10 DIY Cleaning Products You’ll Love!
Rather than spending tons of money at the store stocking up on ten different cleaning products for every area of your home, why not create your own cleaning solutions for less money, using natural ingredients that will do the job equally as well? Here is a round up of 10 DIY Cleaning Products from some of our favorite bloggers!
Product #1: DIY Dishwasher Tablets
As a fellow Mom to a large brood, I especially loved this explanation as to why this blogger has gone DIY,
“That is what happened to my budget once my kids hit high school. College made a sound that is only audible to creatures in another realm.”
Which is why Carole from My Kitchen Escapades worked on this fantastic recipe for dishwasher tablets that you can make at home! Click on over to learn how to make your own.
Product #2: Easy Homemade Laundry Detergent
I have been wanting to make my own laundry detergent for forever! And I think this awesome recipe from Sherri at Luv a Bargain has finally motivated me to actually make it happen! This recipe creates enough for 270 loads – which should definitely last me awhile!
Product #3: Homemade Body Wash
I am in love with this recipe for homemade body wash from Vanessa at Tried and True, which is both kind to the body and stretches the budget. Because we all know that once you put soap into a pump dispenser, that it tends to get used liberally by the kiddos! (I always say the kids just pump my money down the drain!)
Product #4: DIY Bath & Shower Cleaner
Made from two easy-peasy ingredients, we should all be using this DIY bath & shower cleaner from Lisa over at Lewisville Love in all of our bathrooms!
Product #5: DIY Homemade “Soft Scrub”
Mavis from One Hundred Dollars a Month wanted to find a non-chemical based way to keep her kitchen sink bright and sparkly clean – which is why she put together this recipe for homemade soft scrub!
Product #6: DIY Laundry Softener
Liz Marie from Liz Marie Blog has been using her own homemade laundry detergent for a few years now, but when she came across an idea for making homemade laundry softener, she couldn't resist trying it! She says it makes her towels so soft and fluffy and they smell delish! And chances are you already have all of the ingredients you need right now to make some for yourself!
Product #7: Homemade Toilet Bowl Cleaner
Have you ever read the labels of commercial-based cleaning products and then researched what those chemicals can do if a person splashes them onto their skin or into their eyes? Well, Sara from My Merry Messy Life did, and that's what made her decide not to use them anymore. Her biggest concern was what could happen if her toddler decided to take a swig of the stuff (shudder)! So she created this DIY recipe for homemade toilet bowl cleaner which keeps her bowl sparking clean and smelling fresh, and is completely non toxic. I am definitely trying this one!
Product #8: Homemade Grout Cleaner
Do your kids love to get involved and help you out around the house? Cleaning grout with a toothbrush can seem like a lot of fun (when you are 3!), and if you are using a non toxic DIY recipe like this one for homemade grout cleaner from Stephanie at Gathered in the Kitchen. The whole family can scrub away to their hearts' content!
Product #9: Homemade Hand Soap
Now granted, this recipe takes a little bit of time – time to grate the soap, to heat it on the stovetop until it is mixed together, and then to allow it to cool for 12-18 hours in order to achieve the right consistency, but this recipe for homemade hand soap from April over at Holistic Homemaking will save you tons of money! And as I mentioned before – when you think about how much hand soap your kids end up pumping down the drain, this is a great place to stretch your budget!
Product #10: DIY Microwave Cleaner
If your house is like mine- the microwave oven is one of the most used appliances in your home … and boy, can it get dirty! Jessi from Practically Functional shows you how to use a steam solution to loosen up all of that built up dirt inside of your microwave so that it easily sponges away. And she shows us that our microwave ovens really can be all white inside again!
Have you tried using DIY cleaners in your home? Are you inspired to try some of these recipes?