DIY Household Cleaners

Happy Monday, everyone! Here are some of my favorite DIY home cleaners that I have gathered together. I love that I am using natural products, and that I am saving money at the same time. Win, win!
First Up, Floor Cleaner. Some sick and twisted human being decided that white grouting sounded good for a kitchen floor… Huh? And it wasn’t off white, it was ultra pure white. It will never be that white again, regardless of my Saturdays channeling Cinderella.
Try not to judge too harshly….I have a 5 year old; 3 year old, 2 year old, 2 dogs, 1 cat, and oh, yes, a Husband. Ha!
Floor Cleaner
1/4 cup washing soda
1/4 cup vinegar
1/2 TBSP  blue dawn dish soap
2 gallons HOT water
(optional, few drops of lavender essential oil)
Mix ingredients in the sink for mopping the kitchen floor, or pour mixture from sink into a spray bottle and use for laminate wood flooring or linoleum in bathrooms etc.

Laundry Detergent

Ingredients: All ingredients can be found at your local supermarket. I buy mine at Wal-Mart.
2 cups Borax
2 cups Washing Soda
1 cup Fels-Naptha
(optional, few drops of lavender essential oil)
Mix together ingredients in a large tub. Add 1/4 cup to your laundry. If I am washing towels or linens I usually add 5-6 drops of lavender for a nice scent.
Dish Detergent
1 cup Borax
1 cup Washing Soda
Directions: Mix ingredients together, I make mine in a Tupperware container. Use 2TBSP in your dishwasher.
Counter Spray
1 cup Vinegar
1 cup water
Directions: Mix ingredients together into a spray bottle. You may want to add 10-12 drops of an essential oil. like lemon, if you aren’t crazy about the smell of vinegar.
Stain Remover
***Disclaimer*** Make at your own risk, I went around my house like a happy little elf cleaning all the wonderful art my sweet children have left all over my walls. You will throw away your oxi clean, and never buy Mr. Cleans magic erasers again.


2 cups Hydrogen Peroxide
1/2 cup Blue Dawn Dish soap.

Directions: Mix together in a spray bottle, and Christmas has come early! I am seriously in love!

I hope you find this post of home cleaners as useful as we do! It’s great knowing the full ingredients to clean with and not exposing your family to harsh chemicals. Please comment and let us know how well they worked for you. If you have any tried and true recipes of your own, please share! We’d love to hear from you!