How To Make Natural Organic Cleaners

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Table of content

  1. How to Make a Bathroom Cleaner: 7 Steps (with Pictures) - wikiHow
  2. How to Make a Natural Degreaser: 9 Steps (with Pictures) - wikiHow Life
  3. How to Clean a Bathroom Using Natural Products: 10 Steps
  4. How to Make Enzyme Cleaner
  5. 3 Ways to Make Natural Oven Cleaner - wikiHow

How to Make a Bathroom Cleaner: 7 Steps (with Pictures) - wikiHow

Make a basin, tub and tile cleaner.[1]


Remove mildew.[2]
Create drain cleaner.[3]
Sanitize the floor.[4]
Produce scouring powder.[5]
Create toilet bowl cleaner.[6]
Make glass/window cleaner.[7]

How to Make a Natural Degreaser: 9 Steps (with Pictures) - wikiHow Life

Mix baking soda with lemon essential oil. Citrus is great for cutting grease because of the limonene in the peels. To make this degreaser, use lemon essential oil. Mix 2 cups of warm water, 1 tablespoons of baking soda, and 20 drops of lemon essential oil in a spray bottle. Spray on grease and wipe away with a damp towel.[1]

  • You can also use lemon juice in this instead of essential oil.

Mix baking soda with castille soap and orange essential oil. An alternative to lemon essential oil is orange oil. Mix 4 ounces of baking soda with 2 ounces of castille soap in a container until a paste forms. Add 20-25 drops of orange oil. Mix together. Wet the surface with water and place the paste on a sponge and scrub. Wipe away with a towel.
Use natural soap with vinegar, baking soda, and essential oils. Start by making natural dish soap with soap nuts. Boil 2-3 soap nuts in 1 cup of water for 30 minutes. Strain the water, making sure to catch even the small pieces of the shells.[2] Then, add 1/2 cup of the homemade soap, 1 1/2 cups of baking soda, 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar, 2-4 drops of a citrus essential oil (lemon, orange, grapefruit, lime), and as much water as needed to make a thick, spreadable paste to a bowl. Mix together, then spread the paste over the greasy area and let it sit. Then wash away.[3]
Mix salt, washing soda, and multiple essential oils. This degreaser uses baking soda, vinegar, and citrus essential oils with additional grease-cutting ingredients. Mix1/2 cup of salt, 1/4 cup of washing soda, and 16 ounces of baking soda in a bowl, then add 1/4 cup of water to make a paste. Spread the paste on the grease and let it set. Then combine 3/4 cup of distilled vinegar, 10 drops of thyme essential oil, and 10 drops of lemon or orange essential oil in a spray bottle. Shake well and spray over the paste. Wipe clean.[4]
Make citrus vinegar cleaner. After eating citrus, use the peels for a cleaner instead of throwing them away. Use 6 grapefruits, 8 oranges, or 12 lemons or limes - or a combination of all! Place the rinds in a jar. Pour distilled vinegar into the jar until the rinds are completely covered. Place the lid on the jar. Let the mixture sit for 2 weeks. Then, remove the rinds and strain the liquid and store in the same jar. Add 1 part water to 1 part citrus vinegar in a spray bottle.[5]
Use distilled vinegar. Distilled vinegar (also called white vinegar) can be used alone as a degreaser. The vinegar can be applied to greasy surfaces with either a spray bottle or a cloth, and should cut most grease with minimal rubbing. Mix 1 part vinegar to 4 parts water. Let it stand for 5-10 minutes before rinsing with water.
  • The vinegar's smell will dissipate shortly after it has been dried away, so be careful to dry the surfaces thoroughly with a cloth after using the vinegar.

Make a baking soda paste to cut grease. Baking soda also works well alone as a degreaser. To make it into a usable form, mix it with water to form a paste. Depending on how strong you want the mixture to be, you can add up to 5 parts water to 1 part baking soda, although adding less water will give you a thicker, more potent paste. After applying the baking soda paste with a cloth, rinse the surface with water to avoid leaving a granular residue.
  • This natural degreaser cannot be easily applied using a spray bottle, as the baking soda may clog the spray mechanism. It works better when you smear it onto the surface directly.

Create a solution of ammonia and water. Another option for a homemade natural degreaser can be prepared easily in an empty dish soap bottle. Fill the bottle about halfway with ammonia and fill the remaining portion with hot water. Add a few drops of natural castille soap. Cap the bottle and shake it well. The solution can be squirted directly onto the greasy surfaces from the bottle, or it can be applied with a cloth.
Use vinegar, baking soda, and ammonia in a solution of water. Pour 1 gallon (3.8 L) of water into a large bucket. To the water, add a cup (240 ml) of ammonia, half a cup (120 ml) of vinegar, and a quarter cup (60 ml) of baking soda. Stir these ingredients together well. This mixture can be applied using a cloth to cut grease, and can be stored for later use in a clean jug with a lid. Before each use, stir the mixture in case any baking soda has settled out.[6]

How to Clean a Bathroom Using Natural Products: 10 Steps

Mix 1 part vinegar and 5 parts water in a spray bottle or bucket.
Spray or wipe onto porcelain, tile and chrome surfaces.
Let stand. Give time for vinegar to dissolve build up.
Scrub with cloth or sponge then rinse with water.
Sprinkle baking soda onto cloth or sponge and on stains.
Scrub then rinse. Repeat on problem areas.
Mix 1 part hydrogen peroxide and 10 parts water in spray bottle or bucket.
Spray or wipe onto all surfaces.
Let stand at least 5 to 10 minutes.
Scrub and rinse.

How to Make Enzyme Cleaner

Wash and chop the citrus peel. Rinse the citrus peel under running water and scrub the outside with a vegetable brush to remove dirt and impurities. Pat the peels dry with a clean towel, and carefully chop the peels into half-inch (1.3-cm) cubes. The pieces have to be small enough to fit into the opening of a pop bottle.

  • You can use a variety or mixture of citrus peels to make your homemade enzyme cleaner, including lemon, lime, grapefruit, and orange.
  • It’s important to use fresh citrus peels that aren't dried out or rotting. Dried peels won’t contain enough citrus oil for cleaning, and rotten ones will cause the mixture to mold.[1]

Combine the ingredients. Insert a wide-mouthed funnel into the mouth of a clean 2-liter (67.6-ounce) pop bottle. Pour the citrus peel chunks in a handful at a time until they’ve all been added to the bottle. Add the sugar, yeast, and water. Remove the funnel and screw the cap on tightly. Shake the bottle vigorously for a few minutes, until all the sugar is dissolved.
  • Its important to use a pop bottle for this recipe, because they're designed to hold liquids that are under pressure.

Vent the gas multiple times a day. After the sugar has dissolved, unscrew the cap to vent any pressure that’s built up inside the bottle. Screw the cap back on. Repeat this process at least three times a day for two weeks to prevent the bottle from exploding.
  • After two weeks, reduce the venting to once a day, as most of the sugar will have been converted, so less carbon dioxide will be produced.[2]
  • As the yeast eats the sugar in the mixture, it will convert the sugar to alcohol and carbon dioxide. This gas will build up in the bottle when the lid is on.
  • It’s important to leave the cap on and tight during this process, because the yeast needs an oxygen-free environment to ferment properly. Oxygen will also allow bacteria and mold to grow in the mixture.

Place the bottle somewhere warm to ferment. The optimum temperature for yeast fermentation is 95 F (35 C), so you have to keep the mixture somewhere warm while it ferments.[3] A good place for the mixture is on top of a refrigerator.
  • The yeast will take about two weeks to ferment, but you can leave the cleaning mixture for up to three months for a stronger solution.

Shake daily while the mixture ferments. Over time, the solids in the mixture will sink to the bottom. Every day, vent the gasses, screw the lid back on, and shake the mixture gently to stir up the contents. Vent the gas again before screwing the lid back on.
  • Continue swirling daily until you decide that the mixture is ready.

Strain the mixture. After two weeks, the mixture will become opaque, and this means it’s ready to use and strain. You can also leave the mixture for another two and a half months if you have the time and want a stronger cleaner. When the mixture has fermented for long enough, pour it through a strainer and into a bowl to remove the solids.
  • Discard the citrus peels once they’ve been strained.

Store in an airtight container. Transfer the strained cleaning liquid to an airtight container for storage. Exposing the mixture to oxygen will cause it to lose its potency, and it won’t clean as effectively.[4]
  • To make ready-to-use cleaner, store small amounts of the cleaner in a spray bottle and keep the rest in an airtight container.

Mix a diluted cleaner for delicate jobs. In a spray bottle or other container, mix one part enzyme cleaner with 20 parts water. Shake or stir to combine. This mixture can be used to wash cars, wash floors, and for other jobs around the house that don’t require a super-powered cleaner.[5]
Make an all-purpose cleaner. Measure ½ cup (118 ml) of enzyme cleaner and transfer it to a clean spray bottle. Mix in 4¼ cups (1 L) of water. Screw on the spray nozzle and shake the mixture to combine the water and cleaner. Shake before each use.
  • This all-purpose cleaner can be used on all surfaces to clean bathrooms, carpets, kitchens, for minor stains, and other cleaning needs.[6]

Mix with vinegar for an even stronger cleaner. For a stronger all-purpose cleaner, mix one part apple cider vinegar with four parts homemade enzyme cleaner. Transfer the mixture to a spray bottle and use to clean kitchens, bathrooms, and tough stains.[7]
Use the cleaner undiluted for tough jobs. For tough stains, caked on grime, odors, and built-up dirt, apply the homemade enzyme cleaner directly to the affected surface. Let the cleaner sit for a couple minutes, and then wipe the area with a damp sponge or cloth.
  • Enzyme cleaners are great for cutting grease, and this cleaner can be used undiluted around the kitchen and the garage.
  • You can also try this method for removing scale and lime buildup on things like dishwashers, kettles, shower heads, and other appliances and fixtures.

Wash laundry with it. You can use the enzyme cleaner as a replacement for laundry soap or as a booster that you add to your regular detergent. Add ¼ cup (59 ml) of enzyme cleaner to your washing machine drum or detergent compartment. Set and run your washing machine as normal.[8]

3 Ways to Make Natural Oven Cleaner - wikiHow

Gather your supplies. Before you begin mixing baking soda and vinegar, make sure you have all your supplies. In addition to the supplies you need to make the cleaner itself, you need some tools.[1]

  • For tools, you will need a paintbrush to apply the paste, as well as a sponge. You will also need a medium glass bowl to mix your ingredients and a spoon.
  • You will also need baking soda, white vinegar, lavender essential oil, and organic liquid dish soap.

Mix your ingredients. Put 1/2 cup soap, 1 and 1/2 cup of baking soda, 2 to 4 drops of lavender essential oil, and 1/4 cup of organic white vinegar in your mixing bowl. Use your spoon to mix the ingredients together until you form a thick paste.[2]
Add water as needed to form a paste. Your ingredients may not mix together in a uniform fashion. Add small splashes of water as necessary. There is no set amount of water to add. Simply add enough that the ingredients blend together to form a thick, even paste you can apply to your oven.[3]
Get your supplies together. Before you begin to make your borax and vinegar paste, make sure you have all your supplies. You will need some items for mixing your paste, as well as all the ingredients.[4]
  • You will need a spray bottle. Buy an empty spray bottle from the grocery store and use this to mix your ingredients.
  • You will also need borax, vinegar, dish soap, and boiling water.

Combine your ingredients in a spray bottle. Add 1 tablespoon of Borax, 1/2 cup vinegar, 1/8 cup of dish soap, and 1 cup of boiling water to your spray bottle. Shake the bottle vigorously until all the ingredients are evenly combined. You may have to shake the bottle for a few minutes until the ingredients are mixed.[5]
Use this cleaner with a little baking soda. Before applying this cleaner, you should sprinkle a little baking soda inside your oven. A thin sprinkling of baking soda will make the cleaner more effective. It will also remove any unwanted smells from the oven in addition to cleaning it.[6]
Make sure to use a very thick layer of this cleaner. This cleaner will not work in small amounts. This cleaner is most effective if you use it in a very thick layer on your oven. Spray on almost the entire bottle to your oven, targeting areas that are very dirty in particular.[7]
Remove big chunks from the bottom of your oven. Before you start applying your cleaner, you want to clean out the bottom of your oven. Chunks of food may have fallen onto the oven's floor over the years. These should be removed prior to cleaning your oven.[8]
  • Use a rag or a paper towel to gently sweep crumbs and chunks of food from the bottom of the oven.
  • Make sure most big chunks of food are grime and food are removed before applying your cleaner.

Let your cleaner sit for a couple of hours. Stains in ovens tend to stick on easily. You need to give the cleaner a chance to really sink into the oven's floor before cleaning. After spraying down your oven in your cleaner, let the cleaner sit on for at least two hours.[9]
  • For very dirty ovens, it may be a good idea to let the cleaner stay on overnight.[10]

Wipe down or scrub your oven until it's clean. The tools you use depend on how messy your oven is. You may be able to get by with a normal rag or paper towel with a less messy oven. Very messy ovens, however, you may need a rougher sponge. Keep wiping or scrubbing down your oven until dirt and grime is removed.[11]
  • If your oven is very dirty, you may need to repeat the entire process twice.

Remove any excess grime. Once you've cleaned out most of your oven, take a clean rag or paper towel. Give the oven one more quick wipe down. This will help remove any excess grime or dislodged crumbs.[12]
  • Give your oven one last misting with your cleaner prior to wiping it down.