Homemade Cleaning Supplies for the Environmentally Conscious

Are you unsure about what kind of scrub to use for the floors, windows, or furniture? Yes, we see you and we hear you. You do realize that using a wrong scrub is a sin in the cleaning books, don’t you? Well, it’s not your fault. 

Chances are that you were too busy to find out all the different cleaning supplies that exist, so you did not even try. It is why we made a list of homemade supplies so you never have to bother with which ones are out on the market. Here are some of them:

#1 Homemade Disinfectant Cleaner

Everyone needs a good disinfectant spray in their homes, especially in the bathrooms and kitchen. The good news is that you can even make one at home. 

Mix 3/4th of Chlorine bleach, warm water (it helps to dissolve the detergent in the solution) and a spoon of detergent powder in a cleaning bucket. Pour it into a spray bottle (label the bottle, just in case), and start using it on surfaces.  Each time you need to use the solution, you will have to mix a fresh batch so that it does not lose its properties. 

And there you have a disinfectant, ready to use on hard surfaces!

#2 Homemade Furniture Polish 

Effective furniture polish can change the aura of your home instantly (and make it smell great!). You can either make a furniture polish at home or purchase a commercial one, but making one at home is always affordable and inexpensive then purchasing one. 

You will require three portions of olive oil and distilled white vinegar in one portion. Mix them and fill it up in a spray bottle to use. It’s a good idea to have a sustainable furniture polish without any chemicals that could cause harm to the wood.

#3 Homemade Floor Cleaner

There’s nothing quite like some homemade products to shine your floor and leave it naturally spotless. The ingredients are very simple. You only need some dishwashing liquid in a bucket with some warm water. About two spoons of the liquid should be okay. Don’t use too much soap since the sticky foam will make it difficult to rinse off the floor. Just the right amount of soap will get rid of the dirt and give you a clean finish. 

The last step is to wash the floor with regular water after the soap has done its magic!

#4 Homemade Soft Scrub

So you’ve picked up your favorite brushes and sponges from Vileda, but are apprehensive about purchasing the right scrub? The struggle of choosing a commercial cleaning product is real. Well, it was. 

Now, you can simply make it with regular everyday items like baking soda and dishwashing liquid. Mix a quarter cup of baking soda and dishwashing liquid of your choice. After you have made enough of this solution, apply it to a sponge or a rag. Use on stained and dirty surfaces. After you’re done, rinse it off using some clean water!

#5 Homemade Aluminum Cleaner

Done cleaning your surfaces and corners but your aluminum pots are feeling left out? Ladies and gentlemen, we can assure that it wasn’t our intention at all. Who doesn’t like to cook in a nice aluminum pot? It’s an easy process to wipe them clean too. 

You’ll need some cream of tartar and white vinegar. To clean the pots, fill them with water. Add 1-2 spoons of cream and half a cup of vinegar for tartar per quart. Bring it to a boil and leave it for 10-15 minutes. Carefully get it off the stove and pour the water away. After the pot has cooled down, you can now wash it and let it dry again! Owing to its anti-greasing properties, you can also use lemon as an alternative.


Some people find it easier to make homemade cleaning supplies because it allows them to experiment with home products and avoid severe chemicals. If you consider yourself a part of the sustainable product gang, then we hope you enjoyed the article. If you have never used homemade cleaning supplies but find it interesting, we hope we were able to fuel your curiosity! 

Either way, nothing like making your cake, and eating it, too! In this case, making your cleaning supplies and using them!

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