Recipes

DIY Cleaning Recipes

DIY Cleaning Recipes
This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my Disclaimer and Privacy policy for more information.


There are so many inexpensive, natural alternatives that you can safely use in place of commercial household cleaning products. Get started with these DIY Cleaning Recipes.

DIY Cleaning Recipes

DIY Cleaning Recipes

When it comes to making your own cleaning products, your options are endless but some of my favorites to use are:

baking soda: it deodorizes, and you can use it to clean almost anything if you mix it with a bit of water.

lemon: very effective against bacteria found around the house.

borax: disinfects, deodorizes, and cleans many surfaces such as walls and floors.

vinegar: cuts grease, and removes stains and build-up.

DIY Windex

3 tablespoons ammonia
3/4 cup water
1 tablespoon white vinegar
2 drops blue food coloring

All Purpose Spray Cleaner

In a gallon jug, combine:

1 pint rubbing alcohol
1 tablespoon dish washing detergent
1 tablespoon household ammonia
1 tablespoon vinegar

Top off the jug with warm water, then cap and shake carefully. Pour into a spray bottle and use to clean windows, bath fixtures, and more.

Air Freshener Spray

1/4 c. baking soda
4 c. warm water
1 tsp of 1 of lemon, strawberry, or vanilla extract

Carpet Deodorizer

2 cups cornmeal
1 cup borax
10-15 drops essential oil (I prefer lemon)

Mix together, sprinkle on carpet, and vacuum up 10-15 minutes later

Refrigerator Cleaner

1 tablespoon baking soda
1 teaspoon lemon extract or vanilla extract
4 cups water

DIY Cleaning Recipes From Around the Web

DIY Clorox Recipe

Crock Pot Air Freshener

Vinegar Cleaning Recipes

Washing Machine Cleaner

DIY Laundry Detergent

All Natural Dryer Sheets

DIY Kitchen Cleaners

Find more DIY Cleaning Recipes at Budgeting 101 and Pinterest.

You can also leave your DIY Cleaning recipes in the comments!

Tags : diy
Laurie Bennett

Laurie Bennett

Site Owner
I share delicious, Weight Watchers - Friendly recipes and chat regularly about online business & blogging!!

5 Comments

  1. also for a simpler version of window cleaner less harmful and gets your windows clean streak free vinegar lemon juice and one drop of dishsoap and fill up whatever bottle with half that mixture other half water its amazing

Leave a Reply to diane Cancel reply