It is difficult to find cleaning agents made with chemicals that are nontoxic and comfortable to be used in your home. All natural cleaners may not be very accessible in the stores, however you’ll find that homemade cleaning products with essential oils are easy (and cheap) to make with just some common household ingredients and customizable scents.
Homemade Cleaning Products with Essential Oils - Make Your Home Spotless
Essential Oils are a great option to clean your home with. Here are some DIY homemade cleaning products that you can make with essential oils such as lavender, citrus and peppermint oils.
Castile Soap: This is one of the most versatile cleaning ingredients you can own. It can be used for laundry detergent, dish soaps and all purpose kitchen or bathroom cleaners as well.
Baking Soda: It isn’t just for whitening teeth and keeping the fridge smell fresh. It is actually a great gentle exfoliate for dirt and grime in grout and sinks or tubs.
White Vinegar: One of the cheapest yet strong ingredient in any cleaning recipe. It has natural anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties as well as cuts breaks down grease.
Salt: Surprisingly, salt can easily get off rust and soap scum because of it’s naturally abrasive nature.
Essential Oils: These are naturally purifying and add a pleasant scent to cleaning products that can have an overwhelming smell. The ones most commonly used in cleaning products are lemon or citrus oil, lavender, tea tree and eucalyptus.
DIY Daily Shower Spray
Spray this mixture on shower walls to avoid mold and grime build up after daily use.
- ¼ cup vodka
- ¾ cup water
- 10 drops of peppermint oil
Homemade Dust Wipes
Soak some small cleaning towels with this mixture, then wring them out until slightly damp and keep in an airtight glass container. If too dry for use when one is taken out, simply add a little water and use.
- 2 cups water
- 20 drops of lemon or citrus oil
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon vinegar
- 4 - 5 small towels
Citrus Dish Soap
Keep in airtight glass bottle and shake before use.
- 2 cups Castile soap
- 20 drops lime oil
- 8 to 10 drops citrus oil
DIY Floor Cleaner
Combine ingredients and add to mop water or spray the floor before cleaning with swiffer or towel
- ¼ cup castile soap
- ¼ cup baking soda
- 10 drops of tea tree oil
- 1 cup water if using as a spray
Fresh Scent Fridge and Microwave Cleaner
Add mixture to a spray bottle and spray inside fridge or microwave before wiping down with a cloth or paper towel
- 1 cup white vinegar
- 2 cups hot water
- 10 drops lemon oil
Making DIY natural household cleaners can be fun, and bring joy knowing that your home is being cleaned with non toxic ingredients that are safe for your family. It is best to keep homemade cleaning products with essential oils in airtight glass containers or glass spray bottles for longer lasting products.