household homemaker hacks

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There are a lot of great reasons why should make your own household cleaners One of my favorites is it allows me to get our kids involved and with three dogs, two cats and my messy crew I can always use the help. The other benefit is avoiding the dangers of toxic store bought cleaners. The list hazards when using these cleaners encompasses everything from breathing in toxic fumes, skin, lung & eye irritations to chemical burns. Another good reason to create your own household cleaners is they are very cost effective; trying to stay on a budget the over the counter non-toxic cleaners is not easy. After years of concocting cleaners I have finally come up with a core of cost consciences & safe household cleaners. Below, I share my core cleaners and I encourage you to share some of your favorite recipes in the comment section.

A List of What You Will Need these are my favorites:

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 efective makes great handsoap too)

Essential Oil Variety Set- 14 Pack – 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade 5 ml. Set includes- (Bergamot, Clary Sage, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Lime, Patchouli, Peppermint, Rosemary, Spearmint, Sweet Orange & Tea Tree) (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 a essential oils you will need a colored spray bottle)

An Old Liquid Detergent Bottle 50oz


All-purpose Cleaner:

2 teaspoons Borax

1/4 cup Vinegar

5 Drops Lavendar 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 insure dry ingredients dissolved

Fill detergent bottle with warm water

15 drops Lavender Essential Oil or oil of 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 spray bottle with warm water

Shake before use


Disinfecting Floor Cleaner

1/2 cup boraz

1 gallon of hot water

lemon or lavendar essential oil

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


Wood Floor Cleaner

1 gallon of warm water

1 tablespoon of castille soap

1/4 cup vingegar

10 drops organge essential oils

Mix soap and vinegar in a heavy duty mop bucket. Once mixed add your essential oil in.


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


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 Cleaner Hacks

  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