Green and Natural House Cleaning Recipes and Buying Guide

If you would like to reduce the toxins in your home, you’ve come to the right place! Here is the list of all my green and natural cleaning recipes on the blog, updated regularly.

I became interested in green and non-toxic cleaning after my second son was born, when a friend lent me her copy of  “Clean House, Clean Planet”. I read that sucker cover to cover and loved learning all her recipes for non-toxic cleaners. Ever since, I’ve been making my own at home for a fraction of the cost of the toxic ones, let alone the non-toxic ones in the stores!

Green and Natural House Cleaning Recipes - All Easy and Frugal, too!

Here are all my natural cleaning recipes on the blog, and I’ll add more as I create them.

Around the House


My Merry Messy Life: Non Toxic Homemade Toilet Bowl Cleaner with Castile Soap, Baking Soda and Essential Oils

This is one of my most popular bathroom cleaning recipes. It’s easy and works very well! Click on the picture for the recipe.


Homemade Laundry Detergent with Dr. Bronner's Castile Soap

An easy and cheap way to detox your home is to start making your own laundry detergent! Click on the picture for my recipe.


DIY Homemade Drain Cleaner

This is another really easy and cheap recipe that anyone can do at home! Click on the picture for the recipe.


Buying Guide

Are you interested in starting to make your own cleaners at home but are overwhelmed by how to do it and where to start? I suggest doing one thing at a time, take baby steps. Pick one cleaner on this list and make it. Get used to how it works and where the supplies are in your grocery store. Then, make another one. Before you know it, you’ll be like me and the toxic cleaners will be gone forever, along with the toxic load on your house and body.

Here are the basic ingredients I use in almost all my household cleaners:

  • White Distilled Vinegar (where to buy)
  • Dr. Bronner’s Peppermint Castile Soap (any scent is fine, this is just my favorite for cleaning) (where to buy)
  • Baking Soda (where to buy)
  • Essential Oils – the ones I use the most are lavender, tea tree oil, lemon, and Purification (where to buy high quality essential oils)
  • Super Washing Soda (you can make this by baking soda, but I cook all the time so I buy it instead!) (where to buy)
  • Industrial Spray Bottle (where to buy)

horizontal-barInterested in what you see here? Check out my eBook, 31 Days to Detoxify Your Life, for even more green and natural cleaning products for your home. This 200-page book includes recipes to detox your home, body, food and medicine cabinet!


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About Sara McFall

Sara is the owner and founder of My Merry Messy Life, which started in 2011 as a way to chronicle her journey to a natural, chemical-free lifestyle and to share her passions of mothering, real food, homeschooling and crochet. She is a mama to three precious and energetic little boys and wife to a university professor who loves to sing, dance ballet and ballroom, and live simply and naturally.


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