Wouldn’t it be great to save money and know that the cleaning products you use are safe for your family?  Pets and small children alike are curious creatures which is wonderful and dangerous at the same time.  Having a stash of cleaners with toxic chemicals in them could spell disaster if they fell into the wrong hands.  That’s why making your own natural cleaning products are such a great idea.  They are safe, just as effective, and often are much more economical.


What You Need:

  • Baking Soda is a natural deodorizer and stain remover. Since it is naturally abrasive ingredient with mild alkaline properties, it works great as a surface cleaner.  Plus, those surfaces stay safely non-toxic after they are cleaned, protecting both your pets and your kids.
  • Vinegar is can remove stains, sanitize and disinfectant that can remove stains. Just don’t use it on stone surfaces or acetate fabrics
  • Hydrogen Peroxide is a disinfectant with bleaching and stain removing properties. It’s also extremely inexpensive
  • All Natural Grapefruit Oil And Lemon Juice aren’t exactly necessary, but they are great to have on hand. Grapefruit oil has antibacterial properties and lemon juice naturally cuts grease and leaves a nice fresh scent.
  • Liquid Castile Soap (ex: Dr. Bronner’s)  This is a vegetable based soap which makes it non-toxic.  It’s not as inexpensive as the other ingredients, but you usually buy a large bottle that stretches since you only use a little in combination with the other natural cleaners.

Combinations for All Natural Cleaners:


All Purpose Liquid Cleaner:

1 gallon hot water

1 tbsp baking soda

2 tbsp liquid soap (like the Dr. Bronner’s)


All Purpose Abrasive Cleaner:

Mix the following make a foamy paste for polishing or deep cleaning:

2 tbsp liquid soap

2 tbsp. baking soda


Drain Cleaner:

1 cup baking soda first

1 cup white vinegar second

1 gallon boiling water

Allow to foam for 3-5 minutes before pouring the boiling water down the drain


Carpet Stain Remover:


baking soda

Mix vinegar and baking soda into a paste. Gently work into stain with a small brush (like an old toothbrush). Let dry completely and then vacuum.  


Carpet Deodorizer:

Baking soda

10 drops of essential oil (optional)

Mix together then sprinkle liberally on your carpet, wait about 15 minutes and then vacuum.


All-Purpose Carpet Cleaner:

After vacuuming first,

1 cup white vinegar

3 cups boiling water

Use mixture to dab the soiled part of the of rug with a wet rag, let it dry and then vacuum.


Next time you have a mess on your hands try reaching for theses handy natural cleaning products instead of the harsh chemicals. It’s great to know that my family can roll around on a clean floor without added chemicals.

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