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How to Make Two Homemade Natural Cleaners Using Simple Ingredients

Two glass bottles with spray nozzles, containing homemade all-purpose cleaning agents
The Craft Aisle

We all know and love the benefits of using green cleaning products. Not only are they better for the environment, but they’re also better for our health because they aren’t made with harsh chemicals. The only downside to buying green cleaning products in stores is that they often cost more than conventional products. For this reason, why not make your own all-natural cleaners instead?


These recipes for a DIY all-purpose cleaner and degreaser are budget-conscious alternatives that work just as well as anything you’ll buy in stores. In just a few minutes, using ingredients you likely already have at home, you’ll have two homemade natural cleaners that you’ll turn to again and again.

Related: All About ‘Laundry Stripping,’ the Latest Cleaning Trend 

A bottle of all-purpose spray

Homemade All-Purpose Cleaner 

  • Reusable Spray Bottle
  • Funnel
  • ¼ Cup Rubbing Alcohol
  • 5 to 10 drops of Castile Soap
  • 1 cup Distilled Water 

Use a funnel to fill a reusable spray bottle with rubbing alcohol, castile soap and distilled water. Close the bottle and shake gently. Use the solution to clean up everyday spills and to freshen up surfaces.

Related: 10 DIY, All-Natural Cleaning Products and Air Fresheners You Can Make at Home 

A bottle of homemade degreaser spray with a white funnel

Homemade Degreaser 

  • Reusable Spray Bottle
  • Funnel
  • 1 ¾ cup Distilled Water
  • 2 Tbsp Castile Soap
  • 5 to 10 drops of Essential Oil

Use the funnel to fill the reusable spray bottle with drops of essential oil, castile soap and distilled water. Close the bottle and shake gently. Use it on greasy spills and surfaces.

Photos and video courtesy of The Craft Aisle 

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