Yes, you can get the same cleaning and sanitizing results with natural cleaners as you do store bought cleaners—and making your own natural cleaning products is a lot easier than you think. Name-brand cleaners can get expensive, can be abrasive, and are sometimes harmful to children and pets. Using eco-friendly products will have your lungs and overall health thanking you, while keeping your home clean and safe for children and pets. It’s time to save some green (as in cash!) by creating your own green cleaning supplies with the recipes below.

What Ingredients Are In Natural Cleaning Products?

A lot of the ingredients for creating homemade cleaning solutions are probably already in your home. For very little money and a little of your time, you can build an arsenal of natural cleaning products you can use all over the house. Here are some of the ingredients and supplies you can use to make effective and safe natural cleaners:

  • Empty Containers and Jars
  • Water
  • Distilled White Vinegar
  • Baking Soda
  • Essential Oils
  • Castile Soap

Natural Cleaner for Vinyl and Tile

1 gallon of hot water
2 tablespoons of distilled white vinegar
2 teaspoons of Castile soap
2 tablespoons of baking soda
10-20 drops of essential oil
Mix your natural ingredients in a bucket and clean with a mop or with microfiber cloths.

Homemade Laundry Detergent

1 bar of Castile soap (grated)
2 cups of baking soda
30 drops of essential oil
Mix and store in an airtight container. Use one tablespoon per load.

Natural Cleaner for Glass and Mirror

1 cup of distilled white vinegar
1 cup of water
3 drops of essential oil
Mix the ingredients and put in a spray bottle. Spray and wipe with a microfiber cloth.

Natural Carpet Freshener and Stain Remover

2 cups of baking soda
10-20 drops of essential oil
Mix the ingredients in a jar with a shaker top. Sprinkle on carpet, let sit for 15 minutes and then vacuum up.

To get rid of stains on carpet, use this natural stain remover:
1 cup warm water
1 tablespoon of dish soap
1 tablespoon of distilled white vinegar
Mix the ingredients and blot the stain with a clean white cloth and dab up the stain.

Homemade Cleaning Solution for Hardwood Floors

1 gallon of hot water
1/2 cup of white vinegar
2-3 drops of essential oil
Mix the ingredients in a bucket, mop, and rinse your hardwood floors with a fresh bucket of water.

Natural Disinfectant and Sanitizer

1/2 cup of white vinegar
2 cups of hot water
1 teaspoon of baking soda
10 drops of tea tree oil
Mix, spray, and wipe away bacteria and viruses.

Homemade All-Purpose Cleaner

1/2 cup of white vinegar
Juice of 1 lemon
2 cups of water
1/2 teaspoon of Castile soap
Mix, spray, and wipe clean.

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