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Make Your Own Green Cleaning Products

Can you pronounce the ingredients in your cleaning supplies? Are you worried about what all those harsh chemicals are doing to the surfaces in your kitchen and bathroom (let alone to your family!)?

Worry not! There are many simple and natural items that can disinfect and sanitize your most-used living spaces. Here are a few simple recipes for nontoxic cleaning solutions that get Grandma’s seal of approval.*

All but the grout and toilet bowl cleaner can be mixed in a spray bottle for easy application. Once your surfaces are squeaky clean, wipe them down with a damp cloth to clear away any leftover residue.

All-Purpose Cleaner 

(not recommended for use on natural stone)

2 cups water

½ cup white vinegar

1 tsp clear dish soap

1 tsp baking soda

Mix together in spray bottle. Spray surface and wipe clean with a microfiber cloth. 

Shower Spray

(not recommended for use on natural stone)

1 cup water

1 cup white vinegar

1 cup clear dish soap

Mix together in spray bottle. Spray surface and wipe dry.


1 cup water

1 cup rubbing alcohol

Mix together in spray bottle. Spray surfaces after cleaning.

Toilet Bowl Cleaner

¼ cup baking soda

¼ cup Borax

1 cup white vinegar

Pour ingredients directly into toilet. Mix gently with bowl brush. Let sit at least 30 minutes before scrubbing and flushing. 

Grout Cleaner

(not recommended for use on natural stone)

½ cup baking soda

¼ cup white vinegar

Mix in a small, open container and use a toothbrush to apply paste to grout. Let sit for 5 minutes and then rinse.

Glass Cleaner

(not recommended for use on natural stone)

¼ cup rubbing alcohol

¼ cup white vinegar

1 Tbsp cornstarch

2 cups warm water

5 drops of your favorite essential oil (lemon or lavender smell great!)

Shake in a spray bottle to mix well. Spray glass and wipe clean with newspapers or paper towels.

Natural Stone Cleaner

2 cups water

¼ cup rubbing alcohol

5-10 drops clear dish soap

10-15 drops essential oil

Spray directly on natural stone countertop and wipe clean with microfiber cloth.

Now that your toilet, tub, countertops and sinks are all shiny and spotless, give your garbage disposal a little love as well! What are your favorite green cleaning supplies?

*Always read the official safety and use directions before using these products. For your safety and our peace of mind, please remember:

Do not inhale cleaner fumes for an extended period of time. Crack a window and take in some fresh air.
In the instance that you get cleaner in your eyes, flush them out with water. If necessary, consult a physician.
Do not use rubbing alcohol near an open flame.
Do not ingest any of these cleaning products and keep out of reach of children and pets.