4 Natural Household Recipes for DIY Spring Cleaning
So you’re been instructed to #stayhome but have nothing to do? When even Netflix loses its appeal, it’s time to do something productive. Since spring is officially here, why not do a deep clean of your home? Because we’re all about that non-toxic life, we’ve gathered some all-natural cleaning recipes that you can make yourself.
Conventional store-bought household cleaners and sprays often contain harmful substances that may negatively impact your health and the environment. We prefer using all-natural ingredients to create toxin-free cleaning solutions for the home. Now, more than ever, it’s important to be conscious of the impact that chemicals have on your health and wellbeing.
These cleaning solutions are made with simple ingredients to help you clean your home. Using non-toxic household products help to protect you, your family, AND the environment. Does that make you a household hero? Why yes, we think it does! Stay toxin-free this spring with these DIY household cleaners.
Homemade All-Purpose Cleaner
Recipe adapted fromKeeper of the Home
This natural, all-purpose cleaner is great for all kinds of hard surfaces like laminate & tile kitchen floors, countertops, and cabinets.
½ cup white or apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp baking soda
10 drops tea tree, lavender, or lemon essential oil
12 oz glass spray bottle
- Mix the vinegar, essential oils and a little water before adding baking soda in a clean glass spray bottle.
- Then fill the bottle to the top with water.
- To use, gently shake to mix ingredients, and then spray, wipe with a cloth, and allow it to dry.
Recipe from Live Renewed
This heavy-duty toilet scrub deodorizes while it cleans for a sparkling clean and fresh bathroom.
½ cup baking soda
10 drops tea tree essential oil
¼ cup vinegar, white or apple cider
- Pour baking soda and tea tree essential oil into the toilet.
- Add vinegar to the bowl and scrub away while the mixture fizzes.
Vinegar and Alcohol Glass Cleaner
This cleaner evaporates quickly so you don't end up with spots, is inexpensive and works as well as most commercial glass cleaners.
1 cup rubbing alcohol
1 cup water
1 tbsp vinegar
- Fill the spray bottle with rubbing alcohol, water, and vinegar.
- To use, spray onto glass surfaces and wipe clean with a dry cloth.
Note: Store in a cool cabinet away from any heat, as the alcohol makes this mixture flammable.
Deodorizing Air Freshener Spray
Recipe fromThe Prairie Homestead
You’ll appreciate the air-cleansing properties of this simple spray to get rid of lingering odors!
¾ cup water
2 tbsp vodka, rubbing alcohol, or real vanilla extract
4 drops tea tree essential oil
8 drops lemon essential oil
6 drops eucalyptus essential oil
8 oz glass spray bottle
- Pour all ingredients into an 8 oz glass spray bottle. Shake well.
- To use, shake the bottle before spraying a few sprays in each room of your home.
Note: Essential oils are powerful and highly concentrated compounds. Please be mindful of their potencies and use caution around children and pets.
Spring cleaning is a necessary task, especially if you’re spending extra time at home. A clean space can help you be more productive, can ease stress, and even help you sleep better at night! Take this extra time at home as an opportunity to do a thorough deep clean and bring order back into your life. Use clean non-toxic ingredients around your household for the wellbeing of you, your family, and the environment. \
These DIY recipes are intended to clean up dirt and grime around the house, not to kill viruses. Please follow your local health authorities advice for properly disinfecting your home if you’re concerned about the COVID-19 virus.
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