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Favorite DIY Cleaning Products

Good Morning everyone!  If you’ve been reading my recent blog posts, you know that I’m on the hunt for ways to save money this year.  One of the ways that I’d like to save some money is to try to use less expensive cleaning products that I make myself.  You know how expensive some of these items can be:  $9.00 for a bottle of laundry detergent, $4.00 for a bottle of Febreese.  With all of the different products that we use to keep our homes clean, the expense can rise very quickly.

I’ve done a lot of research to find the best recipes for making your own DIY Cleaning Products and made a comprehensive list that I’m going to share here with you today.

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Favorite DIY Cleaning Products

Favorite DIY Cleaning Products

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General Household:

Multi-Purpose Cleaners:

Ingredients-

  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp dawn dish soap
  • 4 Tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 ½ cups warm water

Directions-

mix all ingredients well in a spray bottle; shake well before use

Alternate Recipe:

Ingredients-

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup vinegar
  • 20 drops lemon essential oil
  • 20 drops tea tree essential oil

Directions-

mix all ingredients well in a spray bottle; shake well before use

 

Glass Cleaners:

Ingredients-

  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 1 cup water

Directions-

mix well in a spray bottle; shake well before use

Alternate Recipe:

Ingredients-

  • ¼ cup rubbing alcohol
  • ¼ cup white vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 cups warm water

Directions-

mix all ingredients well in a spray bottle; shake well before use

 

Dusting Spray:

Ingredients-

  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • ¼ cup white vinegar
  • 1 cup warm water

Directions-

mix all ingredients well in a spray bottle; shake well before use

 

Homemade Febreze:

Ingredients-

Directions-

mix all ingredients in a large bowl until dissolved then transfer to spray bottle; shake well before use

 

Dishwashing Detergent:

Ingredients-

  • 1 cup borax
  • 1 cup washing soda
  • ¼ cup Epsom salt
  • lemon juice

Directions-

combine powders in a large bowl; slowly add lemon juice until powder is sticky; place in ice cube trays and set trays in windowsill to firm; use 1 cube per load

Bathroom:

Toilet Bowl Cleaners:

Ingredients-

  • ¼ c baking soda
  • ¼ c borax
  • 1 cup white vinegar

Directions-

Add ingredients one at a time directly into the toilet bowl and mix gently with toilet brush.  Let sit for 30 minutes then scrub

Alternate Recipe:

Ingredients-

  • ¾ cup borax
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 10 drops essential oil

Directions-

mix all ingredients into toilet bowl then allow to sit for an hour, then scrub

 

Scouring Powder:

Ingredients-

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • ½ cup salt
  • ½ cup borax powder

Directions-

combine ingredients in an airtight jar; wet surface with water and sprinkle scouring powder onto surface; let sit for 5 minutes the scrub clean with damp cloth or brush

Favorite DIY Cleaning Products

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Tub and Shower Cleaners:

Ingredients-

  • ½ grapefruit
  • ¼ cup kosher salt

Directions-

Place salt on grapefruit half and scrub tub and shower

Alternate Recipe:

Ingredients-

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 1 cup dish soap

Directions-

mix all ingredients well in a spray bottle; shake well before use

For Stubborn Stains:

Ingredients-

  • ½ cup vinegar
  • few drops of dawn dish soap

Directions-

mix ingredients in a scrub brush; shake well before use and scrub affected areas

For black to dark brown stubborn stains:

Ingredients-

  • hydrogen peroxide (equal parts)
  • cream of tartar (equal parts)

Directions-

mix into a paste and apply to stubborn stains, then let sit for 30 minutes to an hour; scrub affected areas

 

Laundry:

Laundry Detergent – Liquid:

Ingredients-

Directions-

mix borax and washing soda together in a large bowl and set aside; grate fels naphta soap; add soap to hot water stirring constantly until completely dissolved; add borax and washing soda mixture stirring until completely dissolved; pour liquid into mason jars or airtight bottle; to use- shake well; add 1 tbsp to laundry

Alternate Recipe:

Ingredients-

Directions-

mix washing soda and water in a large bowl or bucket; add baking soda to mixture and stir well to dissolve completely; add castile soap and mix well; add essential oils and mix well; store in airtight container; to use: 1/3 cup mixture with each load of wash

 

Laundry Detergent – Powder:

Ingredients-

  • 1 box borax
  • 1 box washing soda
  • 1 bar fels naptha soap
  • 1 container purex crystals or unstoppables

Directions-

grate fels naphta soap; mix soap with washing soda, crystals or unstoppables, and borax and mix well; store in an airtight container; to use- add 1-3 Tbsp per load of laundry

 Alternate Recipe:

Ingredients-

  • 1 ½ cup baking soda
  • 1 ½ cup washing soda
  • 1 cup borax
  • ½ cup Epsom salt
  • 2 Tbsp salt
  • 10 drops essential oils (your desired scent)

Directions-

combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until fine; pour into airtight container; to use- add ½ Tbsp to load of laundry

 

Laundry Bombs:

Ingredients-

  • 1 ½ cups washing soda
  • ½ cup fels naphta soap
  • 2 Tbsp Epsom salts
  • ¼ cup white vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp hydrogen peroxide
  • 15-20 drops essential oil (your desired scent)

Directions-

grate the fels naptha soap into a mixing bowl; add washing soda and epsom salt; add hydrogen peroxide and stir well; add white vinegar and stir well; add essential oil and stir well (should be like wet clumpy sand); cover a baking sheet with parchment paper and scoop rounded spoons of mixture onto the parchment paper; let sit for at least 8 hours; to use- add one laundry bomb with each load

 

Fabric Softener – Liquid:

Ingredients-

  • 6 cups hot water
  • 3 cups white vinegar
  • 2 cups suave conditioner
  • airtight bottle/container

 Directions-

whisk together conditioner and water so there are no lumps remaining; add vinegar and mix well; to use- add 2 tbsp to your softener dispenser; store in airtight container

 Alternate Recipe:

Ingredients-

  • 2 cup distilled water
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 2 cups white vinegar
  • 25 drops essential oil (whichever scent you like)
  • coffee filters
  • airtight container

Directions-

whisk water, baking soda and essential oil in a large bowl; slowly add vinegar to prevent bubbling over

Alternate Recipe:

Ingredients-

  • ½ cup unstoppables or purex crystals
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 6 cups white vinegar

 Directions-

mix unstoppables or crystals and hot water and stir well; in a separate bowl very slowly add white vinegar a little at a time to the baking soda to avoid bubbling over, mix well until all baking soda is dissolved; then add vinegar mixture to the scent mixture; place in airtight container; to use- shake well before use, add ½ cup to your laundry detergent

 

Fabric Softener – Sheets:

Ingredients-

  • 4-6 sponges (small, thin cheaper ones)
  • 2 cups fabric softener (use your DIY fabric softener from above)
  • 4-5 cups water
  • airtight container

Directions-

stir fabric softener and water together in container; add sponges and close lid and let soak; to use- squeeze out one sponge and add to dryer with load of wet clothes; when clothes are dry, return sponge to container to resoak

Alternate Recipe:

Ingredients-

  • 2 cups fabric softener (use your DIY fabric softener of choice from above)
  • coffee filters
  • airtight container

Directions-

separate coffee filters and loosely add them to the container; pour fabric softener mixture over them until completely saturated and allow to soak for at least 15 minutes; ring them out and lay them out on a cookie sheet to dry overnight; place in airtight container

Favorite DIY Cleaning Products

If you have any tried and true recipes for DIY Cleaning Products that you use, I’d love to hear them so please add a comment below to share them!  Don’t forget to share this post through your social media sites so your friends and family can start saving money on their cleaning products as well!

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  1. Suzane Cybulski

    I’ve been using your alternate glass cleaner recipe – with the addition of a few drops of lemon essential oil, for some years now & its the best window cleaner I’ve ever used!!! It leaves no streaks at all!!!

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