The DIY Cleaning Recipes Bloggers Swear By

published Jul 7, 2017
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Looking to DIY your cleaning products? Your favorite lifestyle and cleaning bloggers can help. Seriously—just a quick Pinterest search for cleaning recipes will lead you to tons of popular DIY cleaning sprays and solutions from top bloggers.

Many of these cleaning recipes use essentials you probably already have on hand at home. Whether you copy them or put your own DIY spin on them, here are some popular cleaning recipes from bloggers who know their stuff.

Clean Mama’s Triple Use Cleaner

You can get three super handy uses out of this two-ingredient recipe—all you need to make this Clean Mama favorite is baking soda, essential oils of your choosing, and a mason jar. Just combine and stir in the jar, and voila!—you’ve just made yourself a nightly sink scrub, a mattress freshener, and a carpet freshener. Get the recipe and the instructions here.

Good news—if you have vinegar, water, a spray bottle and lemon essential oil, you have everything you need to spruce up your wood floors with Ask Anna’s DIY cleaning spray. From there, just spritz and mop to get your floors clean and shiny. Get all the details on the recipe here.

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One Good Thing by Jillee’s Daily Shower Cleaner

One Good Thing by Jillee is known for having a plethora of DIY cleaning solutions, but this one in particular is great for easy shower cleaning maintenance. All you need is a little hydrogen peroxide, rubbing alcohol, dish soap, dishwasher rinse aid, water and a spray bottle—simply spray the mixture after showering (no wiping down required!) to keep soap scum at bay. See the full recipe here.

Did you know you can actually make your own liquid fabric softener—and dryer sheets—at home? Bren Did made this fabric softener with white vinegar, water, vegetable glycerin and essential oils (and cotton cloths for the dryer sheets). The best part is, you can customize the scent depending on what essential oils you use. Find out how to make it here.

Mom 4 Real’s Grease Cleaning Spray

Need a homemade solution for taking on stubborn, sticky grease? Mom 4 Real has a recipe to take it on. All you need to make this handy degreaser: a spray bottle, distilled water, castile soap, and orange essential oil. You’ll have to shake it before each use to make sure the ingredients are well combined, but otherwise, just spritz and wipe to get rid of any stuck-on grease. Get the instructions here.

Love, The Watsons’ Garbage Disposal Bombs

Another great toss-and-go solution? These garbage disposal bombs from Love, The Watsons are simple enough to make and are meant to be dropped in (and ground up by) the garbage disposal to keep everything clean and smelling fresh. All you need to make them: baking soda, salt, essential oils, and dish soap. Get the recipe here.