Grocery stores, department stores, and even pharmacies have entire aisles dedicated to cleaning solutions. Even the Dollar Tree carries them!
There are so many reasons why you may want to start making your cleaning solutions, even if you don’t live off the grid away from stores where you can buy them. Making your own DIY green cleaning products and personal care products is easier than you think! The best part is that you probably already have all of the ingredients on hand in your pantry!
Homemade green cleaning products and beauty products can save you quite a bit of money. By making the switch to DIY green cleaning products, you can save hundreds or more on products you may use every single day.
1-Ingredient Natural Glass Cleaner
This is a great DIY recipe for those of you who are new to homemade green cleaning products and looking for something easy to start off with.
To get those windows sparkling, squeeze a little bit of lemon onto a microfiber cloth and wipe your windows.
This is great for getting rid of grease and even fingerprints off your windows in just seconds!
Plus, you can’t beat the cost of a lemon!
Laundry detergent can be packed full of harmful chemicals, and those giant bottles can come with a high price tag.
While you can use coupons to lower the price of these items, matching up the deals and stocking up can take a toll of its own.
Instead of buying your laundry detergent, consider making it at home!
Household All-Purpose Cleaner
To get a good household cleaner from the store, you will probably need to dish out around $5 per bottle.
To make your own, you’ll probably only need a few items you already have sitting at home!
Making your own all-purpose cleaner is easy, and costs just pennies to make. You’ll find a great recipe for DIY All Purpose Cleaner here.
Many commercial shampoos and conditioners can be harsh on your hair and can cost up to $20 for a salon quality wash.
A quick search on Pinterest will give you a ton of recipes for the “no poo” method, however, I personally like to give my hair a sudsy wash.
Out of all the recipes out there, I highly suggest this natural shampoo recipe to get your hair clean with products you already have in your home. This recipe alone costs a mere $0.06/ ounce, compared to commercial brand shampoos which are closer to a dollar per ounce.
5-Ingredient Homemade Deodorant
Making your deodorant is a great way to save money on home products.
This homemade deodorant recipe is natural and lasts all day!
It only takes five ingredients, and you can even reuse one of your old deodorant containers.
NOTE: You’ll want to make sure you wait a couple minutes after applying to let it soak in before you get dressed. I think that’s well worth it to know that you’ve got a natural product that works!
Stop buying cans of air freshener! They are not only spraying harmful chemicals into the air, but they cost so much money! Instead, save your money and make your natural air freshener!
You can make your room spray, potpourri, essential oil blends for your diffuser, or use flowers.
This pumpkin room spray is one of my favorite scents when I’m looking for a quick clean, and is my absolute go-to in the fall.
Dish & Hand Soap
You may be shocked to realize how much money you are throwing down the drain each year with how much you spend on soap!
Making your own soaps will save you a lot of money whether you’re making bar soap or hand soap.
2-Ingredient DIY Stain Remover
Stain removers can be expensive. I saw one in the store the other day for $8.99!
You can make your own DIY stain remover at home using Dawn dish soap and hydrogen peroxide!
This stain remover will cost pennies and can be made in just a few minutes. All you have to do is add one part Dawn with two parts hydrogen peroxide and shake well to combine.
Then simply squirt on the stain, agitate slightly and throw into your next load of wash. Sounds too easy, right?
Pro tip: Draw a line about 1/3 from the bottom on your Dawn Dish Soap bottle to remind your family when it gets down to that line that you want to fill it up with Hydrogen Peroxide. Keep that bottle in by your laundry and you’ll be ready to treat a stain!
Making your DIY green cleaning products is probably easier than you thought! Some of these products can even be made in just minutes! Once you make the switch, I promise you’ll never want to go back!
YOUR TURN: What DIY home cleaning product from this list are you going to make first? Let me know in the comments below!
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