5 DIY Natural Cleaners

Gear up for spring cleaning with these 5 DIY natural cleaner recipes. These are my Holy Grail products! They are free of harsh chemicals, smell amazing and work just as well (if not better) than the yucky chemical-laden commercial products on store shelves. Give these babies a try… You won’t be sorry!

Click here to watch me make these natural cleaners on YouTube!

I first started my experimentations for all natural cleaning products a few years ago. I was cleaning my bathroom with commercial products and kept having to walk out of the room and breathe in some fresh air. Every time I cleaned my bathroom, I would get a headache!

#1: Laundry Detergent

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  • 1 gallon water
  • 1 cup Arm and Hammer, Super Washing Soda
  • 1/3 cup castile soap
  • 30-60 drops essential oil (optional)

Add all ingredients into a sealable container and stir until dissolved.

**Note:  The water and solids separate after sitting for a while, so stir or shake before each use!

#2: Dryer Sheets


Not going to lie… I was hesitant to try these because the main ingredient is vinegar. I’m here to tell you to TRY THEM! They work so well and your clothes only smell like vinegar for a split second (okay, maybe a few hours, but that’s not a horrible price to pay for ditching their disposable counterpart, right?!?)

  • vinegar (you can find the cleaning vinegar pictured near the liquid cleaners or use food grade vinegar)
  • 30 drops essential oil(s) of your choice
  • washcloths or pieces of fabric

Fill your resealable container halfway with vinegar. Add your washcloths and shake.

**Note: Either ring out or let drip to remove some of the mixture from the washcloth before throwing it in the dryer. You want the cloth to be wet, but not sopping!

#3: All-Purpose Cleaner


I use this on EVERYTHING!!

  • 1/2 parts water
  • 1/2 parts vinegar
  • 30 drops essential oil of your choice

Add to spray bottle and lightly shake. I had some old commercial product spray bottles lying around. I washed them out, took of the labels and, voila, free spray bottles!!

4: Room Freshening Spray


I used to use Febreeze like it was going out of business. In search for a natural replacement, I tried this super simple recipe and I love it! Instead of covering up odors, it gets rid of them and leaves a light essential oil scent.

  • water
  • 30 drops essential oil

Need I tell you how to make this? Mix the 2 ingredients :). Spray on any fabrics and in the air!

#5: Toilet Bowl Bombs


Plop one of these fizzies into your toilet before you wipe down the bowl for easy clean-up. You can also use them to freshen up your bathroom smell!

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1/3 cup citric acid (you find this in the canning section)
  • 1 Tbs hydrogen peroxide
  • 1 tsp vinegar

First, mix dry ingredients. In a separate bowl mix the wet ingredients. Add the wet ingredients to the dry, drop by drop, while stirring constantly. If you add the liquid ingredients too quickly, the mixture will activate and won’t mix correctly!! When all ingredients are combined, pack them into a mold. I would recommend using a silicone mold… it makes removal easier. Let the bombs dry for 8 hours.

Give these natural cleaner recipes a try! You won’t be disappointed!

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