22 Brilliant Homemade Cleaning Products
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22 Brilliant Homemade Cleaning Products

Spring is in the air… and so are all the dust bunnies that have been multiplying under your bed all winter. However, cleaning with harsh chemicals can be even more dangerous than those dirty dishes in the sink. We love a good cleaning hack, and this post is full of genius, natural and homemade cleaning solutions that’ll keep your home spotless without all the nasty additives that come along with most store-bought products. It’s incredible what you can do with a little creativity and a splash of vinegar!

1. Grapefruit and Salt Tub Cleaner: Rub-a-dub-dub your bathtub with half of a grapefruit. Say goodbye to bleach and hello to a fresh, citrusy bathroom. (via Apartment Therapy)

2. Sage Infused All-Purpose Cleaner: Fresh herbs create a Mrs. Meyers-inspired scent in this all-purpose cleaning spray. (via Melodrama)

3. Dishwasher Detergent Tablets: Nothing beats the ease of popping one of those little tabs into the dishwasher, and we love this homemade version using an ice cube tray! (via One Good Thing)

4. Homemade All-Purpose Cleaner: This spray is infused with essential oils for a little aromatherapy while you clean. (via Crunchy Betty)

5. Homemade Glass Cleaner: You can also use this easy recipe for mirrors, too! (via She Wears Many Hats)

6. Homemade Laundry Detergent: There are just three ingredients to this super simple, stain-fighting laundry soap. (via New Nostalgia)

7. Beeswax Wood Polish: Here’s a natural remedy for weathered wood. (via Crafting a Green World)

8. Screen Cleaning Spray: Your electronics can be some of the dustiest, grimiest devices around, but they’ll be free of fingerprints in two shakes! (via CNET )

9. Reusable Swiffer Cloths: Grab that dust without burning through disposable cloths with these DIY quicker picker uppers. (via Home Talk)

10. Makeup Brush Cleaner: We’re just as guilty as you are of neglecting our makeup brushes… but let’s make a pact not to be gross anymore, shall we? (via Brit + Co.)

11. Easy Homemade Oven Cleaner: When all those homemade cupcakes catch up with you (and the bottom of your oven), you’re gonna need this recipe. (via One Good Thing)

12. Olive Oil Multi-Purpose Cleaner: Not only does plain old olive oil help get paint off your hands, but you can also use it to polish stainless steel, repair scratched leather and polish wood furniture! (via Apartment Therapy)

13. Natural Toilet Bowl Cleaner: The toilet is the throne of your castle. Keep it shining with this cleaner sans harsh chemicals.(via Savvy Sugar)

14. DIY Hardwood Floor Cleaner: This easy recipe of water, vinegar and essential oil will make your hardwood floors shine. (via It’s Just My Life)

15. Ketchup Copper Cookware Cleaner: Yep, KETCHUP. (via Lifehacker)

16. Two Ingredient Natural Air Freshener: Peppermint oil, baking soda and a craftily rigged mason jar are all you need for this safe air freshener. (via BLDG 25)

17. Organic Cleansing Wipes: Easy, affordable and safe for babies and grown-ups alike, these’ll be great to keep on hand when camping this summer! (via White House Black Shutters)

18. Homemade Magic Erasers: The cleaning wizardry of a Magic Eraser can now be yours at a fraction of the cost with just a few household ingredients, including baking soda. (via Little House Living)

19. DIY Silver Polish: A little salt and aluminum foil goes a long way to polish your silver without all the chemicals. (via Pink of Perfection)

20. Ice Cube Garbage Disposal Cleaner: Vinegar ice cubes clean the gunk off the blades of your garbage disposal without the toxins. Your sink will no longer be fruit-fly friendly. (via The Smart Mama)

21. Wool Dryer Balls: Dryer sheets are basically the chemical-ridden devil of cleaning products. Stop using them and start this easy DIY project to keep your clothes just as soft. (via DIY Natural)

22. DIY Jewelry Cleaner: When your best bling isn’t really blingin’ anymore, bring it back to life with this easy recipe. (via Savvy Sugar)

What’s your favorite DIY cleaning hack? Let us know in the comments!