Recently I felt inspired to put together a compilation of all my very favorite homemade cleaners so that I could have easy access to them. It also occurred to me that this could be a useful resource for you too, so that’s what I’m sharing today! Hopefully this will serve as a nice reference post that you can bookmark and get to lickety-split when you need it. And of course you’ll want to share it with all your family and friends! ;-)
This obviously isn’t a comprehensive list of all the cleaners I have tried and/or use, but I did try to narrow it down to make it a manageable (and useful) list. I tried to narrow it down to the ones I use on a regular basis or have found to be most useful overall. And even with those parameters, I still couldn’t even narrow it down to a list of ten! So thirteen will have to do. ;-) Now on to that list!
13 Of My Very Favorite Homemade Cleaners
This cleaner has gone through a couple of different “interpretations,” but the ingredients remain the same as the very first time I used it! It can be used to great effect in the kitchen, the bathroom, and beyond. Give it a try, and soon you’ll be cleaning up grime you didn’t even know was possible to remove!
I still love my homemade version of Clorox wipes! These are really nice to keep on hand if you’re trying to eliminate unnecessary paper waste in your home. These work just as well, and you won’t even miss the disposable ones!
These dishwasher detergent tabs are easy to make, and are MUCH cheaper than their store-bought counterparts! Just pop one in your dishwasher, add a splash of vinegar, and enjoy your sparkling clean dishes!
I barely have words to describe how GREAT this particular cleaner is! You’ll be able to tackle even the most stubborn soap scum, mineral deposits, and other nastiness in your tub or shower. If you haven’t tried it already, you really should give it a try and experience the magic for yourself!
This enzyme cleaner is a lesson in patience because it has to sit for two weeks before you can use it. But it is well worth the wait! You can use it for just about anything – from clearing blockages in sinks and drains, to mopping floors, washing cars, cleaning ovens, fertilizing plants, and even as a facial cleanser.
This is one of those cleaners that’s great for any perfectionists out there! ;-) I never noticed just how grimy my cabinets were until I looked really closely. And at that point I couldn’t walk away until I found a solution. I love this method because it only has two ingredients, and it works like a charm to get ground-in grime out of all the little nooks and crannies.
Dusting is one of my least favorites chores! But this homemade dusting spray makes me hate it a little less. The olive oil leaves my wood furniture shining like new and the lemon essential oil makes my house smell wonderful!
Related: All-Natural DIY Dusting Spray
This mopping solution cuts through grease better than any other floor cleaner I’ve used! Plus, it’s easy to make and won’t leave behind any film or residue.
With a few simple ingredients, you can make a great window and mirror cleaner that won’t leave any streaks behind. We have two recipes – one that will cut through the heaviest grease and grime, and a natural version for day-to-day use.
These fizzy toilet cleaner tabs are the easiest way to tackle a nasty toilet. Simply drop the tab into the toilet and watch it go! Once the fizzing stops, give your toilet a quick scrub and it will be sparkling clean!
This super-simple spray is great for everyday tasks like wiping down counters, cupboards, and sinks. It’s also great at powering through sticky, greasy messes! The washing soda cuts through tough grease, and the essential oils will add a beautiful shine.
12. Cleaning Vinegar
It’s nice to be able to use a natural cleaner without my boys whining about the vinegar smell! Dilute it or use full-strength, this lovely scented vinegar can clean almost anything!
Related: How To Make Scented Cleaning Vinegar
13. Citrus Degreaser
There is no better ally in the fight against grease than citrus. Combined with some of my favorite all-natural cleaning ingredients, this cleaner has become a favorite in our house. Even my husband uses it!
Related: Homemade Citrus Degreaser
Those are the go-to cleaning recipes that I find essential around my home! What are your favorite homemade all-natural cleaning recipes?