Wondering how to make homemade cleaning products while staying at home? We have compiled 3 different homemade cleaners that are created with just a few basic ingredients and essential oils to create the best natural cleaning products out there. These products are cheap and insanely easy to make, and they include all purpose, marble, and wood options available.
Please not that we are not medical professionals, doctors, pharmacists, chemical formulators or pharmacists. We are simply sharing our own families’ DIY germ-fighting household products. This is not medical advice and not meant to replace washing your hands throughly with soap and water! Use at your own risk.
We understand the need to get the house clean while spending an extended amount of time at home. There is nothing quite like the feeling we experience when we can sit and enjoy our freshly cleaned homes with our families… Especially when our homes are smelling bright and fragrant! This list of amazing cleaners is super easy and filled with some of the best nontoxic stuff out there and be sure to check out this post for a homemade disinfectant spray.
Our list of homemade cleaners includes options for wood, marble, and all-purpose cleaning, and we could not live without these products.
WHAT DO I NEED FOR 3 HOMEMADE CLEANERS WITH ESSENTIAL OILS?
- Reusable spray bottle (we prefer glass, but plastic is okay)
- Mixing utensils
- Measuring spoons and cups
- Distilled water
- Medium container
Looking for ideas to make reusable spray bottles? Recycle any old bottle you may have, or check out this approachable tutorial.
WHAT ARE ESSENTIAL OILS?
Essential oils are concentrated liquids derived from various botanicals. These oils are often used in aromatherapy, which is the therapy of utilizing certain fragrances to encourage calming effects on the mind. Not only are essential oils used in cleaning products, but they are often diffused around homes and added to soaps and perfumes. Some concentrates are known to have antiviral and antibacterial properties, such as eucalyptus, tea tree, bergamot, peppermint, and cinnamon leaf oil.
ARE ESSENTIAL OILS NEEDED FOR THESE 3 HOMEMADE CLEANERS?
Although essential oils are highly recommended for natural cleaning products, but they are not necessary! No worries if you cannot find any oils in your home because these cleaning products are just as effective without them.
When we cannot seem to find any essential oils, then we usually resort to some of these ingredients as fragrances for homemade cleaners:
- Rinds of oranges, lemons, limes, or grapefruits
- A few sprigs of rosemary, thyme, lavender, or eucalyptus
If using the items above, then simply mix with the other ingredients for cleaning and store in spray bottle until ready to use.
HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE CLEANERS – 3 IDEAS
Cleaning with natural products has never been easier all thanks to these simple recipes. Inexpensive and effortless, these homemade cleaners will be in constant rotation throughout the home. The best part? These products smell so delightful, and you will definitely want to open the windows while you clean.
ALL-PURPOSE HOMEMADE CLEANER WITH CITRUS ESSENTIAL OIL
You can use any type of container for this solution. If there happens to be an extra spray bottle lying around, then simply use the bottle to spray generalized surfaces such as counter tops, shelves, sinks, etc. This homemade cleaner with essential oil smells super delightful, and the best part is that it is nontoxic! Be careful, though, as this cleaner does not do well on wood.
FOR THIS ALL-PURPOSE CLEANER, YOU WILL NEED:
- 1 cup of vinegar
- 1 tablespoon of baking soda
- 2 cups of water
- 5 drops or more of essential oils of choice (optional)
- Reusable spray bottle or bowl with mixing spoon
- Measuring cups
Using a container, mix together the baking soda and vinegar. Be careful! This stuff will get extra fizzy, and you will experience a scientific experiment right before your eyes.
After the vinegar and baking soda have been mixed, then add in some water and the essential oils. Shake these ingredients in a spray bottle or mix together in medium container. Spray this mixture on any hard surface EXCEPT for wood and marble.
HOMEMADE STONE CLEANER WITH LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL
We seriously love this stone cleaner so much, and it has a lovely fragrance all thanks to the lavender essential oil (which is totally optional). This solution is insanely easy, and we do not know if we could ever go back to store cleaner after creating this simple homemade cleaner!
ITEMS NEEDED FOR THIS STONE CLEANER
- Reusable spray bottle. We used a bottle that contains 28 ounces of liquid.
- 2 tablespoons of mild dish soap
- Lavender essential oil
With a spray bottle, gently pour in the dish soap. Drop at least five droplets of essential oil into the liquid and top the rest with water, and screw the lid back onto the bottle. Gently shake. Now, this homemade cleaner with essential oil is ready to use!
HOMEMADE WOOD CLEANER WITH ALMOND ESSENTIAL OIL
Shiny wooden floors are some of our most favorite things, but some times it is just not realistic to maintain sparkly floors all of the time. With this amazing and gentle cleaner, we are able to enjoy our clean floors a little longer while smelling the lovely fragrance of almond oil. The olive oil encourages conditioning on wooden floors making them super healthy and smooth.
FOR THIS WOOD CLEANER, YOU WILL NEED
- 2 cups vinegar
- 2 cups water
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Almond essential oil (at least five drops)
In a spray or squirt bottle, mix together two cups of vinegar with two cups of water. Add two tablespoons of olive oil in addition to almond essential oil. Put some of this solution on a reusable rag or directly on the floor to begin this spectacular cleaning process.
HOW LONG WILL THESE HOMEMADE CLEANERS LAST?
These homemade cleaners filled with essential oils can last up to three months. Be careful, though, you might run out of these products way before three months because they are so effective and gentle! We use these cleaners seriously every day.
If you like this 3 Homemade Cleaners with Essential Oils post, then be sure to check out our other how-to posts while staying at home:
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- How to Make Whipped Coffee
- Best Foods to Freeze
- How to Use an Air Fryer
These homemade cleaners are super easy to make and are made for general surfaces in addition to wood and stone. Nontoxic and budget-friendly, these natural cleaners are the easiest the make while staying home.
- 1 cup vinegar
- 1 tablespoon baking soda
- 2 cups distilled
- 5 drops essential oil of choice at least 5
- 2 tablespoons mild dish soap
- 28 oz distilled water
- 5 drops essential oil lavender
- 2 cups vinegar
- 2 cups water
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 5 drops almond essential oil
Using a container, mix together the baking soda and vinegar. After the vinegar and baking soda have been mixed, then add in some water and the essential oils.
Shake these ingredients in a spray bottle or mix together in medium container. Spray this mixture on any hard surface EXCEPT for wood and marble.
For a reusable spray bottle that contains 28 ounces of liquid, add 2 tablespoons of mild dish soap. Fill the rest with essential oil and water. Gently shake.
In a spray or squirt bottle, mix together two cups of vinegar with two cups of water. Add two tablespoons of olive oil in addition to almond essential oil. Gently shake.
Please not that we are not medical professionals, doctors, pharmacists, chemical formulators or pharmacists. We are simply sharing our own families' DIY germ-fighting household products. This is not medical advice and not meant to replace washing your hands throughly with soap and water! Use at your own risk.