All Natural Household Cleaning Recipes

Posted in Home
on January 12, 2016


Cleaning up is something that we all must do but many of the products you buy from the store can be harmful to you and your family’s health. There have been times when I was cleaning my bathroom and my husband would come in and say, “You need to open a window, these fumes are too strong.” Since I was in the mist of it all, it was hard for me to gauge just how strong the chemicals had gotten.

I do believe that constant exposure to harmful chemicals could result in health problems later on down the road, so I’m sharing these  DIY cleaners, so you can just grab an old spray bottle and rustle up your own concoction. It’s also great to know these recipes because you never know when you may run out of the other stuff and not feel like going to the grocery store. I’m a big fan of citrus because not only does it smell good but it destroy germs naturally. I will say that there are some jobs that I do break out the bleach for, but for everyday cleaning and maintenance these recipes are great!

Lemon & Orange Natural Cleaning Spray


Glass or Plastic Spray Bottle

1/4 cup Distilled White Vinegar

20 drops Lemon Essential Oil

10 drops Orange Essential Oil

2 cups water

Directions: Add all ingredients to your spray bottle and shake well. It’s great on your kitchen counters, appliances and even for windows. The vinegar smell will completely disappear once it dries.

Homemade Clementine Cleaner


Glass or Plastic Spray Bottle

Clementine or any other orange peels

A mason jar with lid.

1-2  cups Distilled White Vinegar

1 cup water


 Directions: Collect all the orange peels in your mason jar until it’s halfway filled up. (This may take some time unless you eat lots of oranges) Pour your vinegar over the peels and place lid on tightly. Let the mixture sit for 2 weeks. (tick tock) After a few weeks, strain the peels from the cleaning solution and add to your spray bottle. You can dilute this solution with water. A 1 to 1 ratio should be fine.

Happy Cleaning!


  • Robin Rue

    I love all of these! I clean with vinegar A LOT around my house – I love that it’s natural!

  • These are great non-toxic cleaning ideas!! I use vinegar and baking soda a lot around my house!!

  • These are awesome! I hate using chemicals to clean. I have two dogs, and once I used a floor cleaner that made their little paws irritated. =(

  • Eileen Mendoza Loya

    Thank you for sharing this. I would rather sit and wait for two weeks to get an all natural cleaner than to use chemicals around the house.

  • I’ll have to make some of this tomorrow as it’s going to be cleaning day before the grands come again. I like to clean with all natural products before they arrive, I’m afraid to use chemicals on anything prior.

  • Jaime Nicole

    I love the natural cleaning stuff as long as it works! I definitely try to keep it all natural for kitchen and bedroom cleaning especially.

  • blm03

    I’m going to have to try that cleaning recipe. I can’t wait!

  • Miles Basilio

    This is a great post. I’m looking
    for better ways to clean the house and this post is very helpful.

  • AlannaB

    I make a citrus cleaner just like your clementine cleaner…it smells amazing! It works well with any varieties of citrus 🙂

  • Ann Bacciaglia

    I am excited to try these natural cleaning recipes. I have been looking for ways to reduce the chemicals we are exposed to every day.

  • Karlyn Flores

    Before i only use baking soda. but now I need to try that Cleaning recipe. I’m so excited.

  • Becca

    Both of these cleaning recipes sound great! I totally use products with chemicals and I have to take breaks when the smell gets too strong!

  • Marie Joy Año-Du

    I love natural cleaning solutions, simple and safe! I always keep extra vinegar and baking soda, they’re my best cleaning buddies.

  • chubskulit

    Thanks a lot for this! We eat a lot of ornages here at home and I could use all the peels for this.

  • J-Man and MillerBug

    I always use vinegar when I clean, but I always forget to put in something to make it smell better. I’m going to grab this recipe and try this next time.

  • These are great tips. I use lemon, vinegar and baking soda when I clean.

  • Great ideas!! I love cleaning with all natural cleaners!!

  • Cori Ramos

    Great recipes for healthy cleaning products. It is so easy to forget how important it is to remove as many toxins as possible from our daily living environment.

  • cvantassel

    I absolutely love cleaning my house with all natural products. These are perfect recipes for making some awesome cleaning supplies with essential oils.

  • themommyfiles

    I’ve never made homemade cleansers! These are some great recipes. Thanks for sharing.

  • rika agustini

    I love all natural recipes.. perfect for my family, safer for my kids

  • Jay Simms

    These are so great, I love how these are natural and there are no chemicals involved.

  • Alison Steward

    These sound like they would smell great, I especially love the citrus concoction. Anything we can do to have less chemicals in our households is great.

  • Tracy Iglesias

    Always great to go natural when possible, definitely safer! Thanks for sharing the recipes!

    Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly

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