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General Cleaning Recipe

Dish Soap Recipe

Recommended Products

Carpet & Furniture Stains

Laundry Detergent Recipe

Window Cleaning Recipe

Is your skin easily irritated when you try to do any household chores, while using cleaning products? If so, you're not alone. Most commercial cleaning brands, including the scent and dye free ones, can be toxic and highly irritating. If your skin is sensitive, you have to be specially mindful of using household cleaning products that are non-toxic and non-irritating to your skin. It's very difficult to find these types of products that clean well and are gentle on your skin. Sometimes it's best to create your own with homemade cleaner recipes.

This article will give you simple, homemade natural cleaning recipes to make household cleaners to use that are surely healthier for you and money saving as well.

General Household Cleaning Ingredients

This is the basic list of ingredients for a recipe that can be used to clean your bathtub, floors, microwave or other surfaces:

  • White vinegar - helps remove grease, mildew, odors, some stains.

  • Baking soda - cleans, removes odor, scours and softens water.

  • Rubbing (isopropyl) alcohol or peroxide - help disinfect.

  • Lemon - helps fight household bacteria, acts as natural scent.

  • Unscented liquid or bar flakes SLS free soap - to clean furniture, and anything else.

  • Washing soda - cleans effectively, and disinfects. You find this in your laundry detergent grocery shelves.

Dish Soap Recipe

Use a bottle with a dispensing cap or regular cap that's easy to place by your sink and is decorative. A glass bottle with a pump, available in the bathroom product section of stores works well and looks nice. Add all ingredients to a food processor until mixed well. If too thick, add a bit more water.

  • 8 oz. of hot water

  • 1/4 cup liquid soap

  • 1 bar unscented bar soap, cut into chunks

  • 1 TBS washing soda

SLS Free Liquid Soap

SLS-Free, Hypoallergenic Liquid Soap

Unscented SLS Free Bar Soap

Carpet and Furniture Stains

Use a spray bottle and spray directly on the stain, let the solution sit for several minutes. Next clean away the stains with a brush or sponge. Use a wet clean cloth to wipe and allow to dry. If you have an electric spot cleaning unit, add the solution to it and use as directed. Once it's dry, if deodorizing, sprinkle baking soda on the carpet and then vaccuum.

  • 8 oz. hot water

  • 1 cup vinegar

  • 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol

  • 2 TBS baking soda

  • 1 TBS corn starch

  • 3 TBS liquid soap

Laundry Detergent Recipe

This laundry detergent recipe is easy to make and should be good for a few loads. Place it in a large glass jar with a measuring scooper near it, ready for your laundry time. Experiment with the amounts of each ingredient, to see which fits your needs best.

  • 3 cups washing soda

  • 2 bars unscented bar soap.

  • 1/2 cup white vinegar (optional: add to rinse cycle as a fabric sofener)

  • 1/4 peroxide to brighten whites (optional, add to bleach compartment)


  • Cut soap into small chunks

  • Add washing soda and place in food processor. Blend until it forms a powder. Place in clean jar or any container.

Window Cleaner with No-Streaks

Instead of using a commercial window cleaner that is harsh and toxic, here is a gentle and natural cleaner for your windows to make our world a healthier and cleaner place for all.

  • 1/4 cup white vinegar

  • 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol

  • 1 TBS cornstarch to reduce streaking

  • Warm water

Combine all ingredients and place in a 16 oz. spray bottle. Shake well before each use. A newspaper works best to use as you're wiping your windows clean.