Wondering how to make your own cleaning products? DIY cleaning products are more eco-friendly and often cheaper than brand-name cleaning supplies. Here, learn about the best eco friendly cleaning products for windows, floors, and more.
Getting a little creative and doing things yourself is usually a surefire way to save money... and cleaning supplies are no exception. Whether you want to switch to all-natural products in your home or are trying to save money on your grocery bill, try these 6 eco-friendly cleaning products that you can make yourself.
It's always a great idea to have an all-purpose cleaner on hand, whether it's for your kitchen sink or bathroom counters. You can create your own by combining equal parts vinegar and water in a spray bottle. Add some lemon peels or essential oils to create something that smells fresh and clean!
Looking for an eco-friendly alternative to window cleaner? Create your own by mixing one part vinegar with four parts water, and mix in some rubbing alcohol for faster drying. Just like the all-purpose cleanser, you can add a few drops of your favorite essential oil for a better-smelling product!
Castile soap is super versatile and makes for effective dish soap. Castile soap itself is made with natural vegetable oil, and when you mix 1 part with 10 parts water, you'll get a dish soap that's cost-effective and eco-friendly.
To make your own laundry detergent, you only need a handful of ingredients. In a large container, combine 1 cup of baking soda, 1 cup of washing soda, 1 cup of salt, 1 1/2 cups of unscented liquid castile soap, and 30-40 drops of your favorite essential oil (optional, but encouraged!). Start by combining the dry ingredients, then add in the castile soap and essential oil.
The best all-natural cleaner for your hardwood floors is probably in your pantry - it's olive oil! Olive oil keeps wooden surfaces shiny and nourished, and we recommend combining it with some lemon juice for a lasting, fresh scent. Combine these ingredients and use a soft cloth to apply to your wooden floors, tabletops, and more.
Speaking of pantry staples... apple cider vinegar is another one that's great for cleaning. It kills mold, and its acidity can dissolve scale buildup and kill bacteria. Pour it into the drain or your disposal to freshen it up, or mix it with baking soda to create a paste that will shine up sinks, faucets, silverware, and more.
How else can I save on cleaning supplies?
Save has great tips for saving on household essentials so you can live it up on a budget. Keep it simple with DIY cleaning supplies and eco-friendly cleaning products to eliminate the stress of expenses and savor quality time with your family. Check Save's coupon book finder to see whether you can have the best deals delivered to your door!