How to Make Your Own Cleaning Supplies

by Dusty RogersMarch 3, 2015

Cleaning might not be your favorite activity, but Homes.com DIY Expert Dusty Rogers has a great solution for keeping your products green and all-natural: make your own cleaning supplies! Homemade cleaners are not expensive or time-consuming, but they still work well! And you can feel great about their low environmental impact and all-natural elements.

Follow these simple steps to make your own homemade cleaners!

Reusable Disinfectant Wipes

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Supplies:

  • Qt Jar
  • Old t-shirts (cut into rag sizes)
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1/2 cup of vinegar
  • 12 drops of essential oils (choose the fragrant combination you prefer)
    • tea tree oil
    • lemon oil
    • lavender
    • peppermint
    • thyme
    • thieves blend

Instructions:

  1. Place t-shirt rags in jar.
  2. Combine water, vinegar, and oil.
  3. Pour the mixture in the jar over the t-shirt rags.
  4. Close lid, and shake. (It may take a few minutes for the rags to absorb the cleaning mixture)

The rags are now ready for use whenever you need them! Once you’re done with a wipe, throw it in the laundry, and you can reuse your rags in the next batch of cleaner.

Bathroom Cleaner

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Supplies:

  • Jar with lid
  • 2/3 cup baking soda
  • 2 tbsp Castile soap

Instructions:

  1. Mix together. It creates a light, fluffy texture.
  2. Put the lid on the jar, and use when you need to clean your sink, shower, tub, and bathroom tile.
  3. It cleans and deodorizing without the harsh chemicals of many common bathroom cleaning products.

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Happy cleaning!

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About The Author
Dusty Rogers
Dusty Rogers is the blogger, mother, maker, decorator and drinker of the wine at All Things G&D - a lifestyle blog where home décor, DIY and organization, healthy meals and kid-friendly snacks, party planning and entertaining all happily play together in the sandbox. Dusty lives in Madison, WI with her husband Greg and their daughter Kate, and she spends her days balancing high maintenance tendencies with a desire to keep things simple.

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