Everything You Need to Start Making Your Own Natural Cleaning Products

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We were running low on Dawn Powerwash so I went to the store and I was about to grab a refill bottle, but then I saw that the price went up.

I thought to myself, I wonder if I can make this at home.

I left the store empty-handed, went home, and told my husband that I wanted to start making our own household cleaners!

Between inflation and skeptical ingredients, it’s so hard these days to know what cleaning products to buy and what brands to trust. 

I’ve tried them all.

We went from bleach to Mrs. Meyers back to Lysol. Lysol is still my favorite commercial brand because it doesn’t smell super strong like Clorox and I trust it’s going to do its job. 

I really wanted to love natural cleaning brands like Method & Mrs. Meyers but I honestly couldn’t tell if it was doing good enough.

Plus, my husband just never got on board. I ended up cancelling my Grove Collaborative subscription and everything.

So … here I am with a few natural cleaning ingredients I know and trust and I’m determined to use them to make my own cleaning products.

I did in fact refill that Dawn Powerwash myself and it really WORKED! Best of all, this hack will save me a ton of money because I use my Powerwash a lot.


Before you can get started, you’ll need to buy a few supplies.


You’ll notice most DIY cleaning recipes include a lot of the same cheap ingredients.


  • Baking soda
  • Corn starch
  • White distilled vinegar 
  • Rubbing alcohol / witch hazel 
  • Essential oils for fragrance (lemon, orange, etc) 
  • Essential oils for killing germs (tea tree, lavender, etc) 
  • Hydrogen peroxide 
  • Borax
  • Dawn Original dish soap
  • Distilled water 

So if you’re like me and you’re beginning the process of switching your household cleaners from store-bought to homemade, this is all you’ll need at first to get started! 

The more products you create, your materials and ingredients may change. But change is fun! 

I know I’m looking forward to all the natural cleaners I can make for my family for way less. How about you? 

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