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Homemade Natural Cleaning Products


A lot of our everyday cleaning products are harsh, abrasive and potentially dangerous to your environment, home and family – not to mention, they can be very expensive. Why not use homemade, all-natural products instead? Here are some easy-to-make and effective homemade cleaning products.

Lemons – The high content of Vitamin C in lemons makes them an effective skin care aid. And its low pH makes it a great active ingredient in natural cleaning products. Their acidic juices give them antibacterial and antiseptic properties and they can be used as a natural bleaching agent.

White Vinegar – White vinegar is great for cleaning. It is mildly acidic and disinfects. It removes calcium deposits (found in your humidifier), grease stains and hard surfaces such as counter tops and glass.

Homemade Recipes

Dusting Spray

  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  • ½ cup of white vinegar
  • Combine and store in a squirt bottle or jar
  • Apply a small amount to a soft cloth for use on your wooden furniture


All Purpose Cleaner

  • Lemon juice
  • Vinegar or baking soda
  • Mix lemon juice with vinegar or baking soda
  • Apply to cloth and wipe

Glass/Hard Surface Cleaner

  • ½ cup of white vinegar
  • 1 gallon of water
  • Soak cloth, ring out slightly and use on your surface
  • Dry with a clean towel