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Homemade Cleaner Recipe Roundup: 42 DIY Recipes To Keep Your Home Naturally Clean

July 24, 2013

42 Homemade Natural Cleaners to Keep your Home Naturally Clean

Did you know that back in the day, most people would clean their house from top to bottom twice a year?

Yeah, they did! They cleaned it in the spring to clear out dust and grime that had settled in from the winter, and then they cleaned it again in the fall to get it ready for the long winter months ahead.

I don’t know about you, but come spring and fall, I’m itching to give my house a good cleaning. I’m not sure why, there’s just something about those seasons. Of course, that feeling doesn’t last long, but this fall I’m going to be ready and hopefully you will too.

So in order to help us both, I’ve gathered up 42 different natural cleaning recipes from around the web that will help you get your house spic-and-span this fall just in case you’re like me and you get the itch to clean it that way!

Don’t get overwhelmed! I’ve divided them all up so they’re easier to find. Just pick and choose what works for you. Bookmark this post so you can refer back to it when the time to make your cleaners rolls around, and be sure to check out the great natural cleaning books and ingredients at the bottom of the post!

DIY Natural Cleaners

All Purpose

 Orange Infused Vinegar – Whistle Pig Hollow

All-Purpose Cleaner – Mommypotamus

“Better Than Lysol” Disinfectant Spray – Real Food RN

Homemade Cleaning Wipes – Little House Living

Kitchen

All-Natural Dishwasher Detergent – Hollywood Homestead

Homemade Dishwasher Detergent without Borax – Real Food RN

Liquid Dish Soap – Mommypotamus

Abrasive Cleaning Powder – Real Food RN

DIY Oven Cleaner – Martha Stewart

Burnt Pan DIY Cleaner – Honest To Goodness Living

Stove Top Grease/Gunk Remover – Frugal Tired Mom

Glass Top Stove Cleaner – So Not Betty

Homemade Granite Cleaner – 320 Sycamore Blog

Laundry

 Non-Toxic Laundry Detergent – Naturally Mindful

Homemade Laundry Detergent – Mommypotamus

DIY Washing Soda – Holly the Homemaker

Natural Stain Removers – Naturally Mindful

Natural Grease Stain Remover – Creative Christian Mama

DIY Dryer Sheets – DIY Natural

DIY Wool Dryer Balls – One Good Thing by Jillee

Homemade Fabric Softener – Growing Up Herbal

DIY Washing Machine Cleaner – DIY Natural

DIY Linen Spray – DIY Natural

Bathroom

Natural Shower Cleaner – Whole Green Love

Bathtub Soft Scrub – Too Many Jars In My Kitchen

DIY Tub & Shower Cleaner – Growing Up Herbal

Non-Toxic Glass Cleaner – Real Food RN

All-Natural Homemade Draino – Thank Your Body

Tile & Grout Cleaner – Happiest Mom on the Blog

Easy Disinfecting Toilet Bowl Cleaner – Growing Up Herbal

Furniture

Lemon Oil Wood Polish – Mommypotamus

Microfiber Couch Cleaner – 551 East Design

DIY Lemon Dust Cloths – Growing Home

Natural Wooden Scuff Remover – Lily & Thistle

Floors/Carpets

Homemade Floor Cleaner – Hollywood Homestead

Carpet Spot Cleaner – Whole Green Love

DIY Carpet Deodorizer – DIY & Crafts

All-Natural Laminate Floor Cleaner – Mamatron

Deep Clean Carpet Cleaner – Apartment Therapy

Air Fresheners

DIY Air Freshener Spray – The Earthy Mama

Homemade Reed Diffusers – Apartment Therapy

Baking Soda Air Freshener – Thank Your Body

Natural Cleaning Books

The Naturally Clean Home

DIY Natural

Toxic Free

Natural Cleaning Ingredients

I hope this list helps you, and if you’re interested in more natural cleaning information from Growing Up Herbal, just CLICK HERE to get all my posts on the subject!

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22 Comments

  • Reply Health & Organic Wellbeing (H.O.W ) August 3, 2013 at 2:47 AM

    Thanks for compiling and sharing!

  • Reply Susan August 4, 2013 at 7:15 PM

    Tried to pin this and the picture won’t open!

    • Reply Meagan August 4, 2013 at 8:09 PM

      I’m sorry… the plugin is having “issues”. I’m trying to work on it, but if you wanna pin it in the mean time… here it is on my page… you can repin it from here.

  • Reply Jenny Martin August 10, 2013 at 8:41 AM

    Thank you for compiling this list. I read a good article put out by Lisa Bronner (Dr. Bronner’s Castile soap), about why not to mix castile soap and vinegar, and wanted to share it with readers. http://lisa.drbronner.com/?p=292

    • Reply Meagan August 10, 2013 at 10:19 AM

      Yes! Someone else shared this on a different post. That was a great article… I guess that’s why you’re supposed to use a soap like Dawn. I understand the principle behind this, but then again, I don’t because Dr. Bronner’s soap isn’t a pure castile soap since it contains different types of oils… not just olive oil. So I suppose this reaction happens with any soap that is very much a base. Good to keep in mind though. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply JRWC October 9, 2013 at 11:06 AM

    This is a great compilation of DIY, healthy cleaning solutions! Thanks!

    – Simple tip, when working with glass or when cleaning windows, in your homemade solution try to use distilled or water from your reverse osmosis drinking water filter if you have one. Tap water contains impurities, but distilled or RO water for will let your glass surfaces dry spotless after you have cleaned.

    JRWC – Window Washing Keller

    • Reply Meagan October 10, 2013 at 7:39 PM

      Great tip… thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Venus Smith January 2, 2014 at 6:55 AM

    Thanks for the advice :D Just wanted to mention that I found a surprising number of professional companies actually use natural and/or non-harsh chemicals as part of their service. As a disabled person I find this a great middle ground. I can personally recommend carpet cleaning birmingham but there are plenty on Google if you’re not in the area.

    • Reply Meagan January 2, 2014 at 9:43 AM

      Thanks Venus. I think that’s a great point to make. Even if you want to have someone else come in and clean your home you can find companies that use all natural cleaning methods which is great! Thanks for pointing that out!

  • Reply Cynthia Roy January 17, 2014 at 5:59 PM

    Do you have a recipe for cleaning my dishwasher itself of grease, clogged foods or whatever it need?
    The Finish people sell something like this in big grocery stores.

    • Reply Meagan January 17, 2014 at 10:55 PM

      I actually don’t know of one right off hand Cynthia except using white vinegar and running the dishwasher empty every 2 weeks or so. That might help cut down on the grease build up. I know people do that to clean their washing machines. I used to have to just open the trap and clean it out every couple of months when I noticed the dishes not getting as clean as they should. Maybe try that and a plain ole’ de-greasing soap or something. That may help. Let me know if you come up with something… I’d love to know!

  • Reply Andrea February 20, 2014 at 10:08 AM

    Great info!

  • Reply Jeri Kay Hall February 20, 2014 at 12:33 PM

    I love DIY projects and all natural cleaning products are my favorites. I share the homemade wipes with my daughter’s class all the time. I am an Independant Product Consultant for DoTERRA Essential Oils and incorporate oils like lavender, orange, lemon, peppermint, Purity and On Guard in my DIY projects.

    • Reply Meagan February 20, 2014 at 1:19 PM

      I love using essential oils for household cleaning, among other things. Thanks for sharing!!

  • Reply Anonymous February 20, 2014 at 1:19 PM

    Lot of the links on this page to DIY Natural Cleaners are broken. Please update to the correct URLs. Thanks

    • Reply Meagan February 20, 2014 at 2:48 PM

      Thanks for letting me know… I’ll look into them and get them updated.

  • Reply Crustle July 15, 2014 at 2:00 AM

    This is the reason why I love reading. Thanks for sharing this wonderful DIY information.

    • Reply Meagan July 15, 2014 at 10:12 PM

      You’re very welcome!

  • Reply Angela October 16, 2014 at 9:29 AM

    Incredibly good recipes! I also like to clean in detail my house before the winter and before the summer. I don’t know why but I do it. Thanks for the useful article!It is amazing!Regards!

    • Reply Meagan October 16, 2014 at 10:29 AM

      You’re welcome Angela!

  • Reply Sam Green December 10, 2014 at 10:59 AM

    I do clean my house in the beginning of the spring and in the beginning of the autumn but I also clean it regularly during the whole year. Thanks for sharing the recipe for the natural cleaner!

    • Reply Meagan December 10, 2014 at 11:20 AM

      You’re welcome Sam!

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