I switched to completely eco-friendly products a couple years ago.  

After my cat got cancer, I noticed she was walking on our floors and surfaces and then licking her paws all day.  So I wanted to make sure that everything she ingested was safe! Luckily green cleaning products are not only affordable, but you can make them with most items you probably already have in your home.

Here are seven of my favorite diy green cleaning products!

1) Vinegar

This is my go-to cleaner that I use for practically every surface, and for disinfecting my humidifier. To create an all purpose cleaner, add 1/2 vinegar and 1/2 water and optional lemon or orange peels to give it a fresh scent. Baking soda + hot vinegar keeps your drains running clean without the use of harsh chemicals. And soaking your berries in a solution of vinegar and water gets rid of all the mold spores, and helps them stay fresh much longer.  

Find out about the 175 amazing ways you can use vinegar here


2) Reusable paper towels

Paper towels create a ton of waste. These reusable cloth paper towels on a roll are absolute genius!


3) Baking soda air freshener

Baking soda absorbs odors, so you can also make an air freshener by combining baking soda with some essential oils for an all natural room freshener.

4) Baking soda your marker and ink stains

Sprinkle baking soda on a damp cloth to remove ink, pencil marks and crayon!

5) Peroxide Your Baking Sheets

Use baking soda and peroxide to get all the gunk off your baking sheets.

6) Toxin-free air freshener spray
To make an all natural air freshener, combine water, vinegar, and an essential oil like lavender. So much more cost effective than buying air fresheners, and of course safe for the environment too!


7) Homemade bleach

You can even make your own bleach! Simply combine hydrogen peroxide, lemon, and water!

Do you use any DIY green cleaners?