carpets, let sit for at least 30 minutes, then vacuum.

Laundry/Linen Spray

Keep your fabrics clean and crisp with a linen spray.

Ingredients:

  • 3 ounces rubbing alcohol (or unflavored Vodka)
  • 20 drops essential oil of your choice (rose, lavender, jasmine, or sandalwood)
  • 1 ½ cups water

Directions:
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  • Combine all ingredients in a spray bottle.
  • Shake well before use.
  • Lightly spritz fabric.

Air Freshener Simmer Pot

Create a pleasant atmosphere with a simmer pot.

Ingredients:

  • 2-3 citrus fruits (oranges, lemons, and/or limes), sliced
  • A handful of fresh herbs (basil, rosemary, or lavender)
  • 2-4 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tsp whole cloves
  • Water

Directions:

  • Place ingredients in a medium saucepan.
  • Fill ¾ full with water and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce to a simmer.
  • Can be stored overnight in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

Toilet Cleaner

Tackle toilet bowl cleaning with this heavy-duty scrub.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup baking soda
  • 10 drops tea tree essential oil
  • ¼ cup vinegar

Directions:

  • Pour baking soda and essential oil directly into the toilet bowl.
  • Let sit for best effect.
  • Add vinegar and scrub while the mixture fizzes.
  • Flush.

These homemade cleaning aids offer an eco-friendly and effective alternative to commercial products, ensuring not only a cleaner home but also a healthier environment. By embracing these homemade cleaning aids, you can make a positive impact on both your living space and the planet.

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