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The 10 Best Recipes For Homemade Cleaning Products

by | Feb 5, 2022 | House Cleaning

Time to ditch the chemicals! These natural cleaning solutions are absolute life-savers for sudden messes and nasty stains. With simple ingredients you can find in your own pantry, homemade cleaners can make your house sparkling clean without having to run to the store to get expensive cleaning products. It costs almost nothing to mix up one of these homemade cleaners recipes. But a safe and clean home is priceless.

To help you out, we’ve listed our 10 Best Homemade Cleaning Solutions that are guaranteed to give you amazing results.

1. Natural Kitchen and Oven Cleaner

Keep the grease and grime off your kitchen tops with this simple cleaning recipe. Aside from being affordable, the homemade kitchen cleaner is natural, effective and completely non-toxic.

What You Need:

  • Baking Soda
  • Water
  • Spray Bottle

Spray the part of the kitchen that you need to clean with water. Once everything is coated with water, sprinkle baking soda until it forms a white paste. Make sure that the paste is not too powdery or watery by adding water and baking soda as necessary. You can leave it on for two hours, or even for a day if you have the time. Wipe off the paste into a dustpan using an old sponge and the dirt will come right off with it.

Cleaning Tip: Losing hope in removing really stubborn grime? Try doing two applications of this homemade cleaner and you’ll get it off for sure!

2. DIY Scouring Powder

Achieve more incredible results with natural cleaning products by making your very own scouring powder. With this homemade cleaning solution, you can remove hardened deposits on almost every hard surface in your home.

What You Need:

  • 1 Cup Baking Soda
  • ½ Cup Salt
  • ½ Cup Borax Powder
  • Jar With a Lid

Mix all of the ingredients together in a jar and poke a few holes into the lid to make a shaker. Wet the surface you want to scour with water then sprinkle the powder on. Let it rest for 5 to 10 minutes. Scrub the surface with a scourer or metal brush until the stain is gone. Finish up by rinsing it with water and letting it dry.

Cleaning Tip: Stubborn stain? Get an extra boost by using white vinegar first instead of water.

All of the supplies prepared to whip up a homemade cleaning solution!

3. Natural Air Freshener

Switch from chemical-laden sprays to a natural air freshener with this recipe. Aside from only needing 3 ingredients, this DIY air freshener is safe, easy, and fun to make!

What You Need:

  • 3 Cups Water
  • Essential Oils
  • ½ Cup Rubbing Alcohol or Vodka
  • Spray Bottle

Combine all of the ingredients in the spray bottle. Our personal favourite is made with 10 drops of lavender and 5 drops chamomile essential oils for a sweet and relaxing result. Make your own favourite scent by experimenting with different essential oil combinations. Shake well and spray.

Cleaning Tip: You can use vanilla extract instead of or in addition to alcohol for an extra punch. Witch hazel is also a beloved ingredient in homemade cleaners recipes.

Prepare your materials to create your own air freshener

4. Homemade Disinfecting Wipes

When you’re rushing in to mop up a spill or wiping down surfaces to disinfect your home, disinfecting wipes are a saving grace. Try out these homemade disinfecting wipes for a more natural and affordable alternative!

What You Need:

  • 1 Used Plastic Wipes Container
  • 1 Old T-Shirt
  • 4 Tbsp Castile Soap
  • 20 Drops Essential Oil with Disinfectant Properties (lemon, tea tree, cinnamon, clove or rosemary)
  • 2 Cups Filtered or Distilled Water

Cut your T-Shirt into wipe-sized shapes and arrange them so they will fit in the container. Make your mixture by mixing the Castile soap, essential oil, and distilled water. Simply pour over your wipes and shut the container.

Cleaning Tip: Once used, place the wipes in a sealed plastic bag until you have enough to throw in the laundry for another batch!

5. Natural All-Purpose Cleaner

Make your own cleaning solution for bathrooms, kitchens, and other areas using natural cleaning products. Aside from the fresh smell, this all-purpose cleaner is sure to leave a well-deserved sparkle on your home.

What You Need:

  • 2 Cups White Vinegar
  • 2 Cups Water
  • ¼ Cup Lemon Rind
  • ¼ Cup Rosemary
  • Spray Bottle

Mix all of the ingredients in the spray bottle and shake. Leave it to infuse for at least a week then it’ll be ready to use to remove stains and unpleasant odours. Use a clean cloth to wipe off the cleaner upon use.

Cleaning Tip: If you’re in need of extra cleaning power, be generous in adding lemon rind. It helps in removing both odours and difficult stains!

You can let your natural all-purpose cleaner soak in advance

6. Homemade Wood Polish

Making your own natural alternative to wood polish is easy with ingredients you can find right in your kitchen. In less than 10 minutes, you can make one of the best homemade cleaning solutions for wooden furniture.

What You Need:

  • 1 Lemon
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Water
  • Jar With a Lid
  • Clean Cloth

Juice the lemon and pour into the jar, making sure to leave out the pips. Add the olive oil and water. Put the lid on the jar and shake the mixture until it thickens. Use the cloth to dip into the liquid and polish your floors or furniture with ease.

7. DIY Rust Remover

Are your cooking skills on-point, but your equipment is rusty? Here’s a simple recipe that can revive your kitchenware back to its former glory without the use of harsh chemicals or the expense of a new pan.

What You Need:

  • Salt
  • 1 Lemon or Lime

First, sprinkle salt onto the rust and squeeze lime juice over the salt to soak it, retaining the rind. Leave this mixture on the pan for a few hours to do its work. Use the lime rind to remove the rust.

Cleaning Tip: If it needs a little extra help, use a toothbrush. Though using a metal scourer can be tempting, it can easily cause more rust damage down the line.

Homemade cleaning products make all the difference in your home!

8. Homemade Glass Cleaner

Who doesn’t love a great view? With this homemade glass cleaner recipe, you can keep your glass streak-free, ready to bring in your daily dose of vitamin D!

What You Need:

  • 2 Cups Water
  • ¼ Cup White Vinegar
  • ½ Tsp Dish Soap
  • 1 to 2 Drops Essential Oil (optional)
  • Spray Bottle

Combine all of the ingredients in the spray bottle and shake well. You can opt to use rubbing alcohol for this recipe too. Use on windows, mirrors, or glass appliances. Make sure to wipe it preferably with a microfibre cloth.

Cleaning Tip: Wait for a cloudy day to clean your windows. If the glass cleaner evaporates too quickly, it can leave a lot of streaks.

9. DIY Carpet Stain Remover

This homemade carpet stain remover is the perfect recipe for protein-based stains. Made with simple natural cleaning products you can find at home, it is the best go-to solution for carpet issues.

What You Need:

  • ¼ Cup Salt
  • ¼ Cup White Vinegar
  • ¼ Cup Borax

Combine all of the ingredients in a container and mix until it forms a paste. Apply to the stain and leave for a few hours. Vacuum the stained area then clean with water. Finish up by blotting the area with a dry cloth.

Cleaning Tip: This recipe can also be used as a deodoriser, but make sure to check your DIY cleaner on an inconspicuous spot before using large amounts.

10. Natural All-Purpose Deodoriser

A staple in DIY cleaning products recipes, this natural all-purpose deodoriser can absorb unpleasant odours and refresh the air in your home. Get creative by using different essential oils to come up with the perfect scent!

What You Need:

  • ¼ Cup Baking Soda
  • 5-10 Drops Essential Oil
  • 1 and ½ Cups Water
  • Spray Bottle

Combine the ingredients in the spray bottle then shake gently. You can check if it’s compatible with your upholstery by testing a small inconspicuous spot. Use this deodoriser for commonly used surfaces, drains, and rubbish bins.

Essential oils are a natural option to make your home smell amazing

There’s a reason we’re considered the cleaning experts! We hope you’ve learned some helpful tips from this post. If you ever need an extra hand cleaning your home, you know who to call!

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Sophie Franklin

Sophie is the subject matter expert within Maid2Match. Most importantly though she is our biggest fan girl and generous in sharing what she knows.


About Author

Sophie Franklin

Sophie is the subject matter expert within Maid2Match. Most importantly though she is our biggest fan girl and generous in sharing what she knows.