There are a number of reasons as to why you might want to make homemade cleaning products. You may be interested in creating an environment in your home that is chemical-free, or perhaps you are interested in saving a bit of money, or maybe you have just run out of one of your cleaners and you cannot wait until your next store visit. There are many benefits to going the DIY route, and in fact, it is really easy. Many of these cleaning products contain ingredients you may already have in your kitchen cupboards.
All Purpose Cleaner
- Â¼ Cup of Lemon Juice
- 1 Cup Hydrogen Peroxide
- 2 Cups of Water
Combine these 3 ingredients together and you can use this solution to wipe down counters or clean windows and glass. Store the solution in a container that is dark which will stop the deterioration of the hydrogen peroxide.
Â Laundry Detergent- Liquid Soap Nuts
This recipe makes 2.5 cups which is equal to 20 loads in standard washing machines or 40 loads in the HE machines.
- 1/ 2 Cup of Vinegar
- 4 Cups Water
- 1 Cup Of Eco Nuts soap nuts
Bring all these ingredients to a very low boil in a big pot. Lower the heat till the mixture is simmering and then cover for about 30 minutes. Stir every now and again. Mash up the nuts using a slotted metal spoon.
Now uncover the pot and allow the mixture to carry on simmering for a further 30 minutes.
Remove the pot off the heat followed by straining the solution into a bowl. Allow the mixture to cool. Store the solution in a jar that is watertight for short-term storage, or you can freeze the mixture in an ice cube tray if you are interested in long-term storage. Â Use 2 tablespoons in a standard washing machine or 1 tablespoon for a HE machine for every load of washing.
Liquid Homemade Dish Soap
- 1/8 Cup Water
- 1/ 2 Cup Liquid Castile Soap
- 1 Teaspoon Vinegar
- 4 Drops Of Essential Oil (Your Choice)
Combine the ingredients well and store the mixture in one of your old recycled soap bottles.
- 30 Drops Tea Tree Oil
- 3 Tablespoons Liquid Castile Soap
- 2 Cups Water
Pour the mixture into a plastic or glass spray bottle.
- 1/ 2 Teaspoon Lemon Essential Oil
- 1 Teaspoon Sweet Orange Essential Oil
- 3/ 4 Teaspoon Lavender Essential Oil
Fill up your spray bottle using water and then add each of the essential oils. Blend and shake the mixture before every use.
There are many other types of DIY cleaning products that you can easily prepare from home. Feel free to share any concoctions you may have made here.