DIY Natural Cleaning Products That Work And How to Make Them

 

Once I had a home of my own and started my family, I made the switch to natural cleaning products. After doing research to find all the in-and-outs of what the best products were, I eventually gave up and started making my own.

Here’s the whole story of my first foray in using and then eventually making my own natural cleaning solutions:

Now that you know what natural ingredients I like to use, I wanted to share my basic and easy recipes. I chose these because they are easy to make, only require a few ingredients and work well for almost all my cleaning purposes.

Let’s get started.

Items you will need:

  • A few empty spray bottles
  • Water
  • Measuring cup, spoons
  • Funnel
  • Marker for labeling (I like to print out the recipe and tape it onto the bottle)

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All Purpose Cleaner:

  • 4 Cups Warm Water (poor in the bottle first)
  • 1 Tablespoon of Sal Suds Soap
  • 20 drops of Tea Tree essential oil (if you have delicate surfaces you can eliminate this and just use water and Suds Soap)

Give it a gentle stir to incorporate the ingredients and use. You can reduce the amount of Sal suds if you find there is a residue depending on the spray bottle size you use. You can also substitute the Sal Suds with liquid Dish soap.

 

Glass Cleaner 1:

  • 1 Part Water, 1 Part Vinegar – Mix and Use
  • Optional: 10 drops of Lavender Essential Oil

I also use this to dust – I spray a small amount on a microfiber cloth and wipe down to dust surfaces.

 

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Glass Cleaner 2:

  • 1Part Water
  • 1 Part Vodka

Mix and use. Great on shining granite.

 

Disinfectant Spray:

  • 1 Part water
  • 1 Part rubbing alcohol

Mix and Use. Remember to use an all-purpose cleaner first to remove dirt. Then spray this and leave it on a surface for about 5-10 minutes and then wipe clean.

 

Let me know if you gave any of these a try and how they worked for you! For the next few months I have the privilege of sharing all of my cleaning and organizational techniques with westchesterwoman.org. Looking forward to your feedback! Comment below with any questions or comments you may have.

 

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Angelina Russo

Angelina Russo is a Westchester interior designer and a Mamaroneck mother of a 4-year-old, with another on the way. She’d love to see your own creations and answer your questions, send her an email at angelinarusso1111@gmail.com.

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