Homemade Natural Cleaners - 14 Easy DIY Cleaning Products & Recipes! (2023)

Homemade Natural Cleaners – Easy DIY Cleaning Products and Recipes!

You would be forgiven for thinking that homemade natural cleaners don’t do as good of a job as man-made chemicals.

We’ve grown up with them in our houses so we assume that they’re the best.

But really, they aren’t the best. They’re harsh on the things you’re cleaning, they’re terrible to breathe in, and many of them have warnings on them saying not to touch them with your bare skin.

Is that really something you want to clean your house with? No, of course not. That’s why natural cleaning is making such a big comeback.

Natural cleaners made with 100% natural ingredients are just as tough as the chemicals you’re familiar with.

The basis for most natural cleaning is vinegar, white vinegar to be precise. It can be used in every room of the house for a variety of different things.

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14 DIY Natural Cleaners

Here’s a recipe for an all purpose cleaner that you can use just about anywhere to clean anything. For the exceptions to this skip to after the recipe.

#1. All Purpose Cleaner with Vinegar

Ingredients

Directions

Fill a 1-2 quart mason jar halfway with citrus peels.

Fill the rest of the jar with vinegar and place lid on top.

Give the mixture a shake and leave it sit for 1-2 weeks. The longer it sits the more potent the cleaner.

After the 2 weeks are up, remove the peels and strain the vinegar to remove any bits of fruit that may be floating around.

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Dilute this with one part water to one part vinegar in a spray bottle.

Add 3-4 drops of essential oil if you like. It will not only aid with the citrus smell it will also add to the cleaning power.

(You will also like this homemade all purpose cleaner without vinegar)

#2. All Purpose Antibacterial Cleaner

This antibacterial cleaner is gentle and effective and best of all it kills much of the common bacteria that can be found in the home.

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups of water
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 25 drops of orange or lemon essential oils

Directions

Combine the ingredients and pour into a spray bottle. When ready to use simply spray on the surface to be cleaned and wipe with a damp sponge.

What You Should Not Clean with Vinegar

Vinegar should never be used on granite or marble as it can damage those materials over time. A lot of people also find the smell of vinegar a little too pungent.

If you aren’t sure about the smell of vinegar and how it will go over in your house, start by using it in the kitchen and bathroom.

Avoid bedrooms and the living room until you know how your family feels about it. Or you can use an all-purpose cleaner that doesn’t have vinegar like the one below.

#3. All-Purpose Homemade Cleaner without Vinegar

Homemade Natural Cleaners - 14 Easy DIY Cleaning Products & Recipes! (2)Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon castile soap
  • 3-5 drops of essential oil
  • Water

Directions

Add baking soda, soap, and essential oil into a spray bottle then add water to fill the bottle. Shake vigorously.

Tea tree oil and citrus-based essential oils are the best options as they add extra cleaning power, but really any essential oil will do if you only want the nice smell.

#4. DIY Gentle Floor Cleaner

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This gentle floor cleaner, when used regularly, will keep your floors clean and fresh smelling.

Ingredients

  • 1½ cup white distilled vinegar
  • 2 cups water
  • 10 drops orange essential oils

Directions

Mix all of the ingredients together and pour a spray bottle and then mop the floor using a bucket of warm water. You can also make large batches of this floor cleaner and pour into a gallon jug and then mix half and half in a bucket of hot water.

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#5. Homemade Natural Toilet Bowl Cleaner

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One of the places I see the most resistance to change is around the toilet. People think that a natural toilet bowl cleaner won’t get the job done, but in fact, it will!

Vinegar and the cleaning power of essential oils are all you need to get your toilet fresh and clean.

Here’s one recipe that I love to use, but you can change which essential oils you’re using. If you’re interested in learning more about cleaning with essential oils check out this article that goes further in-depth on the topic.

Ingredients

Directions

Combine ingredients in a glass spray bottle and shake vigorously before using. Let the solution sit for an hour before scrubbing clean.

#6. Powdered Toilet Bowl Cleaner

This powdered toilet bowl cleaner only contains two very effective natural ingredients:

Ingredients

  • 2 cups pure borax
  • 1 cup baking soda

Directions

Mix the borax and baking soda together in an airtight container and store in a cool dry place until ready to use.

Before cleaning flush the toilet to wet the sides. Then sprinkle the powdered cleaning making sure to get under the rim also dump a portion into the bottom of the toilet bowl. Let sit while you clean the rest of the bathroom then scrub with a toilet bowl brush and flush.

Find out how to remove hard water stains from toilet bowl here.

#7. DIY Natural Oven Cleaner

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Now, I don’t know about you but the oven cleaners you buy from the store have always terrified me. Use rubber gloves, don’t breathe the fumes, and don’t use the oven for hours afterwards.

Do I really want to then put my food in a cave full of that stuff? No thank you! Here’s a great natural cleaner you can use in your oven that you won’t have to glove up for.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • ¼ cup washing soda

Directions

Mix with just enough water to create a paste then apply it to all surfaces in the oven. Let it sit overnight then rinse clean.

Yes! It is THAT simple. Using natural cleaning products is incredibly easy and when you start down the path of cleaning with natural products you aren’t going to want to stop.

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#8. DIY Natural Glass Cleaner Recipe

Homemade Natural Cleaners - 14 Easy DIY Cleaning Products & Recipes! (6)Here’s a great glass cleaner you can make using a lemon.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice (Freshly Squeezed)
  • 1 quart water

Directions

Combine the two in a spray bottle and shake vigorously.

That’s all! That’s the whole recipe and it works great on glass inside and outside of your house. Don’t throw the lemon away after you’ve squeezed out all the juices either.

Check out this great article full of different ways you can clean the house with a lemon. Lemons aren’t just for margaritas anymore. They’re for cleaning microwaves, showers, dishes, and so much more.

#9. DIY Soft Scrub (Baking Soda Natural Cleaner)

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This DIY soft scrub is a great natural cleaner for sinks, tubs, showers, dishes, counters and much more. It is made with baking soda, vinegar, dish soap and essentials.

Get the full recipe for the diy soft scrub here.

#10. DIY Window Cleaner

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This window cleaner works best when used right after it is made while the cleaner is still hot or warm.

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • 3 Tablespoon Vinegar
  • 1 cup hot water.

Directions

Mix all ingredients in a spray bottle and then spray on the window and clean. The lemon juice helps to cut grease and dirt as well as the vinegar.

#11. Grout Cleaning

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Not only is this grout cleaner effective it is often more effective than those chemical laden grout cleaners.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1 cup peroxide

Directions

This grout cleaner is best if used fresh right after it is mixed. Mix the baking soda and peroxide together and apply to your grout with a toothbrush and let it sit for at least 15 minutes. Then scrub using the toothbrush.

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You should only clean small areas of grout at a time. (For more details see the article on grout cleaning.)

#12. Home Made Wood Furniture Polish

This homemade furniture cleaning will leave your wood furniture with a beautiful shine and a slight lemony scent.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup mineral oil
  • 2 or 3 drops of lemon extract

Directions

Combine the mineral oil and lemon extract in a glass or plastic spray bottle. To use spray furniture polish onto a soft cloth and work into the wood.

#13. DIY Laundry Detergent Recipe

The laundry is another place that can seem incredibly daunting to make your own soap for. But it is just as simple as any of the other recipes I’ve shared so far. Have a look at this recipe which is easy to store and very gentle on your clothes.

Ingredients

  • 5 oz. castile soap finely grated
  • 1 cup washing soda
  • ½ cup baking Soda
  • ½ cup citric acid
  • ¼ coarse sea salt

Directions

Mix the ingredients and store in an airtight container. Add 1-2 tbs of detergent to every load of laundry.

If you want you can add a few drops of your favorite essential oils to get a wonderful fresh scent in your laundry. Or if strong scents bother you leave essential oils out completely!

Some essential oils you might consider using are lemon, rosemary, eucalyptus, lavender, lemongrass, palmarosa, cedarwood (great for dealing with moths!), or spearmint.

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#14. Natural Stain Remover for Clothes

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This stain remover for clothing will get most stains out when directions for use are followed.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup of hot water
  • 1/4 cup peroxide
  • ¼ cup borax

Directions

Add the borax to a cup of hot water in a spray bottle and shake well until the borax is dissolved and then add the peroxide and shake again.

To use, spray on the stain and rub in and let set several minutes before putting the item into the wash.

To further boost the stain removal of your entire wash add ½ cup borax to your laundry detergent.

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Final Thoughts on DIY Natural Cleaners

If you’re looking for glass bottles to put your DIY cleaning solutions in here are a few you should check out. The best ones are brown or blue to keep out the sun and allow your cleaner to last longer. Or you can just make small batches as and when you need them.

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FAQs

How do you make homemade cleaner with simple ingredients? ›

Place a small funnel into the opening of the bottle, and pour 1 and 1/2 cups of baking soda, 1/2 cup of liquid castile soap, 2 tablespoons of white vinegar and 2 tablespoons of water into the bottle. Wait for the foaming to subside. Screw the cap onto the bottle, and shake it vigorously for around 2 minutes.

What is the best homemade cleaner? ›

Combine about 2 gallons of warm water and a couple spoonfuls of Borax powder in a cleaning bucket. After mopping, do a rinse wash and let dry. Combine a few tablespoons of lemon juice with 1 cup borax powder to create a paste. Use to scrub tough messes as well as rust stains on sinks.

How do you make all natural cleaning solutions? ›

Mix together 1/4 cup white vinegar, 1/4 cup bicarbonate of soda, a squeeze of castile (or any liquid) soap, and 2 cups of water. Give it a good shake and keep in a spray bottle to use whenever you have a tough stain on your clothes or the carpet. Let me know your favourite homemade cleaners in the comments down below!

How do you make All-Purpose Cleaner with Dawn and vinegar? ›

Pour equal parts of vinegar and Dawn into a spray bottle. Gently shake, then spray liberally onto the surface to be cleaned. I have found the best results is when I use it to clean chrome shower and sink fixtures. After spraying on the fixture, rub and wipe it with a microfiber cloth to avoid scratching.

What is the simplest cleaner of all? ›

  1. WATER: Water is the simplest cleaning agent and some form of dirt will be dissolved by it, but. ...
  2. DETERGENT: Detergents are those cleaning agents, which contain significant quantities of a group of. ...
  3. ABRASIVES. ...
  4. DEGREASING AGENTS. ...
  5. ACIDS AND TOILET CLEANSERS. ...
  6. ALKALIS:

What should you not mix with vinegar? ›

The Three Things You Should Never Mix with Vinegar
  1. Hydrogen peroxide + vinegar. You may assume that combining these two ingredients in the same bottle will boost their cleaning power, but it's more likely to increase your risk of going to the emergency room. ...
  2. Bleach + vinegar. ...
  3. Baking soda + vinegar.
8 Feb 2019

What is the most powerful cleaning solution? ›

Clorox Disinfecting Bleach

Let's start with the big gun: bleach. It kills 99.9% of germs, including those from the coronavirus (COVID-19). Bleach is the most powerful disinfectant you can use.

What is a great natural cleaning product? ›

Ask any green-living expert or organic devotee and they'll tell you that the best natural cleaning products are regular white vinegar or baking soda with a little lemon or orange thrown in.

What is a great natural cleaning product as well as? ›

Vinegar cleans and deodorizes almost as well as most all-purpose cleaners. The recipe calls for mixing equal parts of water and vinegar in a spray bottle. Use this solution to clean most areas of your home.

What is a commonly used homemade cleaner? ›

All-Purpose Cleaner

Simply mix half a cup of white vinegar, ¼ cup baking soda into half a gallon of water. You're done! The vinegar scent can be off-putting so you may consider adding lemon juice for a more citrus-y scent.

What is a key ingredient for cleaning? ›

Surfactants. Soap mixing with oil under a microscope, forming micelles. Surfactants provide most of the cleaning power in your cleaning products today, but other ingredients are also needed to make the best products possible. These ingredients help the surfactant work better on different types of soil.

How do you make awesome cleaner? ›

Here are the recipes:
  1. Glass Cleaner. 1 part water, 1 part vinegar. ...
  2. Disinfectant. 1 part water, 1 part rubbing alcohol. ...
  3. All-Purpose Cleaner. 1 tablespoon of dish soap per bottle of water. ...
  4. Tub and tile Cleaner / Degreaser. 1 part vinegar, 1 part dish liquid. ...
  5. Stain Remover. 2 parts hydrogen peroxide, 1 part dish liquid.
28 Jul 2013

How do you make a powerful cleaning solution? ›

Homemade All-Purpose Cleaner With Essential Oils
  1. 3/4 cup water.
  2. 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol.
  3. 5 to 10 drops peppermint, lemon, or orange essential oil.
  4. 1 squirt natural dish soap.
  5. 16-ounce spray bottle.
31 Aug 2022

What happens when you mix dish soap and hydrogen peroxide? ›

“When you add peroxide to dish soap, it breaks down into oxygen and water. The soapy water then traps that oxygen, creating bubbles, making your dish soap extra foamy.”

What is the 20 10 method of cleaning? ›

What is the 20/10? Invented by Rachel Hoffman, the 20/10 approach to cleaning is to work hard for 20 minutes and then take a 10-minute break. It's that simple. And while you may not think 20 minutes is a long time, you'd be surprised at how much you can accomplish.

What are the four 4 major cleaning agent? ›

There are so many cleaning supplies on the market, but all formulas ultimately fall into one of four distinct categories: detergents, degreasers, abrasives, and acids.

What is the best all around cleaner? ›

Final Verdict. To fully clean, sanitize, and disinfect almost any surface, the Clorox Disinfecting All-Purpose Cleaner is the best and most effective choice for most homes, especially when it comes to killing bacteria and viruses.

Why you should not clean with vinegar? ›

Over time, the acid in vinegar can wear away at the finishes on your countertop. While these surfaces are known for their durability, they're also expensive, so you want to keep them looking new for as long as possible. Repeatedly using a vinegar-based, all-purpose cleaner can slowly fade that smooth shine.

Where should you not clean with vinegar? ›

  1. Clothes Iron. Never add vinegar to the tank; it could permanently damage the inside of the appliance. ...
  2. Countertops. If you want to keep your stone countertops looking beautiful, don't reach for vinegar. ...
  3. Dishwashers. ...
  4. Electronic Screens. ...
  5. Flooring. ...
  6. Knives. ...
  7. Ranges. ...
  8. Small Appliances.
2 Dec 2020

Is it OK to mix vinegar and baking soda? ›

Baking Soda And Vinegar

Although mixing vinegar and baking soda is not considered dangerous, you should still avoid mixing these in a container. Vinegar is acidic and basic soda is basic, so the by-products are sodium acetate, carbon dioxide, and water that are not toxic.

What can I use to deep clean my house? ›

Deep clean living spaces
  1. Dust everything from top to bottom. ...
  2. Wash the windows, window sills and ledges.
  3. Dust and wash doors.
  4. Wash the walls and baseboards. ...
  5. Sweep, vacuum and mop. ...
  6. Vacuum everything: ...
  7. Shampoo rugs or carpets with a steam cleaner. ...
  8. Wash cushions and throw pillow covers.

How do you clean everything that is overwhelming? ›

With that being said, we have some tips to help you overcome the overwhelmed feeling that can come from not knowing where to start.
  1. Don't Sit Down. ...
  2. Have the Right Tools for the Task on Hand. ...
  3. Race the Clock Cleaning. ...
  4. Choose Somewhere to Start. ...
  5. Figure Out Your Priorities & Make a List. ...
  6. Create a Cleaning Playlist.
29 Oct 2020

What is a great natural cleaning product as well as a disinfectant and deodorizer? ›

White vinegar and lemon juiceare acidic and neutralize alkaline substances such as scale from hard water. They are natural cleaning products as well as disinfectants and deodorizers. Acids dissolve gummy buildup, eat away tarnish and remove dirt from wood surfaces. Vinegar can be used as a softener in laundry cleaning.

How do I create my own cleaning products? ›

  1. Washing Up Liquid/Dish Soap. • 3 tbsp liquid Castile soap. • 2 cups warm water. ...
  2. Detergent. • 2.5kg Natural Borax Substitute. • 2kg Soda Crystals. ...
  3. Window Cleaner. • ¼ cup of white vinegar. • 1 tbsp of cornstarch. ...
  4. Toilet Cleaner. • ¾ cup baking soda. • ¾ cup white vinegar. ...
  5. Multi-Purpose Cleaner. • ¼ cup of white vinegar.

What happens when you mix baking soda and lemon juice? ›

CHEMICAL REACTIONS: Lemon juice contains citric acid which when mixed with the base, baking soda (sodium bicarbonate), reacts to form carbon dioxide and sodium citrate which causes the liquid to fizz and bubble.

What happens when you mix vinegar and lemon juice? ›

It can neutralize the smell of vinegar.

Try mixing in lemon juice—it'll help tone down the smell a little bit and still give you all the cleaning power you need. Plus, that lemon-vinegar mixture can come in particularly handy for certain cleaning tasks, but we'll get to that in a sec.

What can I clean at home daily? ›

Spend up to 20 minutes a day on one or a combination of the following tasks:
  1. Wiping glass and mirrors in the bathrooms and elsewhere.
  2. Dusting.
  3. Vacuuming carpets.
  4. Wet mopping hard floors.
  5. Cleaning bathroom counters and toilets.
  6. Cleaning out the fridge.
  7. Tackling clutter hot spots.
  8. Deeper cleaning of kitchen appliances.
11 Jul 2017

What are the 5 cleaning chemicals? ›

Common Chemicals Used for Cleaning & Decontamination Guideline
  • Hypochlorite (Bleach) ...
  • Alcohols. ...
  • Chlorine Dioxide. ...
  • Hydrogen Peroxide & Peracetic Acid. ...
  • Iodophor Disinfectant (Wescodyne) ...
  • Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (Quats) ...
  • References.

What are the 3 commonly used cleaning products? ›

The most common ingredients in household cleaning products include alkalies, acids, detergents, abrasives, sanitizers, and spirit solvents.
  • Abrasives. Abrasives are materials that wear off dirt by rubbing. ...
  • Acids. ...
  • Alkalies. ...
  • Bleaches. ...
  • Detergents. ...
  • Sanitizers. ...
  • Spirit Solvents. ...
  • Making a Cleaner.

What are the two natural cleaning ingredients that can be mixed to clean shine and protect furniture? ›

You can apply two simple natural furniture cleaning product recipes here.
  • Mix two parts of lemon juice with one part vinegar and one part linseed oil.
  • Mix one part of olive oil with one part of white vinegar and one tablespoon lemon juice.

What two cleaning supplies can you not mix? ›

Dangers of Mixing Household Chemical Cleaners
  • Bleach + Vinegar = Chlorine gas. This can lead to coughing, breathing problems, burning and watery eyes. ...
  • Bleach + Ammonia = Chloramine. ...
  • Bleach + Rubbing alcohol = Chloroform. ...
  • Hydrogen peroxide + Vinegar = peracetic/ peroxyacetic acid.

How do you make 30 second cleaner at home? ›

Mix 1 part 30 SECONDS Outdoor Multi Surface Cleaner with 1 part water. For example: Mix 1 gallon of cleaner with 1 gallon of water. Directions: Apply 30 SECONDS Outdoor Multi Surface Cleaner when the surface is DRY.

How do you make homemade disinfectant cleaner? ›

To make your own disinfecting spray that can be safely used on a variety of surfaces around your home, just combine the following ingredients in a large glass spray bottle: 1 cup water, 1 cup white vinegar, 2 tablespoons rubbing alcohol, 20 drops lemon essential oil, 20 drops tea tree essential oil.

How do I make my own kitchen cleaner? ›

Mix three parts water to one part vinegar, add two teaspoons of bicarb soda to your mix. To get rid of the vinegar smell add a few drops of essential oils – think lemon, peppermint or lavender, but really, just go with whatever you love.

What essential oils are good for cleaning? ›

You can use any essential oils of your choice, however, we recommend using some of the best essential oils for cleaning, including Lavender, Lemon, Wild Orange, Eucalyptus, doTERRA On Guard®, Peppermint, and Grapefruit.

What is the best homemade cleaning? ›

To make a spray that will clean just about anything—countertops, the sink, light fixtures, and more—mix 13 ounces of hot water, ½ cup of white vinegar, 15 drops of grapefruit essential oil, 10 drops of lavender essential oil, and seven drops of lemon essential oil in a spray bottle, says Kimberly Button, a certified ...

What cleaning compound is super cheap and great to use as a homemade household cleaner? ›

Some of the items in your pantry (like baking soda and vinegar) work as effective homemade all-purpose cleaners and, even better, cost next to nothing.

How do you make a simple cleaner? ›

Fast House Cleaning Tips
  1. Clean the whole house, not one room at time. ...
  2. Gather all your cleaning tools in a caddy. ...
  3. Clear the clutter. ...
  4. Dust and vacuum. ...
  5. Wipe mirrors and glass. ...
  6. Disinfect countertops and surface areas. ...
  7. Focus on tubs, sinks and toilets. ...
  8. Sweep, then mop.

What should you not clean with hydrogen peroxide? ›

But keep it away from wounds and acne.
  1. Don't use hydrogen peroxide on wounds. It's time to retire peroxide from first-aid duty. ...
  2. Don't put hydrogen peroxide on acne. ...
  3. Disinfect. ...
  4. Wash produce. ...
  5. Remove household stains. ...
  6. Clean beauty tools and nails.
1 Dec 2021

What should you not mix with hydrogen peroxide? ›

Hydrogen peroxide + vinegar

While these two chemicals can be used in succession as a cleaning duo, do not mix them together. “Combining these two creates peracetic acid or corrosive acid, an irritant that, in high concentrations, can harm the skin, eyes, throat, nose, and lungs,” says Bock.

Do you need to rinse after cleaning with hydrogen peroxide? ›

Because it's so mild, it's safe for any floor type, and there's no need to rinse. For grout, either pour the hydrogen peroxide straight onto the tile or make a paste with baking soda and scrub away.

How do you make your own house cleaning products? ›

  1. Washing Up Liquid/Dish Soap. • 3 tbsp liquid Castile soap. • 2 cups warm water. ...
  2. Detergent. • 2.5kg Natural Borax Substitute. • 2kg Soda Crystals. ...
  3. Window Cleaner. • ¼ cup of white vinegar. • 1 tbsp of cornstarch. ...
  4. Toilet Cleaner. • ¾ cup baking soda. • ¾ cup white vinegar. ...
  5. Multi-Purpose Cleaner. • ¼ cup of white vinegar.

What is a natural household cleaner? ›

A basic natural cleaning toolkit includes white vinegar, baking soda, borax, citrus fruit, and empty spray bottles. You may also want hydrogen peroxide, cornstarch, castile soap, tea tree oil, and other essential oils for scent. Add microfiber cloths or old cotton T-shirts instead of paper towels for less waste.

How can you make house cleaning simple and fast? ›

Fast House Cleaning Tips
  1. Clean the whole house, not one room at time. ...
  2. Gather all your cleaning tools in a caddy. ...
  3. Clear the clutter. ...
  4. Dust and vacuum. ...
  5. Wipe mirrors and glass. ...
  6. Disinfect countertops and surface areas. ...
  7. Focus on tubs, sinks and toilets. ...
  8. Sweep, then mop.

What is the most effective natural disinfectant? ›

The best natural disinfectants include alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, vinegar, hot water, and some essential oils. Evidence suggests that in some cases, many of these natural disinfectants can be as effective at killing germs as chemical cleaners like bleach.

What is the most powerful disinfectant? ›

Sterilants and high-level disinfectants
  1. 1 Formaldehyde. ...
  2. 2 Glutaraldehyde. ...
  3. 3 Ortho-phthalaldehyde. ...
  4. 4 Hydrogen peroxide. ...
  5. 5 Peracetic acid. ...
  6. 6 Hydrogen peroxide/peracetic acid combination.
14 May 2012

How do you make homemade spray and wipe? ›

Ingredients
  1. 1 cup filtered water.
  2. 1 cup white distilled vinegar.
  3. 10 drops essential oil (We prefer orange, lemon, lemongrass, or lavender)
11 Feb 2019

What is the 5 natural cleaning materials? ›

5 Natural Cleaning Agents that Will Make Your Apartment Glimmer
  • Lemon. When life gives you lemons, you can do a whole lot more with them than make lemonade. ...
  • White Vinegar. Your grandparents probably used vinegar to clean just about everything. ...
  • Baking Soda. ...
  • Hydrogen Peroxide. ...
  • Olive Oil.
11 Sept 2014

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