Clean Cleaning: How To Make Your Own Homemade, Non-Toxic Cleaners

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When creating my list of possible topics to include in my ABCs of Frugal Living Series, some letters were harder to fill than others. However, I knew what “C” would be immediately. I have been an enthusiastic user of natural cleaning products for years. Since seeing Chemerical many years ago on Netflix, and more recently, The Human Experiment, I rid my home of toxic chemicals. I  have been making my own homemade, non-toxic cleaners ever since.

Natural Cleaning: How To Make Your Own Homemade, Non-Toxic Cleaners


Real quick, think about how many cleaners you have in your house. I used to have dozens: bleach, Windex, all purpose cleaner, kitchen cleaner, bathroom cleaner, stainless steel cleaner, carpet cleaner, Febreeze . . . I thought I needed a different cleaner for everything.

I was so wrong.

It turns out that only a handful of products ar needed, and they can all be made by non-toxic, readily available substances- some of which you might already have in your home.

Here’s a quick list of cleaners I make myself:

Window/ glass cleaner

Laundry detergent

My go to multi-purpose cleaner (also works as a glass cleaner) is:

  • 1 cup vinegar (when I have orange peels in the house, I soak them in vinegar to give the vinegar a nice smell)
  • 1 cup alcohol
  • 2 cups water
  • about 10 drops essential oil (we like tea tree and orange)

I do buy my toilet cleaner. I use Method Antibacterial Toilet Cleaner. There’s nowhere local that carries it, so I order it from Grove Collaborative.

And that’s it! These 3 or 4 cleaners are really all you need.

Find the rest of my Frugal Living Series here

What about you? Are you into natural cleaning?

7 thoughts on “Clean Cleaning: How To Make Your Own Homemade, Non-Toxic Cleaners

  1. That’s exactly what we do in our home, too. Vinegar, water, and baking soda make up the majority of our cleaning products. It’s much better for our home and the bank account since these items are so inexpensive. Thanks for sharing!

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