5 Natural DIY Cleaning Supplies and Recipes

5 Natural DIY Cleaning Supplies and Recipes

Have you ever used natural cleaners before?  If not, they’re amazing!  They are less harsh on your environment and much easier on your budget.  And believe it or not, you probably already have a lot of natural cleaning supplies on hand, and just don’t know it.  So, in today’s post, we are going to go over some simple and natural cleaning supplies that you can easily put together on your own.

5 Natural DIY Cleaning Supplies

Vinegar

When it comes to natural DIY cleaning supplies, white distilled vinegar is one of the most common ones to use.  Used for sanitizing and removing hard water stains, soils, and mineral deposits, vinegar can get through just about anything and make products look just as new again.

Recipe

Non-toxic Vinegar Toilet Cleaner

Ingredients:

1 cup white vinegar

Directions:

Pour vinegar into the bowl and let sit for at least 1 hour (leave over night for best results).  Scrub to remove stains and flush.

Lemon Juice

Lemons act like a natural bleach and disinfectant.  And with their amazing scent, they make things smell fresh.

Recipe

Lemon Wood Cutting Board Cleaner

Ingredients:

Half a lemon

Coarse Salt

Bench Scraper

Warm Water

Sponge or Cloth

Directions:

  1. Sprinkle your coarse salt on your cutting board.
  2. Use your lemon half with the cut side down to scrub the surface; squeezing your lemon slightly as you go to release the juice.
  3. Let everything sit for 5 minutes, then scrape everything off into a bowl with your bench scraper.
  4. Give the surface of your cutting board a final rinse with your sponge and/or cloth, and some warm water then let dry.

Baking Soda

Believe it or not, baking soda is used for more than just baking.  You can also use this product for cleaning too!  Keep this product on hand to help extinguish small cooking fires, neutralizing acids, and getting rid of stinky smells.

Recipe

Baking Soda Oven Rack Cleaner

Ingredients:

Distilled White Vinegar

Baking Soda

Scrub Brush

Directions:

  1. Place over racks in tub or shower.
  2. Generously spray the racks with vinegar.
  3. Pour baking soda all over the racks and let sit for 10 minutes.
  4. Cover racks with hot water and let sit for 10 minutes.
  5. Use scrub pad to remove grime, dry and place racks back in oven.

Borax

This stuff has been around forever!  It’s antiseptic, anti-fungal, and antibacterial.  Which makes it great for cleaning.

Recipe

Borax Tub and Shower Cleaner

Ingredients:

Borax

Sponge

Warm Water

Directions:

  1. Sprinkle some Borax on your sponge.
  2. Scrub tub and/0r shower surfaces.
  3. Rinse with warm water.

Essential Oils

If you don’t know it already, essential oils are great natural cleaners.  And with so many oils out there, you have a lot of different ways to use them as cleaners.

Recipe

Shower Curtain Scum Cleaner

Ingredients:

Eucalyptus Oil

Tea Tree Oil

Warm Water

16 oz. Spray Bottle

Directions:

  1. Fill your 16 oz. spray bottle with warm water.
  2. Add 4 drops of eucalyptus oil and 4 drops of tea tree oil to your spray bottle and shake to mix.
  3. Spray entire shower curtain with cleaning mixture to kill any bacteria or mold that may be there.
  4. Let air dry.

If you haven’t figured it out already, natural cleaners are amazing.  Mostly because they are all things you most likely have in your food storage already, and are extremely friendly on your budget.  Two things anyone into preparedness should love.