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
Orange Infused Vinegar – Whistle Pig Hollow
All-Purpose Cleaner – Mommypotamus
“Better Than Lysol” Disinfectant Spray – Real Food RN
Homemade Cleaning Wipes – Little House Living
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 – Apartment Therapy
Stove Top Grease/Gunk Remover – Frugal Tired Mom
Glass Top Stove Cleaner – So Not Betty
Homemade Granite Cleaner – 320 Sycamore Blog
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
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
Lemon Oil Wood Polish – Mommypotamus
Microfiber Couch Cleaner – 551 East Design
DIY Lemon Dust Cloths – Growing Home
Natural Wooden Scuff Remover – Lily & Thistle
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
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 by Karyn Siegel-Maier
DIY Non-Toxic Cleaning Recipes by Heather Dessinger
DIY Natural Cleaning Challenge by Kristen Marr
Natural Cleaning Ingredients
- baking soda
- washing soda
- white vinegar
- citric acid
- soap – bar, liquid
- essential oils – lemon, orange, lavender, tea tree, eucalyptus
Don’t Have Time To Make Your Own Natural Cleaners?
If I don’t have time to make my own natural cleaners, two of my favorite brands to purchase is Branch Basics (you can learn more about them here) and The Clean Collection by Vitacost.
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 or sign up to my Letters To Natural Mama emails for more tips on living a natural lifestyle!