6 Homemade Cleaner Recipes

Reader Contribution by Lorraine Halsted
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Janeen Solberg  developed these homemade cleaner recipes more than 10 years ago and still uses them today.

Photo By Franny-Anne/Fotolia

Dishwasher Detergent Recipe

1 part baking soda
1 part borax

Laundry Detergent Recipe

1 part baking soda
1 part washing soda
1 cup of borax for an extra boost

All-Purpose Cleaner Recipe

3 cups water
1 cup vinegar
1 teaspoon plant-based liquid soap
A few drops of lavender or rosemary oil for scent

Window Cleaner Recipe

2 parts water
1 part vinegar

Toilet Cleaner Recipe

Sprinkle baking soda in toilet. Add 1 cup of vinegar. Let stand for a few minutes. Scrub and flush. Use all-purpose cleaner to clean the exterior of the toilet.

Floor Cleaner Recipe

(hardwood, vinyl and tile—no wax floors)

Add 1 cup of white vinegar to a mop bucket of warm water. 

For ready-made all natural cleaners, Solberg recommends Seventh Generation and Dr. Bronner’s magic soaps. For more on using natural cleaners, check out the original post, Spring Cleaning with Eco-Friendly Cleaners.