Cleaning without chemicals: making homemade natural cleaning products

Cleaning without chemicals: making homemade natural cleaning products
Would you like to clean your home in a health-friendly, ecological, efficient, but still cheap way? No problem! With us, you can easily and quickly make homemade natural cleaning products. Whether it's washing dishes, cleaning the bathroom and toilet, or doing laundry!More information
Ingredients for this recipeBaking sodaWashing sodaCastile soapThyme essential oilOrange essential oilRosemary essential oilCitric acidOlive oilWine vinegarSalt
You can buy the individual ingredients right below the procedure

Do you know what is the main source of air pollution in buildings and homes? They are cleaning products! A bit of a paradox, isn't it? Considering that we buy them mainly to keep our household cleaner and safer. Instead, we are building a small private chemical dump at home :)

Many chemicals that are often found in most common cleaning products can cause various health complications (especially if we use them in large quantities), such as headaches, rashes or allergies. Some are even claimed to increase the risk of cancer…

It sounds so simple!

But don't despair! There are plenty of safe options to keep your home clean. And it is almost unbelievably easy to make cleaning products that are friendly to nature and our health at home! You can polish the entire household with a minimum of basic ingredients, they are:


- Baking soda

- Washing soda

- Castile soap

- Essential oils

- Thyme

- An orange

- Rosemary

- Citric acid

- Olive oil

- Wine vinegar (distilled vinegar or ordinary spirit vinegar)

- Salt

- Lemon

And they will also come in handy:

- Bottles, glasses, airtight packaging

- Silicone molds


Homemade fizzy drinks for the toilet

- 2 cups of baking soda

- 2/3 cup of citric acid

- Favorite essential oils (up to 60 drops, the toilet deserves it! :)

- Sprayer with water or vanilla extract if you want to really smell the toilet

- Silicone molds

Mix baking soda and citric acid in a glass bowl. Be careful when working with acid and prefer to work with gloves, if you are sensitive you will do well to put a scarf or handkerchief over your nose and mouth while mixing. Wet the dry ingredients gradually with a spray bottle. One or two presses of the pump will be enough, the mixture should be almost dry. Stir. Add the essential oils and mix again. Stuff the mixture into molds and let it dry at least overnight. (Toilet bubbles don't have to be completely beautiful, so you can just mash them in your hand or with a spoon and let them harden on parchment paper). When they are dry, transfer them to an airtight container and use them when needed.

NOTE: When using sparkling water, it is better to take your time and flush the toilet until it is really bubbly. (I don't know what the pipes would say about sparkling water and I don't want to take your waterworks to task :))

Gentle waste cleaner

- 1 part of salt

- 1 part baking soda

- Vinegar

- Boiling water

Mix equal parts salt and baking soda in a bowl. Pour the mixture into the clogged drain. Cover with vinegar and let everything stand for a few minutes. Finally, pour hot water into the waste.

TIP: Mix more of the salt and baking soda mixture straight away and put it in an airtight container. And when something clogs up again, you'll be ready!

Homemade dishwasher tablets

- 1 cup of baking soda

- 1 cup of washing soda

- 1 cup of salt

- 1 cup citric acid

- 1 cup of water

- 1 cup of wine vinegar (for each wash)

- A silicone mold (for ice, chocolate) or a silicone mold for muffins

In a large bowl, mix the baking soda, baking soda, salt and citric acid well. Add a cup of water to the dry ingredients. Wait for the mixture to stop bubbling before mixing - this will take about a minute. Fill the mold with the mixture and press each piece thoroughly. Let it rest like this at least overnight. After knocking out of the molds, transfer the tablets to an airtight glass or box so that they do not get wet. Before starting the dishwasher, pour about half a cup of vinegar into the rinse aid hole, it will prevent stains on the dishes.

Homemade cleaner for everything

- 1 cup of water

- 1 cup of vinegar

- 2 tablespoons of baking soda

- 20 drops of essential oil

Simply mix everything in the bottle and shake well before each use.

Gentle sand cleaner (for scrubbing the bathtub, sink, handles...)

- 1 cup of baking soda

- 1 cup of washing soda

- 20 drops of essential oil

Mix everything, transfer to an airtight container and use as needed during cleaning.

Natural dishwashing liquid

- 1 cup of castile soap

- 1 cup of water

- 15 drops of essential oil

Pour the soap, water and essential oil into a suitable bottle or container and wash.

Homemade dishwasher powder

- 1 cup of baking soda

- 1 cup of washing soda

- 1 cup of salt

Mix everything and use a heaping spoonful of powder for each wash. Use vinegar instead of polish.

Homemade glass cleaner

- 1 cup of water

- 2 tablespoons of vinegar

- 15 drops of essential oil

Pour everything into a spray bottle and shake well before use.

Natural polish

- 1 part of olive oil

- 1 part of lemon juice

Apply both to a cloth and gently work into the surface of the furniture.

Homemade washing powder

- 370 grams of Marseille soap flakes

- 6 cups of washing soda

- Essential oils – lemon is excellent, works as a degreaser, about 5 drops are enough for each wash

- Wine vinegar - optional to soften laundry, 1 cup with each wash

- Hydrogen peroxide - optional when washing white laundry, 1 cup per wash cycle

Mix the washing soda and Marseille soap in a large bowl. If you have one, use a food processor, chopper or blender to create a beautifully fine powder. You can either add the essential oil directly to the mixture, or keep it near the washing machine and use it every time you wash it (we prefer the second option). The dose for one washing cycle is 2-3 tablespoons of the mixture. If you wash in cold water, it is better to dissolve the powder in a little hot water beforehand. If you are washing whites, you can pour half a cup of hydrogen peroxide into the bleach compartment.

Eco-goat set for the production of washing powder (for colored and white)

And if you don't dare to make your own powder or don't want to spend time buying a few ingredients and then measuring them out, there is nothing easier than getting an eco-friendly washing powder production kit, which will have everything you need. In addition, you can use it to make powder for both white and colored laundry. In the set you will find:

- 300 g of Marseille soap (already grated flakes)

- 2 kg of sodium carbonate (washing soda)

- 50 ml of essential oil

- 1 kg of sodium percarbonate

- 50 g of TAED

- Detailed instructions for production

Ecogoat set for the production of washing gel (colored and white laundry)

And that you prefer to use a gel rather than a powder? Don't worry, Ekokoze has a solution for you too. A set for the production of washing gel, both for colored and white clothes, will be exactly for you! You can make 10 liters of gel with it, while the dosage is 250-500 ml per washing machine, and in the set you will find:

- 250 g Marseille soap (already grated flakes)

- 250 g sodium carbonate (washing soda)

- 50 ml of orange essential oil

- 1 kg of sodium percarbonate

- 50 g of TAED

- 10 liter plastic bucket with a lid (to store washing gel)

- Detailed instructions for production

Hand washing

When washing by hand, nothing is easier than using a solid soap, try this laundry soap "PARFAIT" with sulfur. It contains coconut oil, olive oil, lanolin, sea salt, sulfur and high-quality fats and oils and will ensure the absolute cleanliness of your laundry. Or reach for Marseille soap, used in France to wash and clean everything from laundry to washing baby's sensitive skin. Try this, which is the first COSMÉBIO-certified Marseille soap, or lemon laundry soap suitable for stains, which like all natural soaps, does not contain petroleum-based ingredients or animal fats.

And what do you like to use to clean your home?

Raw materials
Baking soda
Thyme essential oil
Orange essential oil
Rosemary essential oil
Citric acid
Citric acid, 1 kg

Citric acid, 1 kg

5,83 EUR
Olive oil
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