How To Make Your Own Natural Cleaning Products
Commercial cleaners are not only full of harmful chemicals for the environment but the fumes and residues they leave behind can also be harmful for human health... not to mention they almost always come in single-use plastic bottles! More and more people are looking for non-toxic solutions to use around their homes and are buying natural cleaning products or making their own from natural ingredients.
At Urban Revolution, we only sell products that are safe, kind to the Earth and of a high quality. We put a lot of research into our products to make sure that they are the best solutions available. Browse our Australian Online Eco & Garden Store any time to find eco-friendly products for your home and garden, including ready-to-go eco cleaning products.
If you have more time or interest for making your own natural cleaning solutions, here is a great way to get started!
Get Started Making Your Own Natural Cleaners
One of our most recent products at Urban Revolution is a beautiful All-Natural Cleaning Kit which comes with everything you need to get started with making your own natural cleaning products.
It comes with:
- Three pure essential oils (lemon, pink grapefruit and eucalyptus)
- Castile soap
- Two amber glass spray bottles to get you started that you can then refill as many times as you want!
As well as lables for the spray bottles and an instruction booklet.
This DIY and reusable kit is perfect for making your own kitchen and bathroom cleaning sprays for a natural, non-toxic and sustainable lifestyle.
If you already have the equipment, here is a natural DIY cleaning recipe you can use at home:
Natural Cleaning Spray Recipe
This is a natural castile soap spray that is non-toxic, safe for humans and the environment and effective against dirt and grease. It is a great all-purpose cleaner suitable for any hard surface in the house or outdoors. The soap can be rinsed away without fear of it harming your garden, wastewater or the natural environment.
The castile soap acts as a surfactant, removing grease and oil, while the essential oils add antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties while also adding a beautiful and refreshing natural scent.
- 1 cup distilled water
- 1 tablespoon liquid castile soap
- 10-15 drops pure essential oils
- Spray bottle
Note: If you have solid castile soap, you can grate and dissolve it in water to use in place of the liquid castile soap.
Choosing Essential Oils
Essential oils provide a fresh scent while also adding antimicrobial properties to the spray. Great choices for adding especially strong antibacterial properties are: tea tree, eucalyptus, clove or oregano.
Popular combinations include:
- Lavender and eucalyptus
- Lavender and orange
- Lavender and peppermint
- Lavender and tea tree
- Lavender and rosemary
Method and Use:
- Pour all ingredients into an amber spray bottle using a funnel and shake to combine
- Spray on surfaces and wipe with a damp cleaning cloth
- Store in a cool place out of direct sunlight