Natural Household Cleaning Products

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Here is some information on how to make homemade cleaning products:

Oven Cleaner

1/2 cup salt
1 1/2 cups baking soda
1/2 cup water

Mix the ingredients until it forms a smooth paste. Plug the holes in the oven with aluminum foil. Spread the paste (try not to get any on metal parts). Leave overnight. In the morning, mix:

1/4 cup water

1/4 cup vinegar

Mix the ingredients in a spray bottle. Spray the oven with this mixture.

Wipe away. Rinse with clean water. Note: the mixture needs to be rinsed well or it will leave a white residue.

Glass Cleaner
Pour plain club soda (not the low-sodium kind) into a spray bottle. Spray it on glass or mirror. Use a lint-free cloth or paper and wipe until it's clean.

Microwave Cleaner

1/4 cup vinegar
2 cups water

Add the ingredients to a large bowl. Microwave uncovered for 3 minutes on high. Leave for another three minutes. Open the microwave, remove the bowl and wipe down the inside of the microwave with a clean damp cloth.

Toilet Cleaner

3 cups white vinegar
10 drops tea tree essential oil (optional).

Pour the ingredients slowly into the toilet bowl. Leave it for 15 minutes then scrub.

Bathtub and Shower Cleaner

1 part vinegar
1 part water

Mix ingredients in a spray bottle. Spray the shower wall and tub. Let it sit for at least 1/2 hour. Rinse it off. If you need extra cleaning power, use liquid detergent and a nylon or plastic sponge.

Avoid soap, which can leave a residue.

If there are rust stains in your tub, mix a bit of cream of tartar with water until the consistency is like toothpaste. Put a little on the stains and use a sponge to wash off.


  • Don't mix homemade cleaners with store-bought or other homemade cleaners.
  • Work in a well-ventilated area.
  • Use the same precautions as with store-bought cleaners - keep them out of reach of children and pets.
  • If using unmarked bottles and containers, make sure to label them.
  • Don't use food containers to mix cleaning products.

Disclaimer: The information contained on this site is intended for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for advice, diagnosis or treatment by a licensed physician. It is not meant to cover all possible precautions, drug interactions, circumstances or adverse effects. You should seek prompt medical care for any health issues and consult your doctor before using alternative medicine or making a change to your regimen.

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