Do you have cleaning routines? A certain room where you always start, a certain corner you do your best to avoid? For me, making my own cleaning products is where it starts: I get to have a little DIY fun before starting the actual work.
If you want to go the green cleaning route, you should start with these essential recipes. They’re easy to blend together, they need only a few ingredients, and they cover all the basics of your spring cleaning. In fact, you might want to learn them by heart, ’cause you’ll probably use them over and over.
Food stains of all kinds can make your life miserable. This spray, however, will help you out! It’s made with glycerin, borax and super washing soda, all of which are essential green cleaning ingredients.
DIY Stain Remover Spray from Hello Glow
Vinegar, distilled water, essentials oils, a pretty spray bottle, and you’re done! You can use this spray cleaner on tile, floors, windows or metal chairs, among other things.
DIY All-Purpose Natural Lemon & Lavender Cleaner from A Bubbly Life
Deep clean your fridge using vinegar, dish soap and orange essential oil, a combination which will remove unpleasant smells as well as disinfect the shelves.
Natural Fridge Cleaner from Hello Glow
No one likes a non-white white t-shirt, so make sure yours keep the right color using a single ingredient.
Whiten Clothes Without Bleach from BLDG/25
Give your carpet a new life with an easy combination of baking soda and essential oils. Lemon or peppermint would be especially refreshing!
Eco-Friendly Spring Cleaning from Dans Le Sac
Cleaning the oven is never exciting but at least it can be non-toxic! This recipe uses castile soap, baking soda and sea salt, leaving your oven as good as new.
Non-Toxic Oven Cleaner from Hello Glow
You might be surprised to find out which ingredient from your pantry can be used by itself to clean the windows. Hint: you might also want to infuse some for yourself!
The Easiest 1-Ingredient Homemade Window Cleaner from Hello Glow
A good and safe hand soap is essential to both the bathroom and the kitchen sink. Make one that’s also cost-effective with this 5-ingredient recipe.
Money Saving Castile Soap Recipe from Purely Katie
Distilled water, rubbing alcohol… and that’s it! You don’t need anything else to make a powerful stainless steel cleaner!
A 2-Ingredient Stainless Steel Cleaner from Hello Glow
Scum and mildew are kept at bay with this peppermint daily shower spray. You only need alcohol and essential oil to put it together!
DIY Peppermint Daily Shower Spray from Clean Mama
Skip the chemically-made dishwasher tablets in favor of baking soda, citric acid and super washing soda. You can even get the shape you like using ice trays as molds!
Homemade Natural Dishwasher Detergent Tablets from Hello Glow