11 Easy Cheap Effective Natural Cleaning Recipes – And How They Will Turn You Into a Hero!


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These wipes smell super fresh, clean beautifully and disinfect in the swipe of a hand.

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2. Shower cleaner

Use this natural cleaner regularly during your steamy shower for best results. Spray before you start and wipe the walls as you shower! Quick and easy.

You will need:

  • An empty spray bottle (glass is best)
  • White vinegar (half fill the spray bottle)
  • 2 tbsp natural dish soap
  • Warm water (fill the bottle)

Simply shake gently to combine the ingredients

The dish soap removes soap buildup, and the vinegar disinfects, deodorises and attacks mould.,

3. Soap Nuts

These bizarre things are the dried shells of the soapberry. They contain a natural cleaning agent called saponin, that works like soap and detergent. They create suds when they get wet – amazing!

You can purchase them on Amazon for around $40. This lasts around 800 loads! So approximately $0.5 a time.

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You simply put 4-5 berries into the muslin bag that is provided. Wet the bag before adding to the machine with your laundry. They will work for 5-7 washed before you need to replace the nuts.

4. Stain remover

You can easily tackle stains on your clothes with a combination of any or all of these that you have to hand.

  • White vinegar
  • Baking soda
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Lemon juice
  • Natural soap
  • The sun!

Simply make up a paste with what you have to hand and rub into the stain. Leave in the sun for a while if you can before washing your garment normally.

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5. Bleach Alternative

Yes you read correctly! You can whip up an alternative bleach option quickly and easily.

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What you will need:

  • 1 cup of hydrogen peroxide
  • 3 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 15 cups of water

Simply mix together and store in a large jar – you can decant for easy use. Use within a month before it loses it’s potency. This works brilliantly in bathrooms!


6. Washing up liquid

Washing dishes is my least favourite thing – so I like to be lulled into a false sense of enjoyment by an essential oil. Try it yourself and see!

  • 1/2 cup of natural soap
  • 1/8 cup of water
  • 8 drops of essential oil scent of choice – orange is my favourite
  • 1tsp of white vinegar

Mix it all up and store it in an old liquid dish soap bottle or glass jar if you have one. Use as you would ordinary dish soap.

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  1. Great recipes. I’m going to try the stain remover for a stubborn stain I haven’t been able to remove. I tried hydrogen peroxide, which normally works but didn’t this time. Maybe the combination of ingredients will do the trick.

  2. The recipes seem great! I have never used natural cleaners but now I,m pregnant and I need to change this! Thanks for the lovely post! It is really interesting! Greets, Mottingham Carpet Cleaners Ltd.

    1. Thanks Marybeth. Pregnancy is certainly a turning point that makes us reevaluate the safety of our actions at home and beyond. Wishing you well for the coming months. I would love to hear how you go with the recipes!

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