51 Homemade Cleaners Plus FREE Cleaning Labels

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It’s that time of year again. The season we’re suppose to clean, even though we just cleaned everything for the holidays and the weather is so nice all we want to do is be outside. Can you tell I’m not much of a spring cleaner? Actually, I’m not a great housekeeper. I have my reasons. The main one being I live with 4 males–need I say more?

It goes deeper, though. Over the years my ideas of clean have evolved. My husband has a side job that requires him to lug in mounds of junk and two of my boys have his “I can’t see the clutter or dust” genes so my idea of clean is not what it once was. Clean clothes, clean faces, clean animals and a clean kitchen and I’m good.

I’ve also learned over the years that life is too short to worry about every speck of dust, piece of Lego on the floor (although I advise wearing shoes–always), or other miscellaneous item out of place. My mother spent most of her time when her kids were young cleaning. We lived in a small but clean house. I cannot live up to her example and finally after much inner turmoil, I’m ok with that. I’d rather spend the time with my husband (who’s fine with the mess–oh sorry, I already said that–I try not to let that bother me) my kids, and you.

I do make an effort when she comes to visit. I’m scared she might have a negative comment, but mostly I’d like to do for her what she once did for me and provide a clean house for her to stay in. I gave up commercially made cleaners years ago because I noticed that I would suddenly not feel well after one of these cleaning sprees. I go into great detail about how to save money and make your own cleaners.

I thought I would list some of my favorite cleaners from around the web. Since these are all homemade cleaners you’ll need to find a container for them. I mainly use plastic spray bottles and Mason jars which of course don’t come with labels. But that’s no problem because I made some for you. Scroll down to the bottom to download them.

My Favorite Homemade Cleaners From Around The Web

Multi-Purpose Cleaners

Homemade Citrus Cleaner from Melissa K. Norris
Natural Homemade All-Purpose Cleaner from Wellness Mama
Natural, Homemade All-Purpose Cleaner by Brown Thumb Mama
Homemade All-Purpose Cleaner from Mommypotamus (plus how to score a glass bottle for your cleaner)
Homemade Natural All Purpose Cleaner Recipe from The Thrifty Couple

Cleaning Wipes

DIY Reusable Disinfecting Cleaning Wipes by Frugal Mama & The Sprout
All-Natural Cleaning Wipes by Fabulous Farm Girl
Homemade Reusable Disinfecting Wipes by lived Renewed
Homemade Disinfecting Wipes by Sustain, Create and Flow
Homemade Disinfectant Wipes by The Humbled Homemaker

Bathroom Cleaners

DIY Homemade Scrub Cleaner: Like Soft Scrub by Live Simply
Homemade All Purpose Scouring Scrub by Whole Simple Life
Homemade Toilet Bowl Cleaners Recipes by Frugally Sustainable
How to Freshen a Stinky Toilet – Naturally! by The Bold Abode
DIY Tub/Shower Cleaner {Picture Tutorial} by Fabulessly Frugal

Floor Cleaners

You’ll Love This Powerful Homemade Carpet Cleaner by Popsugar
Homemade Carpet Cleaner by Passionate Penny Pincher
Homemade Carpet Deodorizer {So Fast & Easy!} by My Frugal Adventures

Furniture Cleaner

Make Your Own Furniture Polish by Accidentally Green
Homemade Dusting Spray And Wood Polish by Nourishing Joy
DIY Leather Cleaner and Conditioner by Posed perfection
3 Homemade Wood Polish & Sealant Recipes by Everyday Roots


Laundry Tip: How To Safely Make Your Own Bleach Gel by Me And My DIY
Homemade Liquid Laundry Soap Recipe by Happy Money Saver
The BEST Homemade Laundry Detergent, and Why by Ask Anna
Handmade Dryer Sheets by View From The Fridge
DIY Laundry Solutions by Moderately Crunchy
Homemade Citrus Laundry Wash and Vinegar Cleaner by The Homestead Lady
DIY: All Natural Homemade Bleach Alternative by Don’t Waste The Crumbs

Dishes and Dishwasher

Homemade Dishwasher Detergent by Six Figures Under
The Easiest Trick for Cleaning Greasy Kitchen Messes that Your Granny Never Told You About by The Creek Line House
Homemade Garbage Disposal Refreshers by Made From Pinterest
Homemade Dishwasher Detergent (Liquid) by Mann’s Mooring
How To Make Your Own Dish Soap by One Good Thing
Natural Dishwasher Rinse Aid by Whole New Mom


How to Make Your Own Safe Oven Cleaners by Passion For Savings
Natural Stove Cleaners by Common Sense Homesteading
How to Clean Oven Glass – It Seriously Is That Easy by DIY Home Sweet Home
Natural Oven Cleaner For Baked-On Grime by Popsugar
How To Clean That Greasy Stove Hood Filter by One Good Thing
How To Clean Your Glass Cooktop (The Non-Toxic Way) by Frugal Mama & The Sprout

Odds and Ends

Label Remover
Homemade Goo Gone by Simple is Pretty

Touch Screens
How To Clean The Touch Screens On Your Devices! by The Mamas Girls

Window Cleaner
No-Streak Homemade Window Cleaner by Whole New Mom

For Baby
How to Make Homemade Cloth Diaper Detergent and Diaper Pail Deodorizers by Home Ready Home

Fruit and Veggie Wash
Simple Homemade Fruit and Vegetable Wash by Self Reliant School

Crock Pot
Crock Pot Cleaning by Stacy makes Cents

Drain Cleaner
DIY Natural Drain Cleaner by Simply Frugal

These label were made for Avery 2×4 label sheets but you can use Crack and Peel and cut them out or you could just use regular paper and tape them to your containers. They are completely FREE!

Click here to download your FREE Homemade Cleaner Labels

Do you have a favorite recipe for homemade cleaners? Please share it in the comments!

  • Rosa says:

    I’m glad that there is other females with a strong believe on the very basics and more natural approach for cleaning. now a days there is to not to many people that believe on using natural items for health or cleaning due to convenience of already made at the stores. Some times when you make a comment on how to clean with vinegar and essential oils they look at you like you are crazy or like what are you talking about.

  • Deborah says:

    Can’t wait to make these! Thank you so much for compiling these and sharing with us.

  • M says:

    Do you have any recipes for indoor stamped concrete flooring? I’m not sure if the vinegar/alcohol floor cleaner would work on stamped concrete.

    Thank you!

    • Jennifer Osuch says:

      Hi M,
      No, I don’t have recipes designed especially for stamped concrete. I suggest finding a small section of floor and trying a little vinegar or alcohol (whatever your recipe calls for) as a test section of the floor.

  • Natalee says:

    I like these ideas. I have been using white vinegar in my dishwasher and they are spotless,

  • Thank you so much for sharing this. Your post is just what I am looking for. Giving up the toxic chemicals is very important, but equally important is to stop buying plastic. Almost of these products come in a plastic container that then goes to landfills where they will be FOREVER. Plastic never goes away. Sorry, didn’t mean to get on my soapbox. Thank you and Have a Fabulous Day!

  • EOwarning says:

    I haven’t looked at all if these yet, but it looks like a great list. Remember tea tree/melaluca oil is toxic to dogs and cats. And to use any essential oils SPARINGLY, especially with kids and babies,

  • Brianne says:

    Thanks for taking the time to compile such a wonderful list and making labels to boot! Very thoughtful!! I appreciate how you made everything easy to find. I too have to avoid the occasional lego on foot. 🙂

  • Barbara says:

    I’ve been a reader and a subscriber for a while, and while I do enjoy your site, it is very hard to read such a light colored font. It’s not about size, just the pale color. Pretty is as pretty does! Could you please consider a bolder font in black for those with mature eyes?

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