Making Your Own Natural All-Purpose Cleaner

Updated on March 1, 2023 by Joseph D. Nielson

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We’re all aware that common household cleaners can be scary. 

Some all-purpose cleaners contain sudsing agents, which can react with nitrites to form nitrosamines. These carcinogens enter our bodies through our skin. We don’t know about you, but that doesn’t sound very safe.

That’s why, on Fresh Home Guide, we’ll walk you through the process of creating your own natural cleaner. You’ll be using simple and inexpensive ingredients so that you can wipe down your surfaces without having to worry about any pesky chemicals that can harm you or your home.

Benefits of Making your own Natural Cleaner

The most important benefit of making your own natural cleaner is that it is completely safe to use around your children and pets. 

You can also customize the scent of your cleaner to make it more appealing to you and your family. The best part – its cheap!

Gathering Your Supplies 

For this natural cleaner you will need only four ingredients, these include:

  1. Baking Soda (because it is a natural deodorizer, baking soda is an excellent all-purpose cleaner that can be used to clean bathrooms, kitchens, floors, carpets, and other surfaces.)
  2. White Vinegar (White vinegar is a strong sanitizer and odor neutralizer that can be used to remove dirt, grease, and grime from surfaces. The essential oil you choose will add a pleasant scent to your cleaner and can be customized)
  3. Water 
  4. Essential oil of your choice

Additionally, you may want to purchase a spray bottle or other container in which to store your cleaner. 

Once you have gathered all of your ingredients, it’s time to get started making the natural all-purpose cleaner!

Now for the fun part…

Let’s make the natural cleaner. Start by filling your container with one cup of water first. Then, to the water, add one tablespoon of baking soda and two tablespoons of white vinegar. You can also add 10-20 drops of your favorite essential oil for scent if desired. Place the lid on the container and shake vigorously until all of the ingredients are evenly combined.

Your natural all-purpose cleaner is now ready to use! You can store it in the spray bottle or container you purchased, and it will last up to two weeks in a closed container.

Take Away 

Creating your own natural all-purpose cleaner is a great way to ensure that you are using safe and effective products to clean your home. 

With just a few simple ingredients, you can make an affordable, customizable and powerful cleaning solution that will be sure to leave your home sparkling clean. 


Q. What are the benefits of making your own natural all-purpose cleaner?

A. Making your own natural all-purpose cleaner has many benefits, including being safe to use around children and pets, customizable scents, and cost effectiveness.

Q. How long does the natural cleaner last?

A. The natural cleaner will last up to two weeks in a closed container.

Q. Is it safe to use on all surfaces?

A. Yes, this natural cleaner is safe to use on most surfaces but you should always test a small area first before using it on any surface. Additionally, if necessary, you can scrub more heavily soiled areas for better results.

Q. What ingredients are used to make the natural cleaner?

A. The ingredients used to make the natural cleaner are water, baking soda, white vinegar and essential oil (optional). These ingredients work together to create a powerful sanitizer as well as odor neutralizer and can help remove dirt, grease, and grime from surfaces.

Q. How do I store the cleaner?

A. You can store the natural cleaner in the spray bottle or container you purchased and make sure to keep it closed when not in use so that it lasts up to two weeks. Additionally, you should discard any unused cleaner after two weeks to prevent bacterial growth.

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About Joseph D. Nielson

Former journalist and editor for various press groups, I now dedicate my time to reviewing products for the home and family life. When I get time to myself, I enjoy rock climbing, taking my dirt bike for a rip, and most importantly providing my family with the best home possible!