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15 Homemade Cleaning Recipes to Clean Everything in Your Home

15 Homemade Cleaning Recipes to Clean Everything in Your Home

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Do you ever feel like you are overpaying for your household cleaners? If you’re buying them from the store, you are! Most household cleaners can be made with common items you already have in your home, and they are much cheaper than store brand cleaners. There are hundreds of homemade products you can use to clean your home for just pennies. From homemade glass cleaner to toilet bombs, you’ll find every recipe you need to have your home sparkling for less! Here are 15 homemade cleaning recipes to clean everything in your home.

15 Homemade Cleaning Recipes to Clean Everything in Your Home

1. Homemade Natural All-Purpose Cleaner via The Thrifty Couple


Ingredients:

  • 1 Tablespoon of Borax
  • 1 cup of hot tap water
  • 1/2 cup of vinegar
  • 1/2 cup of 3% Hydrogen Peroxide
  • 4 -6 drops of dish soap
  • 10 drops Tea Tree (a.k.a. Melaleuca) essential oil
  • 7 drops of Oregano essential Oil
  • 10 drops of Lavender essential oil

2. DIY Disinfecting Wipes via Frugal Mama and the Sprout

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon biodegradable dish soap
  • 6 or so drops of any essential oils (optional)

3. Homemade Tub and Shower Cleaner via Fabulessly Frugal

Ingredients:

  • 12 oz Vinegar
  • 10 oz Dawn dish soap

4. DIY Toilet Fizz Bombs via The Bold Abode

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of Baking Soda
  • 1/2 cup of Citric Acid
  • 2 TBS of Hydrogen Peroxide
  • 1 Tsp of White Vinegar
  • 30 drop of Essential Oil – I used Lavender
  • Mini Muffin Pan
  • Mini Muffin Liners
  • Spray Bottle filled with 1/2 water and 1/2 Vinegar

5. Homemade Carpet Cleaner via Passionate Penny Pincher

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons of white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons 3% hydrogen peroxide

6. Natural All Purpose Floor Cleaner via Natures Nuture

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup water (distilled water is best)
  • 3/4 cup vinegar
  • 1/2 cup rubbing alcohol
  • 2-3 drops dish soap
  • 5-10 drops each of lavender, orange, tea tree, and peppermint essential oils, optional (buy here or here)
  • Fine-mist spray bottle (at least 20 oz capacity)

7. Homemade Dusting Spray via Pins and Procrastination

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup white distilled vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 10-15 drops essential oil of your choice

8. DIY Liquid Laundry Detergent via Happy Money Saver

Ingredients:

  • 1 Fels Naptha Laundry Soap Bar
  • 1 Cup Borax
  • 1 Cup Washing Soda
  • Water

9. Homemade Garbage Disposal Refreshers via This Grandma is Fun

Ingredients:

  • ¾ cup baking soda
  • ½ cup salt
  • ½ teaspoon liquid dish soap
  • 1 lemon
  • Sheet pan
  • Parchment paper
  • Small spoon or scoop
  • Sealable glass jar

10. Homemade Dishwasher Detergent via Mann’s Mooring

Ingredients:

  • 3 lemons
  • 14 oz water
  • 4 oz white vinegar
  • 1 cup salt

11. DIY Dish Soap via One Good Thing by Jillee

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup soap flakes or soap shavings (I used Fels Naptha.)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1-2 Tablespoons distilled white vinegar or lemon juice (I used vinegar.)
  • 1 Tablespoon glycerin (optional)

12. Homemade Oven Safe Cleaners via Passion for Savings

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tablespoon Dish Soap
  • 1 Tablespoon Vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon Hydrogen Peroxide

13. Homemade No Streak Glass Cleaner via Whole New Mom

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup white vinegar (apple cider vinegar will work as well)
  • 1/4 cup isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 cups water
  • 8-10 drops essential oil of choice (optional. Lemon, orange, or another citrus would be my choice)

14. DIY Drain Cleaner via Simply Frugal

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • a kettle full of boiling water

15. Homemade Stain Remover via Stain Removal 101

Ingredients:

  • 1 part dish soap
  • 2 parts hydrogen peroxide

2 thoughts on “15 Homemade Cleaning Recipes to Clean Everything in Your Home

    • I absolutely love all of these ideas! Thoroughly cleaning is a tedious task, so you want to make sure you have the best products at hand for the mission. These homemade solutions sound like an excellent way to make sure you have safe products! Nice work! Thanks so much for sharing these!

    • Superb ideas!!! I am really grateful to this post for providing me such amazing ideas. Now I could clean my home easily. Before that, I have taken the house cleaning services in jersey city and their work is really neat and clean. I must say if anyone needs such home cleaning services, he must try them.

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