Making your own cleaning supplies is a great way to save money, reduce waste, and cut back on the amount of chemicals entering your home. Purchasing a few key ingredients like Fels Naptha soap, white vinegar, borax, and washing soda, and a quality spray bottle will give you a good start on making your own cleaning products.
Here’s a list of common cleaning products, ingredients needed to make it, and links to different recipes and variations!
Laundry detergent (washing soda, borax, soap, water):
Natural Laundry Detergent (powder and liquid recipes)
Dishwasher Detergent (washing soda, borax, citric acid, kosher salt)
Bathroom Cleaner (vinegar, baking soda, dishsoap)
Window Cleaner (white vinegar, cornstarch, rubbing alcohol, water)
Carpet & Stain Cleaner (white vinegar ,water)
Mr. Clean Magic Erasers on Amazon
Or try using these eco-friendly melamine sponges — just add water!
Ant Killer (sugar, water, borax)
And check out Organized Simplicity (on Kindle or real book). The author lists some seriously awesome resources for building your own homemade cleaning supply closet.
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