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6 DIY Household Cleaners

A few years ago, a friend loaned me a book. It was one of those books that makes you think and instantly changes your outlook on daily life. Perhaps you’ve read it? Clean House, Clean Planet by Karen Logan explores the benefits of swapping out your chemical-laden store bought cleaners for inexpensive, effective and greener homemade household cleaners. Always one for saving a buck and doing a little good for the environment, I was game to give it a try! The book covers every household cleaner you can think of and then some! We’re talking glass cleaner, carpet cleaner, kitchen cleaners, laundry soap, and the list goes on. Since reading the book I always find myself perking up when I come across easy and non-toxic at-home solutions to keeping things squeaky clean. Feel up to giving it a whirl? Here are 6 DIY household cleaners to try!

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  • Laundry Soap 1 of 6
    Laundry Soap
    Made with just three ingredients in three easy steps, mix up your own lemony laundry suds!
    Get the how-to from Yellow Brick Home.
  • Glass Cleaner 2 of 6
    Glass Cleaner
    Homemade glass cleaner with just 5 ingredients? Oh, and it will cost just $0.29 per batch? Sign me up!
    Get the how-to at All You.
  • All Purpose Cleaner 3 of 6
    All Purpose Cleaner
    Whip up your own all purpose cleaner with basic ingredients like castile soap and white vinegar. What could be easier?
    Get the how-to at anonymous was a woman.
  • Dish Soap 4 of 6
    Dish Soap
    Get ready to bid your Palmolive adieu! Making your own dish soap is as easy as three ingredients. Mix and go!
    Get the how-to at Tried and True.
  • Liquid Hand Soap 5 of 6
    Liquid Hand Soap
    Love liquid hand soap but hate the price? Mix up your own using bar soap. A $4.99 bar of soap will make you an estimated $50 worth of liquid hand soap!
    Get the how-to at The Farmer's Nest.
  • Carpet Cleaner 6 of 6
    Carpet Cleaner
    Do your carpets need a little freshening up? Get busy with your own carpet powder made from baking soda and essential oils!
    Get the how-to at Crunchy Frugalista.

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