5 Safe, Natural DIY Cleaners! Replace Toxic Products In Your Home!

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Many of you comment about not wanting to use toxic cleaning products in your home – and for obvious reasons – they smell, are dangerous to have around the house, and the DIY alternatives are safer and in most cases, just as effective.

Here are 5 of the very worst offenders for toxic cleaners and how to make homemade versions for a more enjoyable cleaning experience!

** Drain Cleaner **

Commercial drain cleaners are among the most dangerous of all cleaning products. Most contain corrosive ingredients such as sodium hydroxide and sodium hypochlorite (bleach) that can permanently burn eyes and skin. Many can be fatal if ingested.

Here’s a DIY Drain Cleaner:

1 Cup Salt
1 Cup Baking Soda
1/4 Cup cream of tartar

Mix in a bowl.
Using 1/4 cup of the mixture at a time, pour it down the drain
followed by 2 cups of boiling water.
Wait at least one minute before repeating

The boiling water changes the chemical composition of the ingredients and makes it strong enough to eat through grease and grime. This method may take few tries, but it often does the trick!

** Toilet Bowl Cleaner (Can also be used in the shower/tub) **

The corrosive ingredients in toilet bowl cleaners are severe eye, skin and respiratory irritants. Some toilet bowl cleaners contain sulfates, which may trigger asthma attacks in those with asthma and sodium hypochlorite (bleach) which can irritate lungs and burn eyes, skin.

Here’s a DIY Toilet Bowl Cleaner:

1/2 cup baking soda
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup dish soap
1/4 hydrogen peroxide
15 drops tea tree oil

** Oven Cleaner **

One of the primary ingredients in oven cleaner is Sodium Hydroxide, more commonly known as Lye. If you remember that scene from Fight Club, then you know what this stuff can do to human skin. Hint – nothing good!

Here’s a DIY Oven Cleaner:

1 cup baking soda
4 tablespoons dish soap
1/2 cup vinegar
15 drops (sweet) orange essential oil – GREAT DEGREASER

Make a heavy paste, leave for several hours or overnight, wipe up with clean water.

** Degreaser **

Much like oven cleaner degreasers contain a variety of potentially harmful chemicals which when inhaled can have serious side effects.

Here’s a DIY Degreaser:

1/2 cup baking soda
1/4 cup dish soap
20 drops sweet orange EO

** Bleach **

Bleach is a highly toxic and dangerous chemical. Bleach causes respiratory problems and the fumes should never be inhaled.
Bleach can also burn the skin.

Here’s a DIY Bleach:

1/4 cup lemon juice
1 cup 3% hydrogen peroxide
3/4 cup washing soda
water

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Just pointing out a typo but your toilet bowl cleaner recipe leaves out the measurement of hydrogen peroxide (1/4 of what?). Thanks

  2. I LOVE these recipes and have started using them in my home regularly! Regarding previous negative comments about the bleach alternative solution, maybe their problem is that the ingredients you listed don’t literally create your own bleach but of course they don’t, the point is that bleach is very strong, can be toxic and cause allergic reactions. I am personally very, very sensitive to the smell plus it gives me a horrible rash if it touches my skin, so I can’t tolerate using it in my home. I love having my own disinfectant that is similar to bleach in its effectiveness without toxic side effects. Thanks for all your videos, they are awesome! I love it when your cats appear, they are adorable. 🙂

  3. Sorry your bleach recipe is stupid.
    How do you clean dirty underwear, for example, w/o bleach? One little cup of peroxide isn’t going to kill germs no matter what.
    Why are you making us live with germs while the rest of the world laughs at us. Get real

  4. OK until you got to your bleach. Why are you mixing lemon juice and washing soda? It’s not as if the action of hyrogen peroxide is so pH-dependent that you’d have to buffer it, especially so strongly as with that much lemon juice and soda. I’m guessing you confused bleaching with fizz-dependent recipes like drain cleaner.

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