Homemade Natural Cleaners

February 14, 2016 by Ryan

Can’t we just make our own homemade natural cleaners?

After one realizes the potentially dangerous chemicals found in home cleaning products, there is still the matter of deciding what to do next.  It’s no surprise that on the internet exists a wealth of confusing, conflicting information on the matter of natural cleaners.

It’s also no surprise that big companies are jumping on the natural cleaners bang wagon to exploit the new market.  The problem is, most of their changes happen on the label, not the product itself (“green” clorox? Give me a break).

One couldn’t be blamed for simply throwing their hands up in frustration.  So what’s the solution?

There are some reputable companies, some larger, that make approved, plant-based, non-toxic and natural cleaners.  Most of them are expensive and niche.  In other words, you’re probably not going to find them at the local Wal-Mart.

If only there was a cheap, easy solution to this problem.  Of course, the easiest solution is to call Simply Clean Oxford to clean your house!  They do great work and it’s so easy to book.  But if you’re willing to put in a little effort, the cheapest option is to make your own.

Here are a few simple recipes for homemade natural cleaners:

Multi-purpose citrus cleaner:oranges

  1. Fill a container of your choosing with orange peels.
  2. Add a table spoon of salt and let sit for at least 30 min.
  3. Fill the container with half water, half vinegar and let sit for as long as possible.  The longer the better.  1 week, 2 weeks, up to 3 weeks.
  4. Filter the solution in a spray bottle and ad essential oils if you like, for fragrance.

Scum/toilet bowl:vinegar

Vinegar and baking soda.  That’s it.  First, sprinkle some baking soda over the mold, scum or in between tiles on a floor.  Then add some vinegar over that and let the reaction occur.  Let it sit for a minute or so before cleaning with a damp rag. 

Note:  Do not put baking soda and vinegar together in a container

Stain Remover:jars

1/2 and 1/2 vinegar and water


1/2 and 1/2 hydrogen peroxide and water

Spray the stain directly and then place the garment in the sun (if possible) while it’s still wet.  You’ll be amazed at how well this works, even for tough stains.  Best of all it’s safe, cheap and effective as well.

Simply Clean uses these methods as well as a commercial line of plant-based, non-toxic cleaning agents..  So far, we’ve found that it works great!  Give it a try!

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