How to Make your Own Homemade Cleaning Products

To have a clean home with homemade cleaning products is very important to me. I make most of my cleaning products myself.

Spring Cleaning is a real thing for me. I like to get all the nooks and crannies that sometimes get overlooked. I get down on my hands and knees and clean my floors and baseboards. Every cabinet in the house needs to be cleaned inside and out.

It all starts with my glass spray bottles and some simple ingredients that most of us have on hand. It’s so much better for the environment and as a bonus, it’s easy on your pocketbook to use homemade instead of store-bought cleaners.

a picture with several of my homemade product that I use to have a clean home with homemade cleaning products

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Non-Toxic Products

  • White Vinegar
  • Water
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Lemon Juice
  • Castile Soap
  • Baking Soda
  • Coconut Oil or Olive Oil
  • Favorite Essential Oils

You don’t need to use harsh chemicals, just some natural ingredients and a little elbow grease are all you need to have a clean home.

multi-purpose spray part the ways I have a clean home with homemade cleaning products

Do Homemade Cleaning Products Work?

Not only do they work but their cost is next to nothing. 

Essential Oils like Tea Tree are antibacterial and will help to kill germs. 

Full disclosure – I tend to use soap and water on a clean cloth for most of my general cleaning, like the countertops every day. I even use soap and water on my wood and glass. I just follow it immediately with a clean towel to wipe it dry.

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Basic DIY Cleaning Recipes

Here are some basic natural cleaning products and their recipes

General Cleaning

  • All-Purpose Cleaner/Glass Cleaner (Do NOT use on porous materials like granite or marble)
    • One Part Water
    • One Part White Vinegar
    • 20 Drops of Lemon Essential Oil
      • Add all to a glass spray bottle and shake gently

I use a microfiber cloth with my all-purpose cleaner, especially on glass and mirrors as it doesn’t leave streaks or lint.

  • Wood Furniture Cleaner
    • 1/2 cup of white vinegar
    • 1/4 cup olive oil
    • 1 tbsp lemon juice
    • 1 tbsp glycerin oil
    • 20-30 drops of lavender oil
      • Add all to a spray bottle and shake gently to mix ingredients
  • Floor Cleaner
    • 1 cup of vinegar
    • 1 gallon of warm water
    • You can add a few drops of your favorite essential oil if you want to have a fresh scent.
      • Mix in a bucket or my favorite floor cleaner
two different homemade multi-purpose cleaning products

Kitchen Cleaning

  • Stone Countertop Cleaner
    • 2 cups of water
    • 2 tbsp rubbing alcohol
    • 1 tsp of dish soap or castile soap
      • Add all to an empty spray bottle and shake gently
  • Sink Scrub
    • 1-1/2 Cups of Baking Soda
    • 10 drops of Lavender Essential Oil
    • 10 drops of Tea Tree Oil
    • a few drops of dish detergent or castile soap
      • Put the baking soda in a ball jar and add essential oils, stirring well with a knife. Put a lid on the jar. To use shake some of the baking soda mixture into the sink and add a few drops of dish soap to a wet sponge or scrub brush and scrub.
  • Garbage Disposal Cleaner
    • Whole Lemon
    • 4 ice cubes
      • Cut the lemon in half and put it in the disposal with a few ice cubes and run for several minutes
  • Dishwasher Rinse Aid (I got this recipe from Vintage Home Designs)
    • White Vinegar
    • Lemon Slices (4-5)
    • Juice of 1 lemon
    • Sprigs of Rosemary
    • 4-5 Drops of Lemon Essentials Oil
      • Add lemons, rosemary, lemon juice, and essential oil to the container and then fill it with vinegar.
homemade rinse aid

Bathroom Cleaners

  • Toilet Bowl Cleaner – DIY Natural has 3 good recipes
    • This is one area where I use a store-bought natural cleaner. We get mineral deposits that I can’t seem to remove with natural products. I also prefer the squirt bottles which work better than a spray bottle. Seventh Generation and Mrs. Meyer’s are good options


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  1. Thank you for sharing this Lynn. I love cleaning our home with items we have around the house, and I picked up a few new ones from you today!

    1. Same! I eat organic and put clean products on my skin – I need to do the same with my home!

  2. Thank you for sharing this with us on Crafty Creators Link Party. It is so helpful for me. I did not know tea tree oil was antibacterial. I have a neutrophil disorder which means I can’t fight bacteria, viruses, etc on my own, so I always have to use bleach & other harsh products. So knowing that is so helpful to me!

    1. I can’t swear by that but it’s what I’ve heard and read when looking for safe products