Homemade Cleaning Products You Can Make Yourself

Homemade Cleaning Products You Can Make Yourself

Cleaning
By Alex Mikayelyan January 03, 2022

If you find yourself running out of cleaning supplies, a floor mop and soapy water may not always be enough. There are also cases when you don’t have the time to run to the store and buy a bunch of cleaning supplies. But this is why making your own cleaning products is the next best option. Unless you’re a chemist, knowing which chemicals to combine to create potent cleaning materials will be a guessing game, with varied results, oftentimes even disastrous ones.

However, there are some time and tested cleaning solution recipes out there that are known for their effectiveness, safety, and sustainability, used by homeowners all over the country to clean various surfaces and materials.

If you happen to have any of these ingredients at home, then you can create homemade cleaning products essentially for free. Bring out your measuring cups, some spoons, a few containers, and put on your alchemist hat, because you’re about to start mixing.

Homemade Disinfectant Wipes When You Need Them Most

The Easiest Wet Wipes You Can Make Yourself

The Easiest Wet Wipes You Can Make Yourself

Disinfectant wipes have become a staple in modern home cleaning products. Whether they are used for solid surfaces or even our own bodies, disinfectant wipes are the cornerstone of any cleanup or wash. If you run out of wet wipes and don’t want to drive to the store just to buy a few more packs, making them yourself isn’t too hard. Put a roll of paper towels into some sort of container, preferably a transparent jar. Pour in two cups of filtered water, one cup of isopropyl alcohol, which is a type of antibacterial liquid, one tablespoon of dish soap of your choosing, and a bit of scented oil to give the wipes a pleasant smell. Once the roll turns soggy, pull out the cardboard roll from the center and you have yourself fully-functioning disinfectant wipes. 

Carpet Shampoo and Not for the Hair

Two Carpet Cleaning Solutions to Have On Your List

Two Carpet Cleaning Solutions to Have On Your List

Floor cleaners are a dime a dozen, be it for natural wood, ceramic tile, or concrete floors. But in the case of carpets, cleaning is a little more complicated. So, whenever your bottle of carpet cleaner solution runs dry, create one yourself with household materials. Combine a quarter of a cup of borax powder, salt, and white vinegar, and you have yourself a carpet cleaning solution that will remove all those nasty stains. If you’re looking for a way to freshen up the smell of your carpet, there’s a home remedy for that too. One cup of baking soda, half a cup of cornstarch, and a few drops of scented oil are all you need to make your carpet smell fresh. So, the next time one of your guests spills a bit of liquid onto the floor, don’t fret, because taking care of it is a super easy process with your home remedy. 

Sink Cleaner That Gets the Job Done

Simple and Safe Sink Cleaner That Leaves It Spotless

Simple and Safe Sink Cleaner That Leaves It Spotless

Sinks help us clean some of the most important things in our lives: our dishes, silverware, and faces. But after so much use, sinks can accumulate a lot of dirt themselves. Sink cleaning solutions are great at leaving them spotless and shiny, but there are just as potent home remedies you can make on the fly. Pour a mixture of half a cup of salt and a half cup of baking soda down the drain and let all those nasty remnants of food dissolve, leaving behind a completely unclogged sink. If you’re looking to clean and disinfect the sink’s exterior, then rub it off with some vinegar. The benefit of using cleaning vinegar is that it both cleans and disinfects the metal surface of your sink all in one, leaving it spotless and free of any nasty germs. 

Safe and Effective Leather Cleaner 

Cleaning Solution for Superficial Leather Stains

Cleaning Solution for Superficial Leather Stains

Don’t be scared of cleaning your leather furniture with homemade remedies. Many homeowners are too fearful of the possibility of stains or deterioration if they clean leather upholstery with products that are not specifically made for that purpose. It’s always good to be careful, but in the case of a homemade leather couch cleaner, you should rest easy knowing all it takes to clean superficial stains and dirt is equal parts water and vinegar. Use a microfiber cloth, dip it into the mixture just enough so it’s damp, and start rubbing the stain in a circular motion. Remember to use white vinegar, however, as red vinegar may cause more stains. For a deeper leather cleaning, however, it’s best to consult local specialists or hire a professional online, as you don’t want to accidentally damage your upholstery.

Furniture Polish That Brightens Up the Interior

Polish Your Wooden Furniture with This Home Remedy

Polish Your Wooden Furniture with This Home Remedy

Have some wooden furniture that looks a little too muted? That gorgeous sheen is not impossible to obtain, since you can make your wooden furniture look as good as new with a simple homemade cleaning solution. All you need is a cup of olive oil mixed with a quarter cup of white vinegar. Much like with leather upholstery, it’s crucial that the vinegar is white, lest you leave more stains than you clean off. Use a soft cloth and wipe the wooden surfaces along the grain, with the veins. This way the solution will go into the deeper pockets and leave the wood shinier. Once the mixture dries up, use a dry cloth and wipe off any remaining solution of the surface, once again going along the grains of the wood. So be it your wooden cabinets, desk, or butcher block countertops, this home remedy gets the job done, leaving your furniture looking shiny and gleaming. 

The Best Toilet Bowl Cleaner That You Can Pour In the Bowl

How to Clean the Toilet Without Questionable Chemicals

How to Clean the Toilet Without Questionable Chemicals

Considering the nature of their usage, keeping toilets clean seems like a hassle. However, this easy-to-make cleaning solution will get rid of any nasty stains and unwanted odors, so that the next time you take care of your personal business, you do it in complete comfort. A fantastic cleaning solution for toilets is (drumroll) vinegar once again. Spray white vinegar into the toilet bowl and let it rest for a few minutes. After that, pour some baking soda into the hole and let it rest there too. Then get to scrubbing using a rough toilet brush, dipping it into the water as you do. Once you’ve given it some elbow grease, flush the water and watch all the stains dissolve in front of your very eyes. If you notice any remaining stains, rinse and repeat the aforementioned steps. 

Stove Top Cleaner to Get All Those Nasty Stains Off

Clean Your Stove and Oven with This Easy-to-Make Home Remedy

Clean Your Stove and Oven with This Easy-to-Make Home Remedy

Are your stove and oven caked up with all kinds of food remnants that you don’t even remember eating? Obviously, that’s a gross exaggeration of what most stoves and ovens look like, but caked-up food stains can become a cesspool for bacteria and may produce foul odors when they burn. So let’s get cooking (just not food). For this natural oven cleaner and stove wiping solution, you will only need two ingredients: a gallon of water and half a cup of something called “sudsy ammonia”. This is a type of soap, oftentimes with a pleasant odor, used for general cleaning. Use this as a stove and oven cleaner to get those lasagna stains off your cooking surfaces.

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Alex Mikayelyan

Written by Alex Mikayelyan