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The Best Natural and Toxic-Free DIY Natural Cleaning Recipes

Switching your home over to less toxic and more natural products doesn’t have to be difficult, expensive, or overwhelming. I’ve put together a collection of the best natural and toxic-free DIY natural cleaning recipes. Best of all, you can make most of these recipes with just a few ingredients that you may already have at home.

Why Make Your Own Natural Cleaning Products?

Making your own natural cleaning products is an excellent place to start when you’re trying to reduce toxic chemicals in your home. Not only are they safer for your family, but most are fairly simple to make, as well. Additionally, when you make your own natural cleaning products, you have control over the ingredients and know exactly what you’re spraying or scrubbing into your home.

Though it may surprise you, making your own natural cleaning products can also be quite cost-effective. In fact, most of these products are made with just a few simple, inexpensive ingredients.

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed at the thought of switching all of your cleaning products over to more natural options. My advice is to start with one product at a time. Become comfortable making and using one product on this list, and then move on to the next one. You’ll have a safer, less-toxic home in no time.

Blog Round-Up of the Best DIY Natural Cleaning Recipes 

Homemade Shower Scrub Cleaner

Glass jar with homemade shower cleaner inside. Sprig of lavender and wood scrub brush in background

This shower scrub cleaner only utilizes three simple ingredients. It works well on hard stains without filling the room with strong odors. You can enjoy a squeaky clean shower without having to plug your nose at the same time!

DIY All-Purpose Cleaner with Essential Oils

Amber spray bottle with label that reads: All Purpose Cleaner - essential oil, oranges, and other ingredient to make homemade cleaning recipes

This recipe uses just a spray bottle, a couple of common ingredients, and a few drops of your favorite essential oil. Mix it up and clean your kitchen or nearly any other surface with this versatile cleaner.

Homemade Cleaning Soap

Homemade cleaning soap bars in a fabric-lined basket

These lovely soap bars are both strong and safe for fabrics. They’re perfect for rubbing onto laundry or carpet stains.

DIY Natural Surface Scrub

Essential oils, wood scrub brush, and glass jars filled with homemade cleaning scrub - text reads: All natural surface scrub

This natural surface cleaner can be used almost anywhere in your home and will fill the room with a safe, fresh citrus aroma. Store it in jelly jars and scrub it anywhere in your home that needs a shine.

The Best Hardwood Floor Cleaner

Amber spray bottle of homemade hardwood floor cleaner on floor with rag and mop in background

The cost of purchasing store-bought hardwood floor cleaner to keep your wood floors shiny can add up! Fortunately, this all-natural hardwood floor cleaner is easy and less expensive than store-bought–and it’s much safer, too.

Homemade Toilet Bowl Cleaner

Large glass canister with cubes of white homemade toilet bowl cleaner inside. dishtowel in background

Sadly, most toilet bowl cleaners that you can purchase from the store are highly poisonous. This can be especially scary if you have little kids running around who may accidentally find the toilet bowl cleaner. You can easily make these safe, effective toilet bowl cleaner tablets and drop one into the bowl each time you want to freshen up your toilet.

Lemon and Cinnamon Cleaning Spray

clear glass spray bottle with homemade lemon and cinnamon cleaning spray inside. Sitting on top of oranges, cinnamon, and towel

Lastly, this lemon and cinnamon cleaning spray is one of my favorites. There’s nothing like the natural smell of lemon to make your home feel clean and fresh. This spray is perfect for tile, glass, laminate, ceramic, and plastic.

What Ingredients & Accessories Should You Have on Hand to Make Natural Cleaning Recipes?

As you peruse these recipes, you’ll notice that a few ingredients are common in many of them. With a handful of safe, natural ingredients on hand, you’ll be ready to make a myriad of natural cleaners whenever you need them. Stock up on these ingredients so that you can be ready to whip up your favorite toxin-free cleaners from home anytime.

  • Baking Soda
  • Citric Acid
  • White Distilled Vinegar
  • Essential Oils
  • Silicone Molds
  • Recycled or Glass Spray Bottles

Do You Have a Favorite Natural Cleaning Recipe?

What natural cleaning product do you find yourself using the most? Let me know in the comments!

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  1. These are wonderful ideas. I’m always looking for non-toxic, better ways to do just about everything. Thanks for sharing.

  2. This is great! I can’t use most cleaning products because the smells trigger my migraines, each year I say i’m going to make my own but then I get overwhelmed with where to start. I’ve just checked out the toilet cleaners one and I have all the ingredients here so I will be trying them first. Thanks for sharing

  3. This is a great culmination of wonderful safe cleaning products! I love knowing exactly what is in stuff when I’m using it in my home. Especially when I learned how much actually never leaves certain surfaces and leaches in (like bathtubs).

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