My Favorite DIY House Cleaners – Natural, Effective, Safe, Non-Toxic, cleaning – Kid friendly

My favorite DIY cleaners.

For more great DIY ideas to clean the whole house check out my blog series: How to be Green & Healthy: Room by room

Speaking of Favorite things here are some of my Favorite DIY cleaners.

Of course straight vinegar or vinegar & water in a spray bottle is the ultimate multi purpose cleaner, if you have vinegar & water you really do not need anything else, other than maybe a box of baking soda. White Vinegar kills 99 percent of bacteria, 82 percent of mold, and 80 percent of germs (viruses).

But of course there are also other great cleaners found in your kitchen & bathroom closet, lemon juice, salt, peroxide, essential oils, Borax, rubbing alcohol & as mentioned baking soda

they can be used separate or in combos for a cleaner safer home & they are effective & do not harm your immune system. Baking soda and vinegar kills all food germs and bacteria including E-coli and salmonella, naturally and safely.
Baking soda and white vinegar works exceptionally well in sanitizing counters and other food preparation surfaces–includes wood cutting board.

 In tests run at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Pairing the two killed virtually all Salmonella, Shigella, or E.Coli Bacteria on heavily contaminated food and surfaces when used in this fashion, making these 2 natural cooking ingredients more effective at killing these potentially lethal bacteria than chlorine bleach or any commercially available kitchen cleaner. White vinegar has been used for centuries to kill any mico-toxin, parasites or, fungal.


Make your own germ fighting natural multi-purpose cleaner Clean counters, sink, fridge inside & out, appliances, walls, table, tub & most other surfaces
What you need
16 oz spray bottle
1 cup of white vinegar
1 tsp baking soda ( add right after vinegar & add slowly because it will fizz)
Once fizzing stops fill the rest of the bottle up with water.
Thats it!
Options to add for more germ fighting power
2 tbsp of rubbing alcohol
10 to 30 drops lemon, tea tree, lavender, eucalyptus or other essential oil
20 drops thieves oil
2 tbsp colloidal silver
3 tbsp lemon or lime juice concentrate
1 tbsp washing soda
1 tbsp Borax
a few drops of natural liquid soap (or original blue dawn)
Shake & use
I also love cleaning & doing laundry with peroxide & lemon
Here it is, the bleach replacement we use for so many things
Color safe Whitener/Brightener/Disinfectant/Softener/Odor remover/Spot treater/Multi-Tasker
A Color safe bleach alternative that disinfectant for laundry (or Laundry Spot/Stain remover to replace shout in laundry  room) & can also be used as a disinfecting multi-surface cleaner (also gets odors out of clothing & makes a great sanitizer)
We do not use bleach
Instead we use 2 cups peroxide & 2 cups fresh lemon juice or lemon juice concentrate & add them to a empty gallon milk/vinegar jug & fill the rest of jug with water.
As a plus it not only is a color safe brightener/bleach it is also antibacterial & can also be used as a fabric softener & odor eliminator in the rinse cycle
For white loads add 1/2 cup to 2 cups, for colors add 1/2 cup to 1 cup.
Store jug when not in use in dark spot because of the peroxide in it.
You can also add this mixture to a spray bottle as a (non fading) multi purpose kitchen/bathroom cleaner or laundry spot remover etc
-Options: *I sometimes use 1 cup each peroxide & lemon instead of 2 cups
*I sometimes use some lime juice to make it lemon/lime
*You can also add 20 drops lemon essential oil to mixture for a more lemony scent & more disinfectant power (or other essential oil)
~What I do is add it to the bleach cycle & the rinse cycle on towels. whites etc for extra brightening/whitening & softening power plus odor eliminator.
For the cleaning cycle on your HE/Front loading washing machine  
DIY alternative to Tide Washing Machine Cleaner (& other brands) for front loading washer cleaning cycles
Instead of the cleaning packet use 1/2 to 1 cup of baking soda, 1/2 to 1 cup of 3% peroxide & a few drops of your favorite essential oil, tea tree oil is great because it kills mold & just run as normal,.
You can also use the above bleach alternative in the washer cleaning cycle if you prefer.
Recipe for Homemade All-Purpose Household Cleaner
■3 cups of hot water
■4 Tablespoons of vinegar
■1/4 cup of Borax
■1/2 Tablespoon of castile liquid soap (any scent) or other organic/natural liquid soap (or Original blue Dawn Dish soap)
Optional: add 10 drops essential oils, 2 tbs colloidal silver or  2 tbs Rubbing alcohol
Mix well and store in a spray bottle. Use as you would any commercial cleaner.
For a great mattress, carpet, furniture freshener
2 cups baking soda
10 drops of eucalyptus essential oil
5 drops tea tree oil
or 15 drops of your favorite essential oil or essential oil combo, Lemon, orange, peppermint, eucalyptus, lavender, rosemary etc.
mix together & store in an old parm chesse shaker, shake on mattress, carpets, furniture etc  & work in, let sit awhile or even overnight & vacuum up, lavender is great for beds & helps you sleep. if you are having an odor that wont go away add 3 tbsp of peroxide to the mixture & mix up working it together with a fork, sprinkle the same as above & leve till dry, then vacuum up.
Soft scrub
1 cup of baking soda
1/4 cup of natural liquid soap
1 tbsp peroxide
1 tbsp water
10 to 15 drops of lemon essential oil
Store in an old soft scrub bottle, use just like soft scrub, the eucalyptus really cleans scummy tubs, the scrubbing power of baking soda cleans better than harsh abrasives, lemon cleans calcium deposits, peroxide is a whitener/brightener
Room spray
16 oz spray bottle
20 to 40 drops of your favorite essential oil
10 drops Tea tree oil
1 tbsp baking soda
1/4 cup of rubbing alcohol (or white vinegar or both)
1//4 cup colloidal silver (optional)
Dissolve baking soda in a bit of water add everything to spray bottle slowly (vinegar will fizz with baking soda)
Hot water, & white vinegar, for tough jobs add a few drops of liquid dish soap & a couple of caps of lemon juice
Orange vinegar for cleaning
add peels from 3 to 5 oranges to a jar, fill jar with white vinegar, seal with lid & sit for 2 weeks or longer in a cupboard, strain out vinegar, for cleaning mix 50/50 with water, you can use this great smelling vinegar in any of your DIY cleaners. To use it as a hair rinse or face wash simply make it with Apple Cider vinegar instead of white vinegar.
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To scrub stuck on food mix salt & baking soda in a paste with water & scrub with a sponge
For oven cleaner
spray oven with straight vinegar
Sprinkle on baking soda & salt, spray again if needed so all is moist (optional add lemon essential oil)
let sit 15 to 20 minutes, & clean out, any stubborn spots use the salt & baking soda paste to scrub


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