Ditch the chemical cleaners and check out these 7 amazing homemade cleaners you can make yourself. These DIY cleaners work great and will save you money.
About 5 years ago I really got into making my own cleaners. I started with my favorite granite cleaner and that worked so well I just kept on making more and more cleaners myself. Not only is it extremely easy to make your own cleaners, but you can save yourself a lot of money too.
One of the things that I was most surprised about was that the cleaners that I made myself worked better than the store-bought.
I thought that the cleaners wouldn't work as well or I would have to spend more time cleaning with homemade cleaners. But that isn't the case at all!
So if you want to save money or just make more natural cleaners check out these homemade cleaners that work.
Homemade Cleaners That Work
Most of these cleaners below only take a few minutes to make and work great! Plus, you can customize the scents of most of them by using different essential oils.
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Getting Started Making Homemade Cleaners That Work
To make these cleaners I recommend having a few things on hand. I like to use glass bottles instead of plastic. You can buy them in the store or on Amazon.
- Glass bottles (You can pick up a set on Amazon)
- Essential Oils (I love lemon essential oil for cleaners)
- Microfiber Cloths (this is my favorite brand!)
To get started making cleaners I recommend making the one you think you will use the most. Then, as you run out of your store-bought cleaners you can start making the homemade version of the cleaner.
Almost all of the cleaners I use in my house are DIY cleaners I have learned to make over the years. I have around 30 different cleaners I make but these below are my favorites.
This granite cleaner only takes about 3 minutes to make, but you will save so much money versus buying granite cleaner in the store. You will need some rubbing alcohol and dish soap to make this. Plus some essential oils help too.
It is very versatile and can be used on Formica or cultured marble too! I also use it on some of my appliances to give them a perfect shine.
This is one of those homemade cleaners that really work to remove food and grime from your countertops. Plus, it will disinfect them too!
This homemade dusting spray has a few ingredients and leaves a great shine on all your wood. I love the fact that I don't need to use an aerosol can in the house and still dust well. If you want to clean your home with natural ingredients like water, olive oil, and essential oils check out this homemade cleaner that works today!
Forget the weird blue Windex. This homemade glass cleaner is so easy to make and works great.
It quickly shines windows and mirrors and leaves a streak-free finish on everything.
You probably have everything you need to make this cleaner at home. Easily make up a bottle of this awesome homemade cleaner and get your windows looking shiny and new.
I was constantly dealing with a stained kitchen sink until I started making my own homemade kitchen sink cleaner. It smells fantastic and has natural ingredients unlike Ajax or other sink cleaners.
It cost less than $.25 to make which is awesome! By far one of my favorite DIY cleaners you can make. This is one of those simple to use homemade cleaners that work.
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I was about ready to reupholster my chairs until I came across this recipe. Dirt and food stains are no match for this simple homemade upholstery cleaner.
You probably already have all the ingredients you need to make up a batch and clean your furniture today. If you have stained upholstery you need to try it today! It's one of my favorite homemade cleaners that work.
I love the smell of this homemade soft scrub. Cleaning the shower and bath is never fun, but this scrub helps make the job easier without the harsh smells.
If you hate harsh chemical smells, especially in the bathroom this is a cleaner you can make at home.
This easy homemade cleaner that works contains baking soda, salt, and dish soap. Plus you can use essential oils to make it smell great!
Homemade Floor Cleaner That Works
I absolutely hate the smell of the chemicals in the store-bought floor cleaners. The fake pine smell mixed with chemicals is the worst.
I made a homemade floor cleaner that gets rid of dirt and grime. It even works on greasy kitchen floors.
Plus, this homemade floor cleaner smells much better than the store brands. If you are looking for a homemade floor cleaner for vinyl, laminate, or tile check this one out.
Making your own cleaners can save you money and help you know what products you are cleaning with. No more nasty-smelling cleaners full of strange chemicals with these simple homemade cleaners that work!
Want some more cleaning tips? Check out these articles below!
- Easy Daily Cleaning Schedule For A Cleaner Home
- How To Deep Clean A Kitchen
- How To Clean With Essential Oils
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