Over the years I’ve shared a number of natural cleaning products to DIY.
There seems to be more and more interest in natural cleaning products lately, which is pretty amazing. Who needs those cocktails of harsh chemicals in our homes anyway? Not me. According to scientists, conventional cleaning products can be as bad for your lungs as smoking 20 cigarettes a day.
To make life easy for you I thought it would be handy to have all of my DIY natural cleaning products posts in one place for your easy reference. One to bookmark or pin perhaps? I’ll update this post whenever I add any more green cleaning posts. Don’t say I’m not good to you!
My Guide to Natural Cleaning Products to DIY
Find easy links to my favourite natural cleaning products that I make at home. Each recipe is simple and effective, and tried and tested in my own home:
My Eco-Friendly Cleaning Supplies
In my guide to eco-friendly cleaning supplies, I’ve listed all the products I buy to help me make my homemade cleaning products. You can use it as a checklist to help you buy the products you need.
Where to Source Glass Spray Bottles
Wondering where to source glass spray bottles for cleaning products? I’ve got you covered with this handy guide, which also features my best sources for recycled bottles.
Homemade Cleaning Wipes
These homemade and reusable cleaning wipes solution is such an easy make, and one of my natural cleaning favourites. The solution takes seconds to make, using super simple ingredients. Then simply store a jar in your kitchen or bathroom to mop up any little spills.
Homemade Oven Cleaner
I really like my homemade oven cleaner recipe because no noxious fumes come off it. My clean green oven cleaning gel has none of the nastiness, but all of the effectiveness. The best part? You can pick up all of the ingredients (mostly from the baking aisle!) next time you’re at the supermarket!
DIY Cleaning Spray
Make this vinegar-free winter scented DIY cleaning spray, suitable for all surfaces. It makes your home smell like a walk through a forest in winter and cleans like a pro.
How to Clean With Citric Acid
Don’t like the smell of vinegar but love its cleaning properties? Try this natural cleaning spray made with citric acid. It’s a good all-round cleaner, but where it comes into its own is that it’s really effective at removing soap scum, hard water stains, calcium deposits, lime, and rust. Try it on your shower screen. I promise you’ll love it.
Homemade Cleaning Products
I started out with this guide to homemade cleaning products. Here you can learn how to make your own fabric conditioner, dishwasher rinse aid, kitchen cleaner, and bathroom cleaner with the simplest of ingredients.
Homemade Scouring Powder Recipe
Learn how to make this fantastically smelling and effective grapefruit scented homemade scouring scrub. This cleans like a dream on ceramic sinks.
Soda Crystals Uses Around The Home
Soda crystals are an excellent all-rounder when it comes to green cleaning. I always try to have a box or two under my sink. I’ve got 15 uses for soda crystals right this way.
Homemade Reed Diffuser DIY
Want to ditch the harsh chemical-filled synthetic shop-bought air fresheners? Try this really simple reed diffuser DIY. It’s made with only a few ingredients and can be whipped up in seconds.
Natural Stain Remover Tips
In this post on natural stain removal, I’ve got heaps of advice on dealing with almost every conceivable type of stain the natural way. From using lemon juice, to vinegar to milk, you too can ditch the synthetic stain removers.
I’ve recently become an e-cloth convert, and have a small stash of them – here’s my guide to cleaning with eCloths. I’ve found them invaluable for cleaning stainless steel and glass in particular, and they last an absolute age. Mine are still going strong from over a year ago.
Uses For Borax
Like soda crystals, Borax is an excellent and inexpensive green cleaning stalwart. Here are 21 uses for Borax. It’s definitely one for your under the sink arsenal.
Is Borax Safe?
There is some controversy over Borax, and its use as a natural cleaning product. I’ve done some research on if borax is safe and found that if you are in the UK or EU then it’s safe, as only Borax Substitute is available to buy here. However, if you’re in the USA or any other part of the world you will have to use your own discretion. Have a read at and make your own mind up.
Homemade Hand Sanitiser
For hand sanitising on the go, I’ve shared my homemade hand sanitiser recipe that’s World Health Organisation compliant.
If you’ve enjoyed these then in February 2018, I published a book packed full of green cleaning recipes for every corner of your home. It’s called Fresh Clean Home. Do check it out!
Finally, if you’re not inclined to make your own cleaning products but want to green your cleaning products then here’s a guide to environmentally friendly cleaning products that actually work.
Happy spring cleaning!