If you are sick of spending lots of money on household cleaning products that are full of nasty, harsh chemical ingredients, why not look into making your own?
The benefits of making your own products is that the ingredients is probably sitting around in your house already, you can customise the scent with your own preferred essential oils, keep your house clean and your family safe from harmful toxins and best of all, you will save a heap of money!
A lot of the recipes use the same ingredients, so buying in bulk will also save you time and money. Why not get together with some friends and have a DIY session? You can share the cost of the ingredients, experiment with some new products and have fun at the same time!
Here are 10 DIY cleaning product recipes. You’re welcome!
We spend so much of our day washing up dishes. Even with a dishwasher, I am constantly at the sink. Make your own citrus dishwashing liquid and pop it into a cleaned-out dishwashing liquid bottle, or even a pump bottle for easy dispensing.
2. DIY Febreeze
Get rid of yucky smells from furniture and fabrics with this DIY Febreeze spray. Just use your favourite fabric softener scent
Spot clean your carpets with this great carpet shampoo. You can even use your homemade dishwashing liquid for one of the ingredients.
Use this window cleaner with vinegar for streak free windows and mirrors.
To get rid of stubborn stains like sweat, grease and grass stains, spritz a bit of pre wash stain remover onto the stained areas just before you put them in the washing machine.
In my family of 4, we do a lot of washing. Make your own laundry powder and laundry liquid. Keep it fragrance-free for sensitive skins.
Get your toilet bowl sparkling white again with these toilet fizzies. Drop one into the toilet bowl, let it fizz, give the toilet bowl a quick scrub with the brush and flush!
I always have an all purpose cleaner ready to wipe benches and table tops. I use tea tree or citrus essential oils .
This cream cleanser is great for scrubbing tiles and basins in your bathrooms. Again, use your homemade dishwashing liquid and add some more essential oils if you like.
Get rid of pet smells and freshen up your carpets with this deodoriser. The bicarb absorbs the nasty smells and you can use whatever essential oils you like to add a lovely scent to the air. Leave it on for 20 minutes and then vacuum.