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How to make your own organic cleaning products

Many times when reading the composition labels of products we do not know very well what they are made of. Therefore, and in order to know exactly what we are using, in addition to helping the environment, we would like to share some information on how to make your own organic cleaning products at home. These have components that are less harmful, but just as efficient, as those sold in many supermarkets.


As much as we want to, sometimes we cannot avoid leaving stains of any kind on the surfaces of the house. Floors, furniture, appliances... anything can be a victim of dirt. So, here are the ingredients to create your own multi-purpose cleaner:

The main components are going to be white vinegar and water, to this we can add essential oils, a few sprigs of rosemary or lemon peels in order to get a good smell.

As a tip, try not to use this cleaner on wood and stone surfaces, since vinegar, in large quantities, is not recommended for these materials.


In this case it is necessary to take into account what type of floor we have:

  • Terrazzo or ceramic floors, add 1 cup of white vinegar to 4 liters of water.

  • Parquet, dilute 1 tablespoon of potassium soap in 5 liters of water and then pass a dry mop.


As you will be able to read, white vinegar and water are the main ingredients of most of the mixtures that we are going to explain you and in the case of the window cleaners it could not be less.

In a bottle we mix water, white vinegar, alcohol and we give a touch of scent with essential oils or citrus zest.

In this case, it is important that the cleaning is done with newspaper, both when the product is applied and when the surface dries.

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Window cleaning


It is very easy to make a homemade air freshener and here are two recipes:

  • In 1 liter of water boil 1 sliced lemon, vanilla and 1 branch of rosemary. Once cold, strain and fill the sprayer. You will enjoy a refreshing and natural aroma.

  • Place a mixture of baking soda or white vinegar with a touch of lemon in small bowls around your house, it will help eliminate unpleasant odors.


To remove limescale from the faucet, we recommend that you insert half a lemon in the faucet spout and let it act.

If it is to remove it from the faucet, put a few drops of lemon on a cotton swab and wipe everything. Wait 1 hour before rinsing.

For the tiles that are in contact with lime, you can make a mixture of vinegar and water in equal parts.


If the stains are grease, try sprinkling baking soda, but if they are very resistant, use corn flour.

Having explained some of the products you can use to clean the house, we are going to give you some tips.

1. Use natural product recipes. Do not combine products without first making sure that it is safe to do so.

2. Do not mix products that can generate toxic gases.

  • Baking soda and vinegar.

  • Vinegar and hydrogen peroxide.

  • Vinegar and bleach.

  • Ethyl alcohol and bleach.

  • Ammonia and bleach.

  • Bleach and acid solutions.

These are some of the ones that cannot be mixed but it is important that you inform yourself before making any homemade product. It is also recommended, in case you are going to combine these ingredients with a commercial product, that you read the instructions on the label.

3. Always test in an inconspicuous area. Especially if you are dealing with delicate surfaces such as fabrics, walls or carpets.

As you have read it is very easy to make your own products, in most cases you only need water and white vinegar, two inexpensive and easily available products.

These homemade products work mainly when there is no heavy soiling, in case there is, it is advisable to hire cleaning services, such as Effective Cleaning Services, that will help you to remove the most difficult dirt.


Thanks for giving us cheap and home made fixes to common problems. I will contact you when I face some here

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Effective Cleaning
Nov 21, 2023
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