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Natural Cleaning Supplies with Recipes

Natural cleaning supplies work just as well as big name brand cleaners, just without all the harsh chemicals.

Natural Cleaning Supplies with Recipes

I have been trying to get rid of almost all of the store bought cleaning products in my home for years. My daughter was diagnosed with asthma when she was about 5 years old so she couldn’t have any harsh chemical smells around her. Many of the cleaning supplies I have used in the past have caused major irritation to my throat and eyes, especially bleach. Some cleaning supplies have chemicals in them that have been known to cause cancer, and I would really love to keep that out of my house!

Over the years I have researched how to use natural homemade cleaning supplies. There are so many recipes for household cleaners, but I finally found the ones that work best for me. I also make my own carpet freshener, which makes my house smell so good! I am sharing three natural cleaning supplies recipes with you today – all purpose spray, mold and mildew remover, and carpet freshener.

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All-Purpose Spray

DIY Natural Cleaning Supplies

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This all purpose spray works amazing! It is one of my favorite natural cleaning supplies because I can use it on everything and I only have one bottle to carry though the house with me while cleaning. It works great on kitchen counters as well as in the bathroom. I even use this to clean my mirrors for a streak-free shine! There is no film left on the mirror from the essential oils I use in the spray.


Distilled White Vinegar
Essential oils (I use lemon and tea tree)


Add equal parts water and vinegar to a spray bottle. (I use 1 cup water and 1 cup vinegar.) Add 10-15 drops of each oil. Use less if the smell is too strong for you, use more if you want the smell to be stronger.

Mold and Mildew Spray

To use this as a mold and mildew spray, make exactly like the all-purpose spray, just leave out the water.

  • Vinegar is a natural acid that kills most mold spores and can also keep them from returning.
  • Since mold is a fungus, the tea tree essential oil works as a powerful antifungal that kills mold and mildew.
  • The lemon essential oil a powerful cleaner in that it is an antiseptic, antiviral, antifungal, and antimicrobial.
DIY Natural Cleaning Supplies

Natural Carpet Freshener


1-2 cups Baking soda
Essential oil (I use lavender)


Pour baking soda in a small bowl, add 8-10 drops essential oil and stir to mix together. Pour mixture into a container with holes on the top so you can sprinkle it on your carpet. Parmesan cheese containers work well for this! I purchased a glass container from Dollar Tree to use for my carpet freshener.

Do you use natural cleaning supplies? What are your favorite cleaning supplies?

DIY Natural Cleaning Supplies

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  1. Hi Michelle! Thanks for sharing these natural cleaners, I have wanted to get rid of chemical cleaners but wasn’t sure what to use in place of them. Would I leave the carpet freshener on or vacuum it after? Okay, I admit I’m not too bright!😁. I enjoy all your tips!

    1. Michelle

      Thank you! I leave mine on for about 10-15 minutes while I’m cleaning something else, then vacuum over it. Glad to help! πŸ˜€

      1. Thanks Michelle! I find the chemical cleaners are starting to bother me and Muffin, so it’s nice to have an alternative.😁

  2. I also make my own household cleaners with essential oils and have been very pleased with the results!

    1. Michelle

      That’s great! I’m so glad to hear that! πŸ™‚

  3. So cool! We are all about going all natural. God bless!

    1. Michelle

      That’s awesome!! πŸ˜€

  4. Good ideas, and money saving too, since natural products at the store are pricey

    1. Michelle

      Thank you! Yes it does save us a lot of money. Store bought cleaning supplies get expensive!

  5. Great ideas. My husband gets bad asthma as well. I will try these. I’m sure it’s cheaper too.

    1. Michelle

      Thank you! Yes, it does save a lot of money. I’m glad I could help!

  6. Thanks for some great ideas!

    1. Michelle

      You’re very welcome!

  7. I like the idea of baking soda/ lavender as a freshener. We sure could have used that last night…our household has been wrestling with a bout of the stomach flu!

    1. Michelle

      Oh no!! I hope you all feel better! That seems to really be going around. πŸ˜”

  8. Thanks for sharing I need this cause I’m always afraid my pets might be allergic or react badly to my regular cleaners (they SAY all natural but I still can’t pronounce anything on the back lol)

    1. Michelle

      I agree! I have a dog and 2 cats and they’ve been fine with the natural cleaners I use. Glad I could help! πŸ™‚

  9. Oh very cool! Didn’t know that essential oils had anti-bacterial properties!

    1. Michelle

      Thank you! I used to be very skeptical until I started using them more. πŸ™‚

  10. Lellalee

    I’m all for this new way of cleaning! When I use my own concoctions rather than shop bought products, they seem to work so much better! xxx

    1. Michelle

      Exactly! And they smell better, too. πŸ˜€

  11. Great ideas, I love all natural products and these are very simple to make. Thank you

    1. Michelle

      Thank you so much! I’m glad I could help!

  12. Brilliant and damn easy ideas…thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

    1. Michelle

      Thank you! Glad to help! πŸ™‚

  13. We have been slowing shifting away from chemical cleaners and going with more natural ones as we use up what we have. Vinegar is such an excellent cleaner for so many things. I am going to have to make some of that carpet freshener.

    1. Michelle

      Switching from chemical cleaners to natural ones have definitely helped my family health-wise and money-wise. The carpet freshener is my favorite. πŸ™‚

  14. Our very favorite non-toxic cleaner is Young Living’s Thieves Household Cleaner. AMAZING!

    1. Michelle

      I’ve heard great things about Thieves!

  15. I really love this! I like to use natural cleaning supplies, and baking soda has been used in my house a ton. πŸ™‚ I will definitely be using these in the future! Thank you so much for sharing.

    1. Michelle

      Thank you so much! Baking soda is great for so many things. πŸ™‚

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  17. Thanks Michelle! My daughter is vegan and believes in all things being natural. Because of her, I’ve gotten into natural cleaning supplies too. I will share this with her. I look forward to trying some of these. I appreciate this post!

    1. Michelle

      Thank you!! I’m so glad I could help! πŸ™‚

  18. Good ideas, and money saving too.

  19. […] as well as for my family. There’s all kinds of crazy stuff in those cleaners! Making my own surface cleaner and carpet freshener have been such a huge help! Since I’m making them myself I know exactly what ingredients are […]

  20. will give this cleaner a try. thanks! πŸ˜‰

    1. Michelle

      Thank you! I hope you enjoy it!

  21. […] also saves a lot of money. I have made my own laundry detergent in the past and now I made my own All Purpose Spray and Carpet Freshener. I also like to make my own room sprays and candles. Rebecca at Soap Deli News has a ton of […]

  22. […] away soap scum, clean up sticky buildups, and take off sticker glue. I’ve been making my own all purpose spray for years and love it. For the added benefit of killing germs around the house I add tea tree and […]

  23. This is very really unique helpful information. keep it up. Thank you so much!

    1. Thank you so much! πŸ˜€

  24. Yes, we love making our own too! So nice to hear more and more people are switching to natural cleaning. Great recipes!

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  26. These are great, thank you Michelle! I try to avoid using harmful cleaning products, and vinegar is really great for a lott of things, isn’t it? πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much!! I love to use vinegar! I have to scent it with essential oils because my daughter can’t stand the smell of vinegar. To me it smells clean. πŸ˜€

      1. I too think it smells clean! But I quite like essential oils as well, so don’t really mind either πŸ™‚

  27. Jamala Wallace

    I was just given a box of different essential oils, now I know what to use them for.. thanks for sharing this.

    1. You’re welcome! I’m glad I could help!

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