Natural DIY Household Cleaning Recipes

By Jil Carrara

Here's our favourite DIY recipes to make your own eco-friendly cleaning products - tried and tested! 

Store bought cleaning products can often contain toxic chemicals such as chlorine, formeldehyde and VOCs (volatile organic compounds) adding to the already existing indoor air pollution. Conventional cleaning products are often also tested on animals. The good news is that more and more brands are starting to make eco-friendly cleaning products, including Ecover and Method, but there is really no better way to have low-waste, all-natural and non-toxic cleaning products than making them yourself. 

While this might seem a bit too extreme for some, making your own products is safer for you and your family as well as the environment with the added bonus of being way cheaper. You can simply bulk buy the main ingreidents that are used in a variety of different products and get a few uses out of them.

Every Friday we will be sharing a new recipe for you to try, stay tuned for the next one...

In addition to keeping your air pollutant-free with natural clenaing products, see our guide to the best air purifying plants

If you are short on time or DIY-ing isn't your jam, these are our favourite eco-friendly cleaning products to buy in stores

Natural DIY Household Cleaning Recipes