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DIY Natural Homemade Cleaning Supplies

As a young wife and mama, I started tinkering with homemade cleaning supplies. We were on a tight budget as my husband was in Seminary, and we added our first baby early on in marriage. Cleaning our home with better ingredients that were budget-friendly was really important to me. Over the years, I have tried different products and different recipes, and I have landed on my top two. I wanted to share those with you and I hope you will give them a try and find them useful!

All-Purpose Cleaning Spray

  • Instructions: Fill glass bottle half way with distilled water, fill the second half with white vinegar. Add 2-3 drops of dishwashing soap, that it! You can add a few drops of whatever essential oil you want, too. I have used and like thieves, lemon, and pine. All of these smell good and work great.
  • I don’t always add the essential oils, and I’m sure my kids will grow up with the memory of our home smelling like vinegar! The smell doesn’t linger long and it cleans so well.
  • This is my ride-or-die cleaning spray! I use this all over our home, and it works amazing. It is so easy to whip up and we go through 2-3 bottles of this each week
  • Make sure to use a glass spray bottle. These are very similar to what I use.
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Cleaning Powder

  • Instructions: Equal parts baking soda, borax, and salt. Shake well and it’s ready to go! You an also add essential oils to this. 20-25 drops of your choice. Options I have liked in the past are lemon, thieves, purification, and tea tree.
  • I love this stuff so much! It works wonders on my stove and on my bathtub. I love knowing what the ingredients are when I use it on my bath tub. The thought of using harsh chemicals on my tub and then my babies sitting in the residue when they take baths really bothered me. This cleaning powder makes me feel so much better about that.
  • When I use it on my stove, I sprinkle the powder on and then spray my all-purpose spray on top of it making it a sort of paste, give it a light scrub and let it sit for 5-10 minutes. Finish scrubbing and wipe off. Sparkly clean! I like to use these scrubbers for my stove.
  • When I use it to clean my bathtub, I let the shower run for a few minutes and then I sprinkle with the clean powder. Give it a light scrub, let sit for 20 minutes and then come back, scrub well and thenrinse. It cleans so well! These are my favorite scrubbers for my bathtub.
  • Make sure to store this in glass as well, especially if you added essential oils.
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More Supplies

  • Another cleaning favorite would definitely include Fels Naptha Laundry Soap Bar. You guys! This stuff is miracle working on stains! I get the stain wet, scrub the bar on and rub and scrub it well, rinse and repeat until the stain looks better. Give it one final scrub with the bar before adding to the washer. It is just works amazing! One bar is a $1 at our local grocery store too. You should definitely give this laundry bar a shot. I really find it more effective than the leading laundry stain sprays. One bar lasts a really long time too.
  • I love using wooden scrub brushes because they really last longer, and they are aesthetically pleasing. I used these wooden, long-handled brushes for years, and I love that I just have to replaced the head when it wears out. The handle can be used again and again. Another favorite is this small, wooden brush. We have had this exact brush for 5 years now. Works super great for scrubbing stains. And lastly, my husband got me this beautiful brush and dish bar soap for Christmas! The soap smells divine and works amazingly. The brush is beautiful and has held up so well!

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