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How to Make Your Own Household Cleaners

If you're looking for a cleaner solution to cleaning than using chemicals but don't know where to start, why not try making your own?. Learn more at eVitamins.com.

Everyone wants a clean home, but you probably also want your home to be safe. Most household cleaners are made with harsh ingredients like bleach, ammonia and alcohol along with artificial scents that can be irritating on the skin or cause allergic reactions.

But the good news is, to get your home spotless, you don't have to use them.

What You Need

Doing some stocking up now means you'll have just the cleaner you need later on. In order to produce the exact type of cleaner you need for the mess you have, these ingredients are great to keep on hand at all times:

  1. Filtered water
  2. Apple cider vinegar
  3. Essential oils like orange, lemongrass and tea tree
  4. Citrus juice, like lemon
  5. Natural liquid soap
  6. Baking soda
  7. Olive oil

Formulas to Try

Now that you have all the essential items to make homemade household cleaners, you can get mixing to clean out those old ones in no time. Here are some formulas for the most common household cleaners to try:

All Surface Cleaner

  • 1 part apple cider vinegar
  • 4 parts water
  • A few drops of orange essential oil

Glass Cleaner

  • 1 part apple cider vinegar
  • 4 parts water
  • 1/2 tsp natural liquid soap
  • A few drops of tea tree essential oil

Floor Cleaner

  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 9 cups hot water
  • 2 tbsp baking soda

Bathroom Cleaner

  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • 3/4 cup natural liquid soap
  • A few drops orange essential oil

Furniture Duster

  • 10 drops lemongrass essential oil
  • A few drops olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice

Tips for Storage

While these products are safer than traditional formulations you may have bought before, they should still be kept away from little hands and pets. Store your products in spray bottles or tightly sealed containers on a high shelf, so they're out of reach. Make sure they're stored at room temperature and avoid and extreme changes in temperature. Apply them with cut up old t-shirts or rags to reduce waste.

You can find all the items in this post at eVitamins to quickly and easily make your own household cleaners. Get started today and we'll be back tomorrow with more news and tips.
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