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Make These 65 DIY Cleaning Products For Pennies

Aug 5 2014 - 2:32pm

If you're tired of reaching for cleaning products with ingredients you can't even pronounce, then head to your local grocery store for a few basic components, and make your own. These eco-friendly concoctions will leave your house sparkling. From window cleaner to grout whitener, you'll be amazed at how easy these DIYs are to pull off. And after making the initial investment for the all-natural ingredients, these cleaning supplies cost pennies per concoction to make.

Bathroom Cleaning Wipes

From shining those countertops to quickly cleaning your commode, these easy DIY bathroom wipes [1] look so chic in an upcycled plastic container.

Dry Laundry Booster

Give your clothes a cleaning kick with this easy-to-make dry laundry booster [2] that's made with natural ingredients and won't bleach your clothes.

DIY Liquid Dish Soap

This homemade liquid dish soap [3] leaves dishes wonderfully clean without tons of suds. Add essential oils to personalize the liquid soap.

Garbage Disposal Refreshers

Not only are these garbage disposal refreshers [4] easy to make, but they also look adorable in a cute jar next to your sink. And they really do wonders, eliminating unwanted odors.

Dry Carpet Cleaner

If you've got wall-to-wall carpeting, then this dry carpet cleaner [5] is perfect for you. Sprinkle it on, and let it do its job. Vacuum to reveal fresh and clean rugs.

Homemade Dryer Sheets

Not only are these dryer sheets [6] eco-friendly, but they're also reusable, making them a must have for your laundry room.

Tub, Tile, and Grout Cleaner

Keep your bathroom's tub, tile, and grout fresh and clean sans harsh chemicals with this homemade cleaner [7].

DIY Stain Remover

Stains happen, which makes this DIY [8] stain remover [9] perfect for getting rid of unwanted marks.

Homemade Furniture Polish

Your wooden furniture will glow after using this homemade furniture polish [10]. And you probably already have all the ingredients you need for tossing this polish together.

Homemade All-Purpose Cleaner

You will be amazed at how easy it is to make your own general cleaner [11]. And you can personalize this grease-buster with a fresh scent, like rosemary, lemon, or orange.

Homemade Floor Wipes

Not only are these floor wipes [12] easy to make, but they are also reusable, making them just about the coolest eco-friendly cleaning product ever.

Fruit and Vegetable Cleaning Spray

Naturally remove residue and waxy buildup on your fresh fruits and vegetables with this eco-friendly and all-natural cleaning spray [13].

Reusable Dusting Wipes

Banish dust with these reusable dusting wipes [14] that also leave a lovely scent. Simply use the saturated sheet, toss it in the wash, and then pop it back in the container.

Window Cleaner

Let the sun shine through clean windows with the help of this homemade window cleaner [15].

Liquid Laundry Detergent

This DIY [16] liquid laundry detergent [17] will leave your clothes fresh and clean. Made with Borax and super washing soda, you can add essential oils to elevate the scent.

Carpet Cleaner

Fear spills no more with this carpet cleaner [18] that really does a number on stains. Plus, it's wonderfully easy to make and leaves rugs looking brand-new.

Homemade Toilet Bowl Cleaner

Your commode will sparkle after using this homemade toilet bowl cleaner [19]. Made with vinegar, baking soda, and hydrogen peroxide, this natural cleaner does all the dirty work.

Eco-Friendly Fabric Softener

Instead of tossing down for name-brand fabric softener, make your own softening solution [20] that leaves clothes wonderfully downy.

Dishwasher Bombs

Clean your not-so-fresh dishwasher with the help of these baking soda dishwasher bombs [21] that leave things shiny and smelling wonderful.

Leather Cleaner

Make your leather furniture look brand-new with eco-friendly leather cleaner [22]. And this quick clean is a must do during the hot Summer months.

Metal Pan Scrubber

We've all got a few pots and pans hiding that could use a good scrubbing, which makes this amazing metal cleaner [23] the perfect thing to have them looking like new in no time.

Handy DIY Cleaning Wipes

Transform an old coffee can into a chic holder for these cleaning wipes [24].

Toilet Bombs

They're not necessarily a "cleaner," but these eco-friendly toilet bombs [25] bust through clogged toilets, resulting in a happy bathroom.

Wood Floor Cleaner

Your wood floors will shine after cleaning them with this homemade wood floor cleaner [26]. And the addition of essential oil leaves your house smelling wonderful.

Homemade Soft Scrub

Clean your casserole pans with the help of this homemade soft scrub [27] that won't scratch while tackling baked-on food.

Attack Hard Water Stains

If you've got tile in your tub or glass shower doors that show each and every hard water stain, here's a simple Epsom salts scrub [28] that will make things sparkle.

All-in-One Laundry Bombs

Tired of schlepping detergent and fabric softener around with your laundry? Here's an easy solution that cleans and softens clothes — all-in-one laundry bombs [29]!

Travel-Size Stain Stick

Even when traveling, this homemade stain stick [30] can tackle tough marks. And this helper repurposes deodorant or lip gloss containers. Tuck in your purse or travel bag so it's handy when needed.

Dusting Spray

Keep your home dust-free with this DIY dusting spray [31] that also gently cleans your favorite furniture.

Nontoxic Bleach

Instead of reaching for harsh bleach that instantly discolors anything it touches and can be toxic if ingested, try making your own homemade blend [32] instead.

Grapefruit Salt Bathroom Scrub

Here's a bathroom cleaner [33] that's also awesome for you! Along with buffing away soap scum, this scrub can be used on your body as an exfoliant.

DIY Citrus Spray

Don't toss your orange and lemon peels! Use them for making this seriously easy citrus spray [34] that does an amazing job cleaning greasy countertops.

Borax-Free Liquid Laundry Detergent

Made with natural ingredients, this borax-free laundry detergent [35] is tough on stains but gentle on your clothes. And the detergent is great for those with sensitive skin.

Daily Shower Spray

With only three ingredients, spray your way to a clean shower every day. The dish soap helps keep your shower sparkling while the vinegar disinfects with this DIY shower spray [36].

Dish Soak Fizzies

Don't feel like doing the dishes? No problem. Make these dish soak fizzies [37] that do all the tough work for you.

Linen and Mattress Spray

Want to keep your sheets fresh? This homemade linen spray [38] will lengthen the time between washings and keeps your sheets smelling heavenly.

DIY Pine-Sol

You only need three ingredients to mix together this knockoff cleaner [39]! You'll love how fresh and clean your house is after using.

Monitor Cleaner

Tired of a streaky monitor? DIY [40] your own spray cleaner [41] that leaves screens so clean — and free of streaks!

DIY Goo Gone

Sticky stuff, begone! Mix together this easy cleaning concoction [42] that removes residue from just about anything.

Mold and Mildew Killer

Tired of mold and mildew in your space? Mix together an antifungal and antibacterial spray [43] that keeps it away for good.

Freshen Carpets

If you have wall-to-wall rugs that don't smell so fresh, thanks to mold and mildew, mix together this carpet deodorizer [44] that cleans while refreshing.

Garbage Disposal Cleaners

If you're a coffee lover, save your used grounds to DIY [45] these disposal cleaners [46] that also leave your drain smelling amazing.

DIY Washing Soda

Want to elevate your favorite laundry detergent? DIY [47] your own washing soda [48] using regular baking soda and a little help from your oven.

Car Upholstery Cleaner

Keep your car seats looking brand-new with this eco-friendly car cleaner [49] that's safe to use around kids and pets.

Fresh Garbage Disposal

Toss one of these frozen citrus rosemary garbage disposal cleaners [50] down your drain for a really fresh kitchen sink.

DIY Antibacterial Spray

Keep your entire space germ-free with a DIY antibacterial spray [51] that's safe to use around pets and kids.

Lemon Dishwasher Tabs

Your dishes will love these lemon dishwasher tabs [52] that leave everything sparkling.

DIY Febreze

Refresh all the fabrics in your home with this easy-to-make DIY version of Febreze [53]. You're going to love it!

All-Natural Rinse Aid

Keep your dishes sparkling with this eco-friendly rinse aid [54] that also leaves your dishwasher smelling fresh, too.

Dry Fabric Softener

Bring the fluffy back to your favorite linens and clothes with dry fabric softener [55] that you can personalize with your favorite scent.

Fabric Softener Sponges

Put sponges to good use, along with a few other ingredients, and DIY [56] fabric softener sponges [57] that can be used over and over again.

Spray Stain Remover

Target tough marks with an all-natural stain remover [58] that really works.

One-Swipe Mirror Cleaner

Mix together ingredients you all ready have in your pantry for a mirror cleaner [59] that only needs one swipe, which leaves reflective glass sparkling.

Rosemary Garbage Disposal Cleaner

Sharpen your garbage disposal blades while giving them a deep cleaning with the help of fresh rosemary. And these frozen cleaners [60] also add flavor to soups and stews!

Food-Safe Kitchen Cleaner

Harness the cleaning power of vinegar, the antibacterial qualities of rosemary, and the fresh scent of citrus in this DIY [61] food-safe kitchen cleaner [62].

Child-Safe All-Purpose Cleaner

Safe to use around pets and kids, this disinfecting cleaner [63] is smart to have on hand.

Naturally Whiten With Lemons

Instead of reaching for bleach, try using lemons for naturally whitening [64] delicates such as linens or lace.

Pop-Up Cleaning Wipes

Transform old t-shirts into pop-up cleaning wipes [65] that can be used on their own for dusting or moistened with your favorite cleaner for wiping up messes.

Mirror Antifogger

Keep mirrors from getting steamy after showers with this all-natural antifogger mirror spray [66].

Essential Oil Laundry Detergent

Make a natural laundry detergent [67] personalized with your favorite essential oil that leaves your clothes smelling so fabulous.

Blender Cleaner

You'll never believe how easy it is to clean your blender [68] — and it only takes a few seconds!

Deep-Clean Your Faucet

Along with helping to wash your hands, your faucet needs a cleaning too. Follow these easy steps [69] to keep it wonderfully fresh.

Garbage Disposal Deep-Clean

Take a few moments to give your garbage disposal a deep-cleaning [70], which keeps it running wonderfully for years to come.

Liquid Dish Soap

Save money and DIY [71] your own liquid dish soap [72] with all-natural ingredients that leaves your plates and glasses sparkling.

Coconut Oil Hand Soap

Make your own hand soap with soothing coconut oil [73] that leaves your hands so clean — and smelling so fresh.


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