The costs of cleaning chemicals can add up fast and the toxins are bad for the health of your home and the environment too. It’s a lose-lose. But there is an alternative. You can make your own homemade DIY cleaning solutions for cheap that are healthier too!
Here are some of our favorite homemade cleaning solution recipes:
HOMEMADE GLASS CLEANER
There are several toxins in store-bought glass cleaner. You can avoid them and create your own DIY glass cleaner with a very simple recipe. Here is what you need:
To create your own glass cleaner, fill a spray bottle with 50% white vinegar and 50% water. That’s it! The solution will clean windows, mirrors and picture frame and won’t leave behind streaks or grime.
HOMEMADE STAIN REMOVER
Many cleaning chemicals will do more harm than good when it comes to removing stains on carpet or fabrics. Different fabrics and materials react different to each type of stain and cleaning solution so you need to be careful. Our homemade stain remover is easy-to-make and won’t damage carpet or fabric. Here is what you need:
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Dishwashing Liquid
Pour two parts hydrogen peroxide and one part dishwashing liquid into a spray bottle and spray the solution onto the carpet stain. Now dab the stain with a clean, white cloth and absorb the remnants of the stain.
If the DIY stain remover does not remove the stain, we recommend hiring a local carpet cleaning service that uses green-certified solutions in their process. Visit this website for more information: www.amazingcarechemdry.com
Almost all disinfectants are sold in the form of an aerosol can. These disinfectants are terrible for your home and health. You can concoct your own DIY disinfectant that is 100% safe with just two ingredients. Here is what you need:
- Rubbing Alcohol
Fill a spray bottle halfway with rubbing alcohol and halfway with hot water. This will create a homemade disinfect for use in your kitchen or bathroom. You can use it on cutting boards and almost all surfaces.
You just need two ingredients to create an amazing degreaser and soap scum remover for your home. Here is what you need:
- Dishwashing Liquid
Just pour the dishwashing liquid and vinegar into a spray bottle and you are done! This homemade degreaser should be used on countertops and tile floors. You can use it on the tiles in your bathtub and shower too. This one of our favorite DIY cleaning solutions and you will love it too!
HOMEMADE ALL-PURPOSE CLEANER
Here is our last recipe and it is another easy one to create. You just need two ingredients for this DIY all-purpose cleaner. Here is what you need:
- 2 Tablespoons Dishwashing Liquid
Pour 2 tablespoons of dishwashing liquid into a spray bottle and fill the rest of the bottle with warm water. You can use this cleaner for general cleaning purposes including tabletops, countertops and dusting.
Each of these homemade cleaning solutions should last about 1-2 months before you need to create a new batch. These solutions do not have the same shelf-life as store-bought chemicals but because they’re much cheaper and much healthier, the benefits far outweigh the downside in using them in your home.