We know we live in a toxic world and we know the stuff makes us sick. Run down immune systems, skin rashes, chemical sensitivities… these are just some of the conditions that plague our families.
What’s a homemaker to do? Make her own, of course.
Homemade cleaners are healthier for our families, help keep our soil and water clean, and we save money, too.
Just below, is an amazing line-up of 57 — yes, 57 — natural, homemade, non-toxic cleaners! Granite cleaner, dryer balls, drain clear, stain remover, dishwasher tabs, jewelry cleaner, stinky shoe solution… and bunches more!
In the comments, be sure to share your favorite homemade, non-toxic cleaners.
Are you cleaning with conventional, store-bought household cleaners? You may want to think twice about using them. Why? They are toxic household cleaners. Check out the labels. There are often warning signs of toxicity and instructions to call Poison Control if ingested or exposed to skin. Via dontmesswithmama.com.
There’s lots of good reasons to make your own laundry detergent. It’s less expensive, it has less irritants for the skin, it’s better for the environment, it has more natural ingredients, you name it. Via pinsandprocrastination.com.
Is your expensive granite cleaner leaving cloudy residue and streaks? This homemade granite cleaner is better than any store bought and it leaves the granite so shiny! It’s inexpensive to make and you probably have everything you need on hand. Via number-2-pencil.com.
Whether you do it once a year or more often, setting aside time for deep cleaning your home is an important part of the cleaning duties that come with being a homemaker. Why? Because as imperfect–and sometimes overwhelmed–homemakers, we can’t get it all done in our everyday routines . Via thehumbledhomemaker.com.
This approach is effective, non-toxic, and less damaging to your pipes (and wallet!) than commercial drain cleaners. Via bobvila.com.
Not only are the ingredients in this pine cleaner familiar and easy-to-find, the recipe is quick and gets the job done! Via TraditionalCookingSchool.com.
Lemons have natural essential oils in the peels and they’re full of citric acid which is a natural disinfectant – perfect for cleaning! Via cleanmama.net.
This homemade furniture dusting spray is a money saving and natural replacement for commercial cleaners like Endust or Pledge. Via themakeyourownzone.com.
Better for the environment and a money saver. This works well for gold-filled, brass, german (nickel) silver, and sterling silver. Via food.com.
Mix up your own antibacterial soft scrub cleanser in just 3 minutes. Via onegoodthingbyjillee.com.
As well as absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen, as all plants do, these plants also eliminate significant amounts of benzene, formaldehyde, and/or trichloroethylene. NASA researchers suggest efficient air cleaning is accomplished with at least one plant per 100 square feet of home or office space. Via holistichealthnaturally.com.
These dishwasher soap is an environmentally friendly cleaning product that is effect, cost efficient, and good for your household. Via easy-home-made.com.
Clean your stainless steel and keep it shiny with this easy cleaning solution. Via seasonedhomemaker.com.
Create an inexpensive nontoxic toilet bowl cleaner in 11 seconds or less. Via livelikeyouarerich.com.
When switching to non-toxic and homemade cleaners it’s important to be organized in order to minimize the effort it takes to make your homemade cleaners, and maximize the likelihood that you will have your cleaners made and ready to go, right when you need them. Via lifeyourway.net.
Have you ever bought those canisters of carpet deodorizer…well, if so, you can make a homemade version that I feel is much, much healthier, cheaper and deters odors and pests (like carpet bugs/mites, ants, etc). It also can double as a carpet stain remover. Via thethriftycouple.com.
Keep your hands clean with this fresh-smelling and super easy foaming hand soap. Via thehumbledhomemaker.com.
Clean grout with half the work, and no expensive special (chemical) cleaner to buy. Via makinglemonadeblog.com.
Essential oils are often used in homemade cleaners unfortunately plastic bottles used with essential oils can leach the kind of nasties you’re trying to avoid by making your own cleaners in the first place. Solve this by making your own DIY glass spray bottles. Via mommypotamus.com.
Make your own disinfecting wipes. Via meganfenno.com.
Check out this little gem of a cleaning agent. So many uses! Via razorfamilyfarms.com.
Wondering how to save money and use more natural ingredients to clean your home? Via Clean My Space.
Essential oils do the job of disinfecting in this spray. Via readfoodrn.com.
Mix together a homemade stain remover that will whisk away challenging stains, instead of tossing soiled clothes into the wash and hoping for the best. Via popsugar.com.
Have you heard of citrus enzyme? A citrus enzyme can basically clean anything! Via drkarenslee.com.
Help your house smell better using this frugal and natural spray! Via blessingsoverflowing.com.
Save money with these homemade Swiffer pads and non-toxic cleanser. Via happymoneysaver.com.
You’ll love this handy infographic and cleaning recipes to help you with all of your household cleaning needs. Via atypicalenglishhome.com.
This is the type of cleaner you can spray, wipe, and leave. Perfect for general purpose cleaning throughout the house — kitchen, bathroom, dusting and more! Via TraditionalCookingSchool.com.
Get a clean oven with only baking soda and water. Via whatsupfagans.com.
Looking for an all-natural alternative to store-bought dryer sheets? Wool dryer balls are your answer! Not only are wool dryer balls all-natural, they’re so easy to make! Via livesimply.me.
If you have boys, you likely know *exactly* the smell we are talking about. 😉 Get rid of it! Via askannamoseley.com.
If at times your sink doesn’t quite smell like a field of flowers, this is for you! Via madefrompinterest.net.
This recipe is great for clothes and cloth diapers and does not contain borax. Via theecofriendlyfamily.com.
Mix up your own non-toxic floor restorer. Via brendid.com.
Has your child discovered the joy of crayons? This is a super easy way to remove crayon from painted surfaces. Via theprairiehomestead.com.
Get super clean and shiny dishes with this DIY rinse aid. Via wholenewmom.com.
Give your coffee pot a good cleaning for the best tasting coffee. Via stacymakessense.com.
There are many reasons for using essential oils, such as for medicinal purposes, increased mental focus, or simply wanting a nice fragrance for the living room. Via TraditionalCookingSchool.com.
Clean stainless steel surfaces — like the fridge door — with a simple solution that’s non-toxic, cheap, and works as well on lettuce as it does on stainless steel. Via David Suzuki Foundation.
Homemade or “Green” cleaners are all the rage, particularly by people who are looking for safer ways to keep their homes clean without the use of harsh chemicals. There are so many recipes out there that it can be hard to find the one that you need for your specific cleaning tasks. Via diyncrafts.com.
Fresh smelling laundry without chemicals. Via easy-home-made.com.
This is a great sewing project to pass a little time, letting you play in your fabric stash all while making something practical and useful. Via thatshortgirlsblog.blogspot.com.
Brighten dingy laundry with this homemade eco-friendly dry laundry booster. Instead of paying for commercial brands, you can easily make your own with basic ingredients found at any grocery store. Via popsugar.com.
This is a very simply remedy to get, and keep, shoes smelling fresh. Via freshbitesdaily.com.
This homemade eyeglass cleaner is great for cutting through sticky, greasy gunk from to much time in the kitchen. Via onegoodthingbyjillee.com.
This homemade laundry detergent is cheaper, completely non-toxic, and cleans just as well! Via practicallyfunctional.com.
If you are looking for a minimalist approach to cleaning, this one is for you. Via survivingthestores.com.
Do you need to get a set-in stain out of carpet? Here are the supplies and instructions you need to get tough popsicle, wine, or pet stains out of carpet! Via thehumbledhomemaker.com.
Getting a clean and fresh bathroom doesn’t require those harmful chemicals! With just a few inexpensive items and a little bit of effort, you can easily enjoy a naturally clean and fresh bathroom. Via smithspirations.com.
Get your silver and crystal sparkling without harsh chemicals. Via thegreenbacksgal.com.
A mix of essential oils meant to keep away the germs! Via deliciousobsessions.com.
You’ll love these two simple recipes for making my own freshening sprays. They’re incredibly inexpensive, they smell pretty, they work on odors and they take so little time to make. Via keeperofthehome.org.
You’ll be pleasantly surprised by the effectiveness of this non-toxic combination. Via onegoodthingbyjillee.com.
Looking for a versatile cleaning product? Look no further than that little orange box tucked away in your pantry. Via cleanmama.net.
This window cleaner has a secret ingredient that reduces streaking. Via wholenewmom.com.
Use that ubiquitous brown bottle of 3% hydrogen peroxide to your home’s advantage. Via www.houselogic.com.
It is easy and inexpensive to make cleaners at home. And you don’t need a bunch of fancy ingredients to do it. Via keeperofthehome.org.
Do you love the result of dryer sheets, but hate buying them because they always smell so chemically? Make your own! Via radicalpossibility.com.