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DIY Cleaning Products: Tested Recipes for a Sparkling Home

DIY Cleaning Products


In today's world, there's a growing appreciation for natural and eco-friendly alternatives in every aspect of our lives, including cleaning products. Chemicals included in many cleaning products sold in stores have the potential to be hazardous to our health as well as the environment. Fortunately, it's simple to create DIY cleaning products that are efficient, secure, and affordable. In this blog post, we will explore some tested and trusted recipes for creating your very own cleaning solutions that will leave your home sparkling clean.

All-Purpose Cleaner


  • 1 cup distilled white vinegar

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 tablespoon baking soda

  • 10-15 drops of your favorite essential oil (e.g., lavender, lemon, tea tree)


  • Mix the vinegar and water in a spray bottle.

  • Add the baking soda slowly, as it may cause some fizzing.

  • Add your chosen essential oil for a pleasant scent.

  • Shake well before each use.

This all-purpose cleaner is perfect for countertops, sinks, and even glass surfaces. The vinegar's acidity and the baking soda's abrasiveness work together to clean and disinfect.

  • Citrus-Infused Vinegar Cleaner


  • Citrus peels (e.g., lemon, orange, grapefruit)

  • Distilled white vinegar

  • A glass container with a lid


  • Fill the glass container with citrus peels.

  • Pour vinegar over the peels until they are fully submerged.

  • Seal the container and store it in a cool, dark area for two weeks.

  • Strain the liquid into a spray bottle.

This homemade cleaner not only cleans effectively but also leaves a refreshing citrus scent. Use it on kitchen surfaces and as a natural deodorizer.

Homemade Glass Cleaner


  • 2 cups water

  • 2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons rubbing alcohol

  • A few drops of essential oil (optional)


  • Mix all the ingredients in a spray bottle.

  • Shake well before use.

This DIY glass cleaner is perfect for windows, mirrors, and glass tabletops. The alcohol helps the solution evaporate quickly, leaving a streak-free shine.

Baking Soda Scrub


  • 1/2 cup baking soda

  • Water (add gradually to form a paste)

  • A few drops of essential oil (optional)


  • Mix the baking soda with enough water to form a paste.

  • Add essential oil for a pleasant scent.

This gentle abrasive scrub is excellent for cleaning sinks, tubs, and even stovetops. It effectively removes stains and grime without scratching surfaces.


Creating your own DIY cleaning products is not only cost-effective but also better for your health and the environment. These tested recipes can help you maintain a sparkling clean home while reducing your exposure to harmful chemicals. Give them a try and embrace the natural cleaning revolution for a safer and greener home!

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