Homemade Cleaners: 10 Homemade Household Cleaner Recipes

 10 Homemade Household Cleaner RecipesHomemade Cleaners

Going green has a whole new meaning when you’re cleaning your house with DIY cleaning solutions. You’re going to save lots of green while using Homemade Cleaners without harsh chemicals in them. Try these simply Homemade Cleaners Recipes and toss out the other stuff!

  • Kitchen Counter Scrubber: To get off tough gunk, mix kosher salt and water and scrub with a wet cloth or sponge.
  • Window Cleaner: Combine 1/2 teaspoon mild dish detergent, 3T vinegar, and 2 cups of water into a spray bottle. Use it just like you’d use the commercial window cleaner.
  • Glass Shower Cleaner: Cut a lemon in half and dip it in kosher salt. Scrub the glass shower and watch the soap scum disappear!
  • Carpet Spot Cleaner: Combine 1/4 cup liquid soap in a blender with 1/3 cup water, until it is foamy. Spray on the stain, then rinse it with vinegar.
  • Toilet Bowl Cleaner: Simply take 2 cups of vinegar and let it sit in the toilet overnight. In the morning, clean with a toilet bowl brush and flush.
  • Disinfectant: Skip the bleach and mix 2 cups of water, 3T of liquid soap and about 20 drops of tea tree oil. Use it to wipe down porcelain and tile.
  • All Purpose Cleaner: Mix 2T vinegar, 1t Borax, a few drops of mild dish detergent, 10 drops of essential oils, and some hot water together in a spray bottle. This solution can be used to clean any hard surface.
  • Floor Cleaner: Combine 1 cup white vinegar with 1 gallon of warm water in a cleaning bucket and use it to mop your tile or vinyl floors.
  • Oven Rack Cleaner: Soak your dirty oven racks in a bath tub with hot water, 8 dryer sheets, and 1/2 cup Dawn dish soap. Let it sit overnight, then use the dryer sheets to rub off any remaining grime.
  • Furniture Polish: Mix 1 cup olive oil with 1/2 cup lemon juice. Shake well and apply a small amount to a cleaning cloth. Spread it over the surface you’re cleaning, and then dry with a separate cloth.

What’s your best DIY Homemade Cleaners solution?

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  1. Kari says

    Thanks for the recipes! I used empty gallon-size vinegar bottles to make “refill” solution for my window/glass and multipurpose cleaners. It costs about $.40 to make an entire GALLON of cleaning solution and lasts me several months. Spraying the “disenfectant” (on a fine-mist setting) over furniture, rugs, door knobs, light switches, etc, rids your home of contagious “floaties” when someone has the flu or other sickness that is not fun to share :-)

  2. Laurel L. says

    The one for the carpet : is it possible to use inside a steam cleaner? Please respond. And this post is truly wonderful! THANK YOU!

  3. selena says

    Try dropping a denture cleaning tablet in the toilet bowl and let sit for a few hours. really gets those hard to clean stains (especially if you have really hard water like me). Mouthwash works great too!


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