The Best DIY Cleaning Products

In today’s world, cleanliness is more important than ever. However, with the myriad of cleaning products available in the market, it can be challenging to find the right one that suits your needs.

This is where making your own cleaning products comes in handy. Whether you’re looking to save money or use natural ingredients, there are countless options to choose from. Let’s explore some of the best DIY cleaning products that are effective, easy to make, and affordable.

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Excited young man dancing while cleaning his apartment.

DIY All-Purpose Cleaner 

Looking for a natural and affordable way to clean your home? Look no further than this all-purpose cleaner! You can create a powerful cleaning solution that works on countertops, floors, and more with just a few simple ingredients. This easy-to-follow recipe only requires three ingredients: baking soda, white vinegar, and dish soap—so say goodbye to harsh chemicals and hello to a cleaner, healthier home!

Grab your spray bottle, mix up your cleaner, and get ready to tackle any surface in your home.

Homemade Dishwasher Detergent

Store-bought dishwasher detergent can become a thing of the past in your home thanks to this recipe from Earth Friendly Tips. They’ve provided a more affordable and eco-friendly option with this easy-to-follow DIY recipe. From simple ingredients you already have in your kitchen to all-natural alternatives, this DIY dishwasher detergent solution will leave your dishes sparkling clean without breaking the bank.

The most important ingredient that you won’t find in this homemade dishwasher detergent? Borax. As Kristen From Earth Friendly Tips highlights, while borax is a natural mineral that people have long used for cleaning, it’s also banned by the FDA as a food additive. It’s a natural pesticide used to kill ants, so you may not be wanting to wash your dishes with it. The decision is up to you, but if you choose to opt for borax-free, this is the detergent recipe for you.

DIY Toilet Bowl Cleaner

Looking for an eco-friendly and cost-effective way to keep your toilet bowl clean? Look no further than this DIY toilet bowl cleaner, courtesy of My Merry Messy Life! With just a few simple ingredients, you can create a powerful cleaning solution that will leave your toilet sparkling clean and free from harsh chemicals. Give it a try and see the difference for yourself!

For this recipe, you’ll likely have most of the needed ingredients in your home already, but if castile soap isn’t something you have on hand, it’s easily available for purchase. Think about different scents as well, when choosing your castile soap. Common scents are lavender or peppermint but there are others too.

Homemade Dusting Spray

As Pins and Procrastination shares, with this easy DIY recipe, you can make your own dusting spray using common household ingredients and never have to buy Pledge again! Not only will you save money, but you’ll also reduce your environmental impact. Keep your home dust-free and fresh with this simple and effective solution using three non-toxic ingredients: vinegar, olive oil, and lemongrass essential oils. If lemongrass isn’t your preferred scent, other essential oils like lemon, lavender, orange, or tea tree are equally as effective; it’s just about choosing the scent you prefer.

Homemade Scouring Powder

This homemade scouring powder from One Essential Community can be used all over the house. It’s like Ajax or Comet but without all the harsh chemicals!

If it’s not something you’ve ever used, scouring powder is a cleaning product that fits more into the “multi-purpose cleaner” category. You can use scouring powder to clean surfaces from sinks to tubs to toilets to counters, and it’s great for restoring shine to stainless steel or polishing your surfaces in general.

Daily Shower Spray

Looking to keep your shower clean and fresh without a lot of hassle? Try making your own daily shower spray with this recipe from the Make Your Own Zone! With just a few simple ingredients, you can whip up a solution that helps prevent soap scum and mildew buildup, making cleaning a breeze.

Plus, you’ll love the refreshing scent and the peace of mind that comes with using a natural, non-toxic cleaner in your home. Give it a try and see just how easy and effective DIY cleaning can be!

DIY Laundry Detergent

Looking for a natural and eco-friendly laundry detergent? Look no further than this concoction from Abbey Verigin! Simple ingredients like baking soda, vinegar, and essential oils can create a powerful and effective laundry detergent that’s gentle on your clothes and the environment. Say goodbye to harsh chemicals and hello to a greener clean with this easy DIY recipe.

DIY Toilet Bombs

With just a few simple ingredients, you can create your own fizzy tablets that will help eliminate odors and leave your toilet looking and smelling fresh. Plus, making your own cleaners is a great way to save money and reduce your environmental impact.

At Home On The Prairie offers up a great alternative to toilet bowl cleaners you’d buy in a store. The key ingredient for this recipe? Citric acid, which you can easily purchase if you don’t have any on hand.