Turn Your Household Items into Eco-Friendly Cleaning Supplies

Want to prevent contact with the harmful chemicals included in conventional cleaning products? Rather than using toxic commercial cleaners, try one of these homemade alternatives. 

All-Purpose Cleaner

A cup of filtered water
A cup of white vinegar (distilled
Extra-Virgin Olive Oil, 10 Drops (give orange, lemon, lemongrass, or lavender a try)

You can put the mixture into a spray bottle and use it to clean various household items.

Stainless Steel Cleaner

To eliminate fingerprints, dampen a cloth with olive oil (up to 1 tablespoon) and rub the surfaces in a circular motion. The surface can be cleaned using a rag with up to a tablespoon of white vinegar.

Glass Cleaner

  • 2 cups of coffee
  • White Vinegar, 1/4 Cup

Dishwasher detergent equivalent to half a teaspoon
Pour everything into a spray bottle and give it a good shake to mix. Use on glass surfaces like windows and mirrors.

Carpet Odor Neutralizer

  • One cup of baking soda
  • Mix 5 drops of essential oil with 1/2 cup of cornstarch

Combine the cornstarch and baking soda, and then add the 5 drops of essential oil. Pour into a canning jar, then pierce holes in the lid with a nail. You should sprinkle the solution on the carpet, wait 30 minutes, and then vacuum it up.

DIY Floor Cleaner

  • A gallon of sterile water
  • a quarter of a cup of vinegar

You can mop your floors with a solution of equal parts vinegar and purified water. Remember that stone floors are sensitive to acidic cleansers like vinegar.