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Handmade House Cleaners: 4 Chemical Free Solutions

I have been trying to find ways to limit the use of chemicals in our home the past year and one of the easiest so far has been to make my own handmade house cleaners. These easy to follow cleaning recipes take just a few ingredients and are much cheaper then the store bought brands. I also love that I know exactly what goes into them!

There are so many reasons to make your own handmade house cleaners. It’s safer, it lessens your chemical exposure, it’s better for the environment, and it’s SO easy and actually fun to do. AND its much much cheaper!! Why wouldn’t you make your own cleaning products?!

I also add essential oils to all my house cleaners to make them smell amazing. My favorite oils to add are lavender, eucalyptus, lemon, peppermint, tea tree and orange. You can buy oils almost anywhere now but I have linked a few of my favorite ones from amazon here.

handmade house cleaners

Handmade house cleaners

All Purpose handmade house cleaner Cleaner

This is a simple non toxic All Purpose cleaner. It is perfect for cleaning showers, toilets, bathroom counters and soap scum safely and effectively!

  • 1/2 tsp castille soap
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tbsp white vinegar
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 drops essential oil

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Add the baking soda and warm water to a measuring cup fitted with a spout. Stir until baking soda is dissolved.
  2. Next, add the vinegar, castille soap, and essential oils and pour all ingredients into a bottle.
  3. Fit with a spray top. Gently swirl the bottle to mix the ingredients together.

Granite/Marble/Quartz Cleaner

  • 1/3 cup 70% rubbing (isopropyl) alcohol
  • 3 cups pure water
  • 5 drops of essential oils

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Add the rubbing alcohol to the warm water in a measuring cup fitted with a spout. Stir until combined
  2. Next, add the remaining ingredients and stir to combine.
  3. Pour into a glass bottle fitted with a spray top.

Spray the solution onto the granite and wipe clean with a dry cloth. This single product safely disinfects the counters and cleans them, too.

Note: This solution does NOT contain Vinegar or Dish Soap! The acid from vinegar can wear away your granite counters. Also, the soap can leave behind a dull and foggy surface.

Glass Cleaner (Streak Free)

  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup rubbing alchohol
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 TBS corn starch ( the secret for Streak Free!

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Add the cornstarch to the warm water in a measuring cup fitted with a spout. Stir until cornstarch is dissolved.
  2. Next, add the remaining ingredients and stir to combine.
  3. Pour into a glass bottle fitted with a spray top.

DIY homemade dust, wood + furniture polish spray 

  • 1 cup organic extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup white distilled vinegar
  • 15 drops essential oils (I recommend Citrus and Herb oils)
  • 1 teaspoon castille soap

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Add the olive oil to the vinegar in a measuring cup fitted with a spout. Stir until combined dissolved.
  2. Next, add the castile soap and essential oils and stir to combine.
  3. Pour into a glass bottle fitted with a spray top and swirl to mix.
handmade house cleaner safe and chemical free

If you’re looking for spray bottles, I recommend these glass spray bottles, which are the perfect size, pretty to look at and you don’t have to worry about BPA in the plastic. I also bought this handy dandy label maker to label all my cleaning products as well as for other things around the house.

If you are looking for tips and tricks to keep your house clean you may be interested in reading my post here.

Happy cleaning!!

I linked some of my favorite house cleaning products for you shopping convenience below!

xoxo,

Leanna

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