Cleaning your home naturally – safe, non-toxic homemade cleaner recipes that YOU prepare yourself!


Are you tired of purchasing pricey household cleaning products? Are you leery of them, as they can be toxic and therefore dangerous to children and pets (and you as well)?

It’s understandable – and in addition, because 1 in 3 people suffer from ailments such as asthma, bronchitis, sinusitis or allergies (1) – removing synthetic chemicals in the home can go a long way in relieving these issues. (2)

Thankfully, there are many homemade, safe, non-toxic and gentle on the environment home cleansers you can make yourself, and best of all, they are cheap!

Stock up on several empty spray bottles (you can find these cheap at any dollar store), sticky labels you can place on the bottles to identify them, and follow the “recipes” below for some of the best homemade cleaners:

All-Purpose Cleaners

1. Vinegar & Water (3)

Take 9 parts water, and one part white vinegar, pour into a clean unused spray bottle. This solution kills germs naturally, and you can use it on any surface.

2. Naturally Scented 3-in-1 (4)

You will need:

  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 TBS dish soap (optional)
  • 30 drops essential oil (any scent you prefer!)

Combine it all into your spray bottle, shake before using, and you’re good to go!

Bathroom Cleaners

1. Non-toxic disinfectant (5)

You will need:

  • 16 oz. water
  • 3 Tbs. liquid castile soap
  • 30 drops tea tree oil

Mix together in a spray bottle, shake it up, and you’re ready to clean and disinfect your bathroom!

2. Natural toilet bowl scrub (6)

You will need:

  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • 1 cup distilled white vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon tea tree essential oil

Mix the essential oil and vinegar into a spray bottle, then spray this mix all over and inside the toilet. Let this sit for several minutes. Then, sprinkle the baking soda inside the toilet bowl and use a toilet brush for scrubbing. After that, just use a clean cloth to wipe the solution off of the outside areas you sprayed.

Kitchen Cleaners

1. Liquid dish soap (7)

You will need:

  • 1/2 cup liquid castile soap
  • water
  • 4 drops of essential oil (citrus is a nice scent for the kitchen!)
  • 1 tsp. white vinegar

Mix it all together and pour into a previously used, cleaned out dish soap bottle or liquid dispenser. Use exactly like any other store-bought liquid dish soap.

2. All natural produce cleaner (8)

You will need:

  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup filtered or distilled water

Pour all ingredients into a spray bottle, shake before using, spray on your fruits and veggies, and then let them sit about 10 minutes. Rinse with cold water, then gently dry and store in your refrigerator or other safe place.

A clean, green home

These homemade cleaning “recipes” will give you a great start on not only saving a lot of money, but in making your home a safer, non-toxic, greener environment for your family!

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A science enthusiast with a keen interest in health nutrition, Antonia has been intensely researching various dieting routines for several years now, weighing their highs and their lows, to bring readers the most interesting info and news in the field. While she is very excited about a high raw diet, she likes to keep a fair and balanced approach towards non-raw methods of food preparation as well. (