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There are a lot of great reasons why should make your own household cleaners.  The chemicals found in most of these cleaners: floors, toilets, oven, windows, and more contain chemicals that may throw your hormones out of whack. These endocrine disruptors can interfere with the production, release, transport, metabolism, or elimination of the body’s natural hormones. They can mimic naturally occurring hormones, potentially causing overproduction or underproduction of hormones. If these harmful side effects aren’t enough to deter you from using traditional household cleaners here are few more; they can encompass everything from breathing in toxic fumes, skin, lung & eye irritations to even painful chemical burns.


On the lighter side one, my other favorites reasons for using non-toxic cleaners allows me to get our kids involved and with three dogs, two cats and a messy crew like mine I need all the help I can get.


Hazards in your Home:



After years of concocting cleaners, I have finally come up with a core of cost consciences & safe household cleaners.

Here are a few items you should have on hand before you start to create your household cleaners. 

Baking Soda

Cleaning Vinegar (Lemon Scent) 

Church & Dwight Co 03020 Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda 55 oz. (found in the laundry soap aisle)

20 Mule Team Borax Natural Laundry Booster, 65 oz (also in the laundry soap section)

1 Gallon Organic Liquid Castile (Soap Base) (super cost effective makes great handsoap too)

Everyday Oils Essential Oil Collection
(this pack here has several wonderful oils so get creative)

Amber Spray Bottles 16oz with Reusable Chalk Labels (2 Pack), Heavy Duty Mist and Stream Sprayer (when using essential oils you will need a colored spray bottle)

An Old Liquid Detergent Bottle 50oz

Now, if time does not permit you to make your own then I highly recommend Thieves Household Cleaner.


All-purpose Cleaner:

2 teaspoons Borax

1/4 cup Vinegar

5 Drops Lavender Essential Oil

Fill 16 Oz spray bottle with warm water


Liquid Laundry Soap

1 quart of hot water

1 cup liquid Castile Soap

2 cups Washing Soda

1/2 cup Baking Soda

2 cups Borax

Pour Castile soap in empty detergent bottle

Using a funnel, add Borax, Baking Soda & Washing Soda

Add warm water to mixture

Swirl around to ensure dry ingredients dissolved

Fill detergent bottle with warm water

15 drops Lavender Essential Oil or oil to your liking


Soft-Scrub of Sorts

There is not much measuring to do here. Just place a small amount of baking soda in a bowl, adding liquid Castile soap until it forms a smooth paste. You can add a few drops of your preferred essential oil too. Great for tubs, sinks, sneakers, etc.


Window Cleaner

16 oz spray bottle

1 cup vinegar

fill a spray bottle with warm water

Shake before use


Disinfecting Floor Cleaner

1/2 cup boraz

1 gallon of hot water

8 drops of Lavender  or Thieves essential oil

essential oil

Mix all ingredients in a heavy-duty mop bucket.  Great for tile floors in bathrooms and kitchens


Wood Floor Cleaner

1 gallon of warm water

1 tablespoon of Castille soap

1/4 cup vinegar

10 drops Lemon essential oil

8 drops Orange essential oil

Mix soap and vinegar in a heavy duty mop bucket. Once mixed add your favorite essential oil in. I usually add a few drops of Lemon & Orange essential oil.


I hope these all natural budget-friendly recipes encourage you to start making your own household cleaners!


If you’re wanting to learn more about the hidden dangers of household cleaners read:

What’s Hiding In Your Cleaning Products? 

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****The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has found that one-third of the substances used in the fragrance industry is toxic. But because the chemical formulas of fragrances are considered trade secrets, companies aren’t required to list their ingredients but merely label them as containing “fragrance.”

Are you ready to go shopping? Here are a few more of my favorites!

( you can scent these with your favorite essential oil)






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8 thoughts on “All Natural Household Cleaners Eliminating Hazardous Chemicals from Your Home

  1. I love using natural cleaners for my home – I’ll have to give these all a try! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    Posted on 07/13/2016 at 4:10 pm
  2. Wow! This is an amazing resource! I prefer to make my own cleaning supplies, but I mostly just wing it. Thank you for putting this together!

    Posted on 07/13/2016 at 4:47 pm
  3. A great roundup of natural cleaning recipes! We already use some of them, but I really need to get all the ingredients together and mix up more.

    Posted on 07/14/2016 at 1:23 am
    1. Thanks Kyla!

      Posted on 07/14/2016 at 3:08 am
  4. Great list! We are all about liquid Castile soap around here!

    Posted on 07/14/2016 at 1:50 pm
    1. I love castile soap and I always add a few drops of lavender too.

      Posted on 07/14/2016 at 3:52 pm
  5. Great resource! I love natural cleaning products. Thanks!

    Posted on 07/14/2016 at 9:18 pm
  6. Love this! I’m often looking for ways to clean more green. There is so much bad stuff in many household cleaners!

    Posted on 07/15/2016 at 5:10 am