Homemade DIY All Purpose Cleaners

Cleaning Bottles Used to Store Homemade All Purpose Cleaners.
Making Your Own Homemade All Purpose Cleaners is Easy and Fun.

Homemade All Purpose Cleaners

Making your own homemade all-purpose cleaners can be a cost-effective and environmentally friendly alternative to commercial cleaning products.

Many common household items, such as vinegar, baking soda, and lemon, can be used to create effective cleaning solutions. Additionally, DIY cleaners allow you to control the ingredients and reduce exposure to harsh chemicals.

If you’re interested, below we have some recipes for creating homemade cleaners.

All Purpose Spray Cleaner Recipe

This is a simple and effective combination of ingredients for an all-purpose cleaner. Baking soda and borax are known for their cleaning properties, and the addition of soap helps in breaking down grease and cleaning dirt and grime.

This basic spray cleaner is an ideal cleaning product for daily tasks like cleaning countertops, scrubbing kitchen stains, and wiping down furniture and appliances.

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoons borax
  • 1 teaspoon liquid soap or Castile soap
  • 2 cups hot water
  • Spray bottle
  • Can add in 15 – 20 drops of your favorite essential oil or a favorite essential oil blend.

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and thoroughly mix together, then use a funnel to pour into a spray bottle. Shake well with each use. Label.

All Purpose Glass Cleaner Recipe

  • 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol
  • 1 tablespoon ammonia
  • 1/4 teaspoon Dawn dish washing liquid
  • Water
  • Spray bottle

Combine the rubbing alcohol, ammonia, and Dawn into a empty 16 ounce spray bottle, fill the remainder of the way with water. Shake to combine the contents.

Spray the cleaning cloth then clean mirrors and glass.

DIY Soft Scrub Recipe

This homemade scrub cleaner is a very easy to make. Simply combine in a bowl:

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1/4 cup Castile soap
  • Water
  • Squeeze bottle (like a clean shampoo bottle)

You can add in a favorite essential oil like: lemon, grapefruit, rosemary, orange, cinnamon, lime, etc. for a nice added scent.

Add baking soda and castile soap to a bowl and stir until combined, then slowly add in water (2 to 3 tablespoons) and mix until you have the consistency of a smooth paste (like soft scrub).

Squeeze onto a damp cleaning cloth to use.

Homemade All Purpose Vinegar Spray Recipe

Another easy to make all purpose cleaning recipe.

  • 1 cup White vinegar
  • 1 cup Water
  • Essential oil

Combine all ingredients in a spray bottle and shake to combine.

Essential oils blends you could use are and for a 16 ounce spray bottle you can use up to 30 drops total.

  • Lavender and lemon blend.
  • Eucalyptus, peppermint, and orange.
  • Lemon and orange.
  • Tea Tree oil mix with rosemary, peppermint, lavender, lemon, etc.

Shake before each use. Vinegar is acidic and should not be used on natural stone or it can damage the surface.