A few months ago, I would’ve called you crazy if you told me that three months from now, I’d be making all my own cleaners. But, here we are, a few months later, and I’m making my own hand soap, laundry detergent, fabric softener, soft scrub, all-purpose cleaner, oven cleaner, window cleaner, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, body wash and toilet bowl cleaner–and I don’t ever plan to go back!
If you get on Pinterest these days, homemade cleaner recipes are a dime a dozen. But, most of the work involved in the transition to homemade cleaners for me was the research that went into collecting recipes for different cleaners and the trial and error of testing them and figuring what worked best. Since I’ve done all that work now, I thought, why not go ahead and share them with all of you? Maybe I can take the guess work out of it for you and make it even easier for you to make the switch.
So, I will do a list of cleaners and detergent recipes in this post, tested and approved by yours truly. For those of you who know my cleaning habits, that may not give you much assurance. I don’t keep a spic and span house, and you would never want to eat food off my floor, but I do have a decent standard of cleanliness. Mostly, I don’t like to spend a lot of time cleaning, so when I do, I want my cleaners to work well and make my job easier. All these recipes fit this bill. As well, I’ve made sure these recipes are as all-natural as possible, that the base ingredients overlap as much as possible, and that the ingredients are as easily accessible as possible–this way, these recipes are good for the environment, your family, your time, and your budget!