The Best Natural DIY Cleaners

W e’ve all had those moments. A last-minute phone call from our parents, or our acquaintance suddenly “in our area” looking to catch up. But oh no! What do we do with all this mess? Don’t worry, check out these best natural DIY cleaners to leave your home spotless and squeaky clean, in no time at all.

Or maybe it’s not a matter of urgency, but a matter of cutting costs. It was noted that in 2017, an average American family spent roughly $600 per annum on cleaning supplies for one-time use. While cleaning supplies are fast acting and hygienic, you may be trying to budget less money on them, which is okay. Don’t worry, you can substitute them for these natural DIY cleaners.

  1. For Your Bathroom

What you need:

  • 1.5 cup Baking Soda
  • ½ cup Warm Water
  • ½ cup Liquid Soap
  • 2 tablespoons White Distilled Vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice (optional, for cleaning extra grimy grout)

Mix all ingredients in a jar. This concoction will work amazingly for your tub, your shower, and your tiles! Basically, just about anything in your washroom can be cleaned with this.

  1. For Your Laundry

What you need:

  • 2 tablespoons Sal Suds
  • ¼ cup Baking Soda
  • ¼ cup White Vinegar (optional, for brightening white clothes)

These measurements are for one load. They’re safe to use for HE (high efficiency) machines too!

  1. For Your Carpet

What you need:

  • 1 teaspoon Clear Dish Soap
  • 1 cup Warm Water

Mix these two in a bucket, pour over the stains, and let it sit for ten minutes. Then gently scrub the stain until it washes out. Pat dry and you’re done!

  1. For Your Windows

What you need:

  • 1 cup Hot Water
  • 1 cup Rubbing Alcohol
  • 4 tablespoons Cornstarch

Combine the water and the alcohol in a large bowl, and then slowly whisk in the cornstarch. Transfer to a spray bottle and spray it onto windows, mirrors, or any glass surface. The cornstarch will give you a streak-free clean! Use a microfiber cloth for extra DIY.

  1. For Your Wood

What you need:

  • 2 tablespoons Dish Soap
  • 1 gallon Warm Water

Mix the two in a bucket, and use the soapy water to clean your hardwood floors! A single mop will leave your floor shining like new.

  1. For Your Oven

What you need:

  • Liquid Dish Soap
  • Baking Soda
  • Coarse Salt
  • Distilled White Vinegar
  • Lavender Essential Oil (optional for deodorizing)

Mix all ingredients about the same amount (except essential oil), or until it makes a thick paste. There are no exact measurements for this one, just add enough until you have a paste that isn’t runny. Then, put the paste on the inside of your oven and let it stay there for a few hours (overnight is best). The next morning, scrub down the paste with a sponge soaked in warm water. Most of the gunk will be gone, but for a final layer of extra squeak, spray the interior of the oven with white vinegar and wipe it down with a clean towel.

  1. For Your Microwave

What you need:

  • ¼ cup White Vinegar
  • 1 cup Water

Combine these two ingredients in a bowl and microwave them in the middle of the oven on the highest setting for five minutes. Once the bowl is not hot anymore, wet a cloth in the liquid and use it to clean the stains inside the microwave. Since the splatters of food are slightly hot and a bit melted, they will wipe away easily.

  1. For Your Toilet Bowl

What you need:

  • 1 cup Baking Soda
  • 15 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
  • 15 drops Lemon/Orange Essential Oil

Mix everything and pour it into the bowl, and let it sit for half an hour. Then scrub with a bowl brush, and flush for a clean and nice smelling toilet.

  1. For Your Stainless Steel

What you need:

  • 1 tablespoon Dish Soap
  • 2 cups Water

That’s all! Mix the two in a spray bottle, spray your stainless steel or chrome, and use a microfiber cloth to scrub the surface.

  1. For Your... Everything: All-Purpose Cleaner

What you need:

  • 13 ounces Hot Water
  • ½ cup White Vinegar
  • 15 drops Grapefruit Essential Oil
  • 10 drops Lavender Essential Oil
  • 7 drops Lemon Essential Oil

Mix and store in a spray bottle. This will clean your countertops, light fixtures, sink, and everything else.

So if you’re trying to look for a way to go greener, or if you’re trying to cut back costs a bit, try out these natural DIY cleaners. They offer a good alternative to market-bought cleaners!

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