Harness Nature's Bounty

Elevate Your Cleaning Game with DIY Eco-friendly Products


Mae Tulley

3/17/20232 min read

yellow lemon fruit beside clear glass bottle
yellow lemon fruit beside clear glass bottle

Harness Nature's Bounty: Elevate Your Cleaning Game with DIY Eco-friendly Products

Are you tired of the toxic cocktail hidden within your cleaning products? It's time to break free from the tyranny of harsh chemicals that lurk in our households, posing a risk to our health and planet. By creating DIY natural cleaning products, you can harness the power of nature, craft your cleaning solutions, and contribute to a sustainable future. Intrigued? Let's embark on this eco-friendly journey.

1. The Magic of Multi-Purpose Cleaner: One Solution to All Your Cleaning Woes

Think of this all-purpose cleaner as the swiss-army knife in your green cleaning arsenal, ready to challenge grime and dirt across your home.


  • 1 cup of distilled white vinegar

  • 1 cup of water

  • 15-20 drops of your favorite essential oil

Combine these elements in a reusable spray bottle, and voila! You have a potent, yet eco-friendly cleaner. By opting for this biodegradable solution, you actively reduce chemical pollutants entering our water systems.

2. Gleaming Windows with the Power of Citrus

Vanish smears and smudges with this glass cleaner. Not only will it leave your windows gleaming, but it will also fill your home with a refreshing citrus aroma.


  • ¼ cup of distilled white vinegar

  • ¼ cup of rubbing alcohol

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

  • 2 cups of water

  • 1-2 drops of lemon essential oil

This potent mixture reduces your reliance on plastic bottles, thereby minimizing your carbon footprint and your contribution to landfills.

3. Shine On with a Bathroom Scrub

This power-packed scrub is your secret weapon to tackle stubborn stains, soap scum, and water spots, leaving your bathroom surfaces gleaming.


  • 1 ½ cups of baking soda

  • ½ cup of liquid castile soap

  • 8 drops of tea tree essential oil

  • Water as required

Using this scrub not only ensures shiny surfaces but also promotes better indoor air quality by eliminating the use of cleaners laden with volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

4. Power-Packed Dish Soap to Cut Through Grease

Say goodbye to stubborn stains and grease with this homemade dish soap.


  • 1 ½ cups of boiling water

  • ¼ cup of tightly packed, grated eco-friendly bar soap

  • ¼ cup of liquid castile soap

  • 1 ¼ teaspoon of super washing soda

  • 15 drops of essential oil of your choice

By housing this mixture in a reusable container, you’re preventing plastic waste and reducing exposure to endocrine disruptors often found in commercial dish soaps.

5. Fresh Carpets with a Whiff of Nature

Breathe new life into your rugs and carpets with this natural and effective freshener.


  • 1 cup of baking soda

  • 20 drops of essential oil of your choice

This freshener, free from artificial fragrances, not only revitalizes your carpets but also makes your indoor environment friendlier for those with allergies or sensitivities.

With these DIY natural cleaners, you’re one step closer to a healthier home and a greener planet. Every small step, like switching to homemade cleaners, significantly reduces the chemical load on our environment. Nature, with its vast bounty, has equipped us with everything we need for sustainable living. Ready to dive into the world of DIY cleaning? Here's to a greener and cleaner future!