Cheap Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products

Cheap Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products

We all know that chemicals aren’t great for us or for the earth, but we can’t seem to get away from them these days. We also all need a clean living space – something that often requires chemicals to achieve. What if there was another way that was chemical-free, eco-friendly and saves you money?

Store-bought chemical cleaning agents pollute indoor and outdoor air and require transportation which emits toxic carbon. Problem is, store bought eco-friendly products are often really expensive and still require the same transportation. Making your own DIY cleaning products out of things that are likely already in your house is easy and takes these pollutants out of the equation, and they’ll be just as effective as chemical products!

Here are 3 essential recipes to help you make the switch:

Natural All-Purpose Cleaner

Ingredients:

  • One part white vinegar
  • One part water
  • Lemon rind
  • Rosemary sprigs (optional, for scent)

Method:

Combine all the ingredients and pour the mixture into a spray bottle. Shake and let sit to infuse for about a week before use. Use it to clean hard water stains, wall smudges and just about anything else that needs a good wipe down (except for granite surfaces – the acidity might damage the stone). White vinegar and lemon are powerful cleaning agents that you can use in a variety of ways to disinfect! If you’re concerned about the vinegar smell, add some rosemary sprigs (the lemon will help too).

DIY Kitchen Cleaner and Deodorizer

Ingredients:

  • 4 tbsp baking soda
  • 1-liter warm water

Method:

Combine ingredients and use to deodorize surfaces. To deodorize your sink, you can also pour straight baking soda down the drain and follow it up with a little vinegar. Wait about 5 minutes, then pour boiling water down the drain. Not only will this deodorize it, but it’ll help to unclog it too!

Eco-Friendly Glass Cleaner

Ingredients:

2 cups water

½ cup white vinegar

¼ cup rubbing alcohol

1-2 drops essential oil (optional, for scent)

Method:

Combine ingredients and pour into a spray bottle. This can be used to clean mirrors as well – just make sure you spray it on a paper towel or a cloth first. Try not to use it on a hot day in direct sunlight, otherwise, it may leave streaks on your windows

30 thoughts on “Cheap Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products

  1. makalasaramkl says:

    I love this article because all ingredients are available at home and very affordable. The instructions are clear simple English anyone can relate. Article is short and straight to the point. I will start making my own cleaning products and share the information with my family and friends, I will spread the word thanks Rubybox.

  2. Ziphozintle Mene says:

    I love a clean & fresh home 😍😍❤️ I love this article, it’s so informative. I’m definitely trying these DIY cleaning products. Thanks RubyBox 💕💕💕💕💕💕💕🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄

  3. Tracy Swain says:

    This is a very handy article. I’ve been searching online for natural ingredients but only formulas which US based ingredients kept popping up. Will definitely be using it on that shower door. 🙂

  4. Alethea Botes says:

    Thank you for this article. I have started going natural with cleaning things around the house and love adding my essential oils to the mix.

    One I have in my shower is vinegar, bicarb & lemon juice. It cuts the grit on the tiles and leaves the shower doors sparkly.

    Please can we have some more?

  5. Naseera Agherdien - Moodien says:

    Absolutely love these DIY cleaning products. Sometimes the products you buy in the shop is so harsh on your hands and the scent is sometimes too strong. I love the fact that we can use things that we have at home to create our own cleaning products. I even started buying my own essential oils to make room and linen spray and my oh my I am saving a bit. With covid, one has to start saving every scent these days. Thank you for the DIY cleaning recipes I love it!

  6. Ramona Moodley says:

    Love this article this is right up my alley. Money is really tight these days so these recipes for eco friendly products have really come in handy especially the diy kitchen cleaner! It works like a charm and I have no worry’s about my impact on the environment!

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