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15 Frugal Homemade Cleaning Products That Really Work

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Frugal homemade cleaners that really work! These 15 DIY cleaning products are all natural AND a huge money saver over store-bought cleaning solutions.

Frugal homemade cleaners that really work! These 15 DIY cleaning products are all natural AND a huge money saver over store-bought cleaning solutions.

One of the easiest ways to save money on household essentials is to start making your own homemade cleaning products.

It’s actually super easy!

These homemade cleaning recipes are made with items you may already have on hand.

All of the ingredients are low cost, and actually super effective for disinfecting and sanitizing your home.

Besides saving money on expensive cleaning products from the store…

…you can ditch the toxins and clean your house naturally.

Okay, let’s check out these easy and frugal homemade cleaners!

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How do you make your own cleaning supplies?

Homemade cleaners use just a few basic ingredients like vinegar, baking soda, and water.

Useful ingredients for making homemade cleaning solutions:

Feel free to also use your favorite essential oils to make them smell nice too! (That’s totally optional though.)

Frugal homemade cleaners that really work! These 15 DIY cleaning products are all natural AND a huge money saver over store-bought cleaning solutions.

Homemade Kitchen Cleaners:

1. Kitchen counter cleaner

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tsp liquid dish soap
  • 10 drops tea tree essential oil (optional)

Directions: Mix ingredients in a spray bottle, and use on your kitchen or bathroom countertops.

2. Homemade Kitchen Degreaser

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups warm water
  • 1 cup vinegar
  • 1 tbs baking soda
  • ⅛ tsp castile soap
  • Optional: 20 drops lemon essential oil

Directions: Shake ingredients together in a spray bottle. Spray and wipe stubborn areas to remove stubborn grime and oil splatter, .

Frugal homemade cleaners that really work! These 15 DIY cleaning products are all natural AND a huge money saver over store-bought cleaning solutions.

3. Oven cleaner 

Ingredients:

  • 3 tbs baking soda
  • 1.5 tbs water

Directions: Stir ingredients together until a paste forms. Apply to oven glass and other dirty areas. Let sit for at least 20 minutes, then wipe clean with a rag.

Related: How to Declutter Your Kitchen Fast (the exact action steps!)

Frugal homemade cleaners that really work! These 15 DIY cleaning products are all natural AND a huge money saver over store-bought cleaning solutions.

Homemade Bathroom Cleaners:

4. Daily shower spray 

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup vinegar
  • 10-15 drops essential oil (citrus or lavender are great)

Directions: Mix well in a spray bottle. Spritz the walls, door, or liner of your shower every day to keep it clean. 

5. Grout cleaner

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup baking soda
  • ¼ cup hydrogen peroxide

Directions: Stir together in a small bowl until a paste forms. Use a toothbrush to scrub your grout with the mixture. You can let it sit for a while before rinsing on especially stubborn stains.

Frugal homemade cleaners that really work! These 15 DIY cleaning products are all natural AND a huge money saver over store-bought cleaning solutions.

6. Toilet cleaner

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup baking soda
  • ½ cup castile soap
  • Optional: 20 drops essential oil (lavender or citrus work well!)

Directions: Add the ingredients to a squirt bottle and shake to combine. Squirt solution inside toilet bowl, and scrub with toilet brush.

7. Tub and tile cleaner 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup liquid soap (such as Dawn)
  • 1 cup vinegar 

Directions: To deep clean your shower and tub, shake together liquid soap and water in a spray bottle.  Spritz shower walls, door, and tub, and wipe with a dry cloth. Then rinse with shower spray, and watch that crud disappear!

Frugal homemade cleaners that really work! These 15 DIY cleaning products are all natural AND a huge money saver over store-bought cleaning solutions.

Around the House:

8. DIY All purpose cleaner

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups water
  • ½ cup vinegar
  • 10 drops essential oil (like tea tree)

Directions: Shake mixture together in a spray bottle, and use it for just about anything in your home!

9. Glass and Mirror Cleaner 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup rubbing alcohol (or vodka)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbs vinegar

Directions: Combine ingredients in a spray bottle, and use on your windows, mirrors, and other glass surfaces.

Frugal homemade cleaners that really work! These 15 DIY cleaning products are all natural AND a huge money saver over store-bought cleaning solutions.

10. Carpet Freshener 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 30 drops essential oil

Directions: Combine the baking soda and essential oil (like lemon or lavender) in a plastic container or glass jar. Sprinkle on your carpet or rug and let sit for 10-30 minutes before vacuuming to remove odors.

11. Floor cleaner

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups hot water
  • ½ cup vinegar
  • ½ tsp liquid dish soap

Directions: Combine ingredients in a spray bottle. Spritz on the floor and clean with a flat mop.

Frugal homemade cleaners that really work! These 15 DIY cleaning products are all natural AND a huge money saver over store-bought cleaning solutions.

12. Homemade Soft Scrub

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • ½ cup liquid laundry soap
  • 10 drops essential oil (optional)

Directions: Combine ingredients in a jar or container. The mixture can harden quickly. Seal the container well, or use immediately for best results.

13. Dusting spray

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tbs castile soap
  • 15 drops lemon essential oil (optional)

Directions: Mix together in a spray bottle, and use as a dusting spray.

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Frugal homemade cleaners that really work! These 15 DIY cleaning products are all natural AND a huge money saver over store-bought cleaning solutions.

Homemade Laundry Soap Recipes:

14. Laundry detergent

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup borax
  • ½ cup washing soda
  • ½ cup dish soap
  • 4 cups hot water

Directions: Combine ingredients in a gallon jug (like a clean, empty milk container). Shake to combine, and again before each use. Use ¼ cup of the solution per load, in place of store bought detergent.

15. Fabric softener

Ingredients:

  • Jug of white vinegar
  • 50 drops essential oil (like lemon or lavender)

Directions: Pour 50 drops of essential oil into a large container of vinegar. Use in your washing machine just like you would fabric softener.

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Frugal homemade cleaners that really work! These 15 DIY cleaning products are all natural AND a huge money saver over store-bought cleaning solutions.

Ready to try some homemade cleaning recipes?

As you can see, you can save a LOT of money on cleaning supplies by making some frugal homemade cleaners yourself.

All of these DIY natural cleaning products actually work on the dirt in your home. Plus they’re super easy to put together!

What are YOUR favorite homemade cleaners?

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Frugal homemade cleaners that really work! These 15 DIY cleaning products are all natural AND a huge money saver over store-bought cleaning solutions.

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