Quick and Easy Homemade Household Cleaners

Whip up homemade household cleaners with five simple ingredients.

| April/May 2012

  • Lemons, table salt, distilled white vinegar, tea tree essential oil and baking soda can help you tackle your housekeeping.
    Photo by pick
  • Cleaning with herbs can help you maintain a healthy, clean home.
    Photo by Thomas Gibson; Scrubbing brush courtesy Full Circle
  • Powerful and economical, distilled white vinegar is a versatile cleaner. Its odor can be overwhelming, but the smell dissipates as it dries.
    Photo by Thomas Gibson; Laundry detergent courtesy Common Good

With sunny skies and warmer weather just around the corner, one thing is clear: spring cleaning season has arrived. Get a jumpstart on your spring cleaning with a little help from a few cupboard staples: lemon, salt, vinegar, tea tree oil and baking soda. Learn how these inexpensive items can assist you in every room of the house—from the laundry room and the living room to the kitchen. And, unlike commercial products that can contaminate your home with toxins, these chemical-free cleaning recipes will leave nothing behind but clean.

Read the original article, A Fresh Start: Natural Spring Cleaning, and try the Fume-Free Oven Cleaner for a homemade oven cleaner.

Even More Spring Cleaning Tips with Homemade Household Cleaners

Cheap Cleaning Tricks: Choose a Nontoxic Cleaner 

Spring Clean Naturally: Recipes for Herbal Cleaners 



Keep Your Home Clean and Toxic-Free 

Naturally Clean 






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