How to Make Green and Eco-Friendly Home-made Cleaning Products

How to Make Green and Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products Home-made

The next time you have a kitchen counter or bathroom you need to clean, forget running to your local store to obtain commercial cleaning products. Instead, how about creating your own concoctions of home-made green cleaning products to get the job done and be better to the environment at the same time.

Consider using easily accessible cleaning products like club soda, vinegar and even vodka, which is a proven germ fighter, as affordable, green and quite effective home-made cleaners. The best part is that they are all natural and better for the environment!

Home-made or all-natural cleaning solutions utilize basic chemicals and ingredients to eliminate grime, deodorize, and, in some instances, disinfect surfaces. These home-made green cleaning products are ideal for leaving kitchen and bathroom surfaces sparkling clean.

Having these home-made, green cleaning products may prevent the need entirely to buy from commercial stores – and in many cases harsh – cleaning products. If you are wondering what the shelf life is of these home-made cleaning products, most natural, DIY cleaning solutions are able to last as long as a month. Then there are other ingredients, such as hydrogen peroxide, that lose their effectiveness in a shorter time span.

Here are a wide variety of cleaning solution recipes that are all natural, home-made, effective, and good for the environment:

Home-made Green All-Natural Cleaning Solution Recipes

Home-made All-Purpose Lemon Degreaser

 

This all-natural cleaning solution is effective on all surfaces except wood.

Items You Will Require

  • 2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 tablespoon of baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soap
  • 24-ounce spray bottle

How to Apply

  1. Pour all of the ingredients into the spray bottle. Shake thoroughly.
  2. To use, spritz onto a surface and wipe with a microfiber cloth.
    Recipe by Linda Cobb

Home-made Glass Cleaner

Using just five simple ingredients, you will be able to make a natural glass cleaner for all your smudge-and streak-destroying cleaning needs.

Items You Will Require

  • 2 cups of water
  • 2 tablespoons of rubbing alcohol
  • 2 tablespoons of white vinegar
  • 5 drops of peppermint essential oil
  • 24-ounce spray bottle

How to Apply

  1. Pour all of the ingredients into the spray bottle. Shake it a little to combine ingredients.
  2. To use, spray onto a microfiber cloth and apply to the surface.
    Recipe by Becky Rapinchuk

Home-made Chrome Cleaner

Avoid wiping down your chrome surfaces with just any cleaning solution. This home-made solution, with some buffing, will give you shinning chrome surfaces.

Items You Will Require

  • 2 cups of water
  • ½ teaspoon of Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soap
  • 3 tablespoons of white vinegar
  • 24-ounce spray bottle

How to Apply

  1. Pour the ingredients into a 24-ounce spray bottle. Shake well to combine.
  2. To use, spray onto a chrome surface. Let sit for 10 minutes. Wipe with damp cloth and buff with a dry cloth.

Home-made Sink Cleaning Solution

This powerful, all-natural green solution should leave your sink sparkling clean.

Items You Will Require

  • 2 cups of baking soda
  • 10 drops of clove essential oil
  • 10 drops of lemon essential oil
  • 1 squirt of Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soap
  • A few drops of water
  • Butter knife
  • Airtight container

How to Apply

  1. Mix the baking soda with the essential oils using a butter knife. Store in an airtight container.
  2. To use, sprinkle the mixture over the sink surface, afterward, add a squirt of soap and a few drops of water. Scrub with a nylon-bristle brush. Rinse thoroughly.
    Recipe by Becky Rapinchuk

Heavy-Duty Kitchen Cleaning Solution

You will normally need a strong cleaning tool for huge kitchen messes. However, this natural, home-made green cleaning solution frees you from having to use ultra-strong cleaning agents.

Items You Will Require

  • ¼ cup of natural dish soap
  • ¼ cup of baking soda
  • 5 drops of clove essential oil
  • Approximately 3 drops of water
  • Mixing bowl

How to Apply

Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl.

  1. To use, apply the solution to the surface using the gritty side of a double-sided kitchen sponge.
  2. Scrub. Wipe up with a wet cloth.
    Recipe by Melissa Maker

Home-made Mold and Mildew Cleaner

This all-natural cleaning solution will eliminate mild mold and mildew problems without having to use harsh chemicals.

Items You Will Require

  • 2 teaspoons of tea-tree oil
  • 2 cups of water
  • ¼ cup of baking soda
  • 24-ounce spray bottle

How to Apply

  1. Pour the water and tea-tree oil into the spray bottle. Shake thoroughly.
  2. To use, heavily spray moldy areas with the cleaning solution. Let sit for 24 hours.
  3. After 24 hours, pour ¼ cup of baking soda into a small bowl and slowly spritz it with the solution until a glue like paste forms.
  4. Apply the paste to the moldy surface using a clean toothbrush and then scrub. Rinse.

Recipe by Linda Cobb

Home-made Shower Cleaner

This simple home-made, green, cleaning solution will leave your shower ultra-clean.

Items You Will Require

  • ¼ cup of baking soda
  • 1 cup of water
  • Microwave-safe bowl
  • 24-ounce spray bottle

How to Apply

  1. Mix the ingredients in a microwave-safe bowl and heat for 30 to 60 seconds. Pour into the spray bottle.
  2. To use, spritz onto shower surfaces and let sit for 3 to 5 minutes. Wipe clean with a microfiber cloth.

Recipe by Debra Johnson

Home-made Hardwood Cleaner

homemade hardwood cleaner

This home-made, green, all-natural cleaning solution is perfect to use on your hardwood floors. It will even get those boards shinning again.

Items You Will Require

  • ½ cup of white vinegar
  • 1 gallon of warm water
  • 2 to 3 drops of lemon essential oil
  • 2-gallon bucket

How to Apply

  1. Mix all of the ingredients in the 2-gallon bucket.
  2. To use, dip a mop head into the bucket and wring it out thoroughly, so that it is just slightly damp. Apply to floors and repeat.
    Recipe by Becky Rapinchuk

Home-made All-Purpose Cleaner with Essential Oils

This home-made, green, cleaning product is all-purpose for most surfaces except for glass.

Items You Will Require

  • ¾ cup of water
  • ¼ cup of rubbing alcohol
  • 5 to 10 drops of peppermint, lemon, or orange essential oil
  • 1 squirt of natural dish soap
  • 16-ounce spray bottle

How to Apply

  1. Pour all of the ingredients into the spray bottle. Shake thoroughly.
  2. To use, spray onto the surface and wipe with a microfiber cloth.

Recipe by Melissa Maker

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