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Homemade household cleaners; learn to make your own completely natural, non-toxic and disinfectant spray cleaner.

Did you know that in many homes the air pollution level is often worse than it is outside!  Using toxic house cleaning products is certainly something that adds to this.

Your home is your sanctuary and it is prudent to treat it as such.  Avoid toxic chemical cleaners and toxic body products and instead begin to use only natural alternatives.

Homemade Household Cleaners vs Store Bought Cleaners

At the store they sell a different cleaner for every part of the house.  They encourage you to have a cupboard full of cans, bottles and sprays and these products are generally filled with toxic chemical agents that take away from the health of you and your family.

You will often see poison control warnings on these store bought products - they are obviously not safe - why would you want to use them???

The chemical cocktail that makes up the range of cleaning products sold at the store gets into the air that you are breathing in your home.  Breathing in these toxins can contribute to;

  • Breathing disorders
  • Skin irritations
  • Insomnia
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Foggy Brain / Unclear thinking
  • Irritability and mood swings
  • Chronic illness

Aside from all of that, those store bought cleaners are expensive!!

Homemade household cleaners are ones that you make yourself.  The ones that we use and that I describe on this site are;

  • All Natural
  • Non-Toxic
  • Health Building
  • Safe for Children and Pets (and Everyone)
  • Effective (Disinfectant and Antibacterial)
  • Smell Great
  • Easy to Make
  • Inexpensive

There is no need to use chemical cleaners.

We clean our entire home using;

  • Water
  • Vinegar
  • Baking Soda
  • Essential Oils
  • Herbs or other food products like lemon peels

Homemade Household Cleaners - RECIPE

You will love how easy and inexpensive it is to make your own cleaners!

All-Purpose Spray Cleaner

All Purpose Cleaner Recipe


  • Vinegar
  • Thyme (fresh or dried)

also need:

  • glass jar and spray bottle for using

That's it ... just two simple ingredients!

Fill glass jar with thyme (if using fresh fill to the top, if using dry fill about half way).

Fill glass jar with white vinegar to the top, covering all the thyme.

UPGRADED VERSION: Along with thyme, also add rosemary, lavender, sage, oregano and lemon balm (all or any combination of these amazing plants will work)

Homemade All Purpose Cleaner
Homemade All Purpose Cleaner

Let this sit for anywhere from 24 hours to 2 weeks.

You will notice the vinegar taking on a beautiful pink hue as it becomes infused with all the great properties of the thyme.

Strain, compost the thyme and bottle the infused vinegar into a spray bottle.

All Purpose Cleaner Recipe
Homemade Household Cleaner

Cleaners like this can be used on many areas in your home.  Move away from the marketing campaigns that would like you to believe that you need a different cleaner for every job.

Uses for this cleaner, it is antibacterial and disinfectant:

  • Countertops
  • Table tops
  • Glass surfaces
  • Windows
  • Light fixtures
  • Doorknobs
  • Light switches
  • Faucets
  • Non carpet floors
  • Telephones
  • Remote controls
  • Toys

Why Thyme?

Thyme (thymus vulgaris) is a plant that has been long known for its healing and cleansing properties.

Thyme has a beautiful aroma that will fill your house with a gorgeous fresh scent when used for cleaning.

Thyme is antiseptic, antibacterial, antimicrobial and antifungal and was even used during war times to disinfect soldiers' wounds.  It is a very powerful plant!

Why Vinegar?

Vinegars have been made and used throughout the ages.  It is one of the ancient recipes full of wisdom that has successfully been passed into the modern world.

Vinegar is antibacterial, antifungal and deodorizing.


Take hold of your health, start replacing your toxic house cleaners with more natural ones.  Making homemade household cleaners is easy and inexpensive.  Your house will be clean and the health of you and your family will benefit greatly!!

Lemon Peels in Vinegar

Another idea that also works great is to steep dried lemon peels in white vinegar.

Let this steep for about 2 weeks.

After 2 weeks, strain and bottle in a spray bottle.

Voila, another all-purpose spray cleaner.

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