All you need to know about homemade cleaning products
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All You Need to Know about Homemade Cleaning Products

Want to learn how to create environmentally friendly cleaning products? Follow our guide to natural cleaning products to find out.

Commercial cleaners are a staple of most cupboards nowadays, but what happens when you need to clean something unexpectedly and you’re usual supplies are running low, or have run our all together? Let’s look at some alternatives in natural cleaning products that we can easily make at home – you could start with the natural all-purpose cleaner we describe above.

Homemade mega cleaner

Sometimes you need a formidable product that will get to work on the toughest of home cleaning tasks. Don’t believe you can create powerful homemade cleaning products at home? Think again!

This one works wonders on toilets, bathtub tide lines and grotty sinks. Why not introduce this powerful alternative to your home and embrace environmentally friendly cleaning products? Here’s how to make it:

  • Mix 1/4 cup baking soda with 1 tbsp of eco-friendly dish soap
  • Top up your mixture with warm water to form a runny paste
  • Use the scrub with a non-abrasive scouring pad to clean and shine toilets, bathtubs and sinks

Homemade shower cleaner

Beautifully fragrant, this homemade shower cleaner makes use of essential oils to keep your home smelling sweet and fresh. It may require a little more elbow grease than your normal cleaner, but it’ll get the job done to help you out of a bind.

To make this cleaner you will need:

  • 1 cup of white vinegar
  • 4 tsps of hypoallergenic dish soap
  • 10 drops of tea tree essential oil
  • 10 drops of eucalyptus essential oil
  • A spray bottle – ideally in a bright colour

The method is:

  • Combine the dish soap and white vinegar in the spray bottle and swirl to mix
  • Pop in the essential oils
  • Cover and shake well before generously spraying on your shower tiles, screen, and bathtub.
  • We prefer to rinse the area with cold water after applying the spray, just to be extra cautious so that the essential oils don’t irritate the skin of any sensitive bathers in your home.

So, the next time you’ve run out of your usual cleaners why not try these environmentally friendly cleaning products until you have time to restock? Natural cleaning products can be easily made at home to help you tackle unexpected messes.

Top Tip


To make a brilliant natural all-purpose cleaner with four ingredients, mix hot water, ¼ cup of white vinegar, 2 tbsp of eco-friendly dish soap and 1 tbsp of borax.

Key Steps

  • Keep your cleaning cupboard well stocked with commercial cleaners and natural cleaning products like baking soda, white vinegar, dish soap, and essential oils
  • Use homemade cleaning products to treat sensitive materials or if you don’t have the right commercial cleaner at home
  • Always test any cleaning product on a small area first to make sure there is no reaction – even natural products need to be used with care