Natural Cleaners to Prepare you for a Safe, Environmentally Safe New Year

My Top Ten Favorite Homemade Cleaners! by Jillie

Don’t ask me why….maybe it’s the end ofthe year, but I felt inspired to make a compilation of sorts of all my FAVORITE homemade cleaners so that I could access them all in one spot.   I truly do hope you find it useful as well.  I have the absolute BEST OF BOTH WORLDS jobs!  I get to try out stuff I’m genuinely interested in myself (and would try, blog or no blog) and then I get to also SHARE it with all of you!  Which brings me so much satisfaction, I can’t even describe it. Some of the emails that I get are just amazing…and make a “job” I LOVE…even MORE of a pleasure.  I feel very blessed.

So, back to cleaning stuff. This obviously isn’t a COMPREHENSIVE list of all the cleaners I have tried and/or use, but to make it a manageable (and useful) post…I tried to narrow it down to the ones I use on a REGULAR BASIS. For example….even though I LOVE the EASY HOMEMADE OVEN CLEANER, I didn’t include it here because I only use it occasionally (thank goodness). Same thing with the STREAK-FREE WINDOW CLEANER.  LOVE it!   Just don’t use it OFTEN.

Hopefully this will serve as a nice reference post that you can bookmark and get to lickety-split when you need it.   And of course you’ll want to share it with all your family and friends!

Jillee’s Top Ten Favorite Homemade Cleaners

#1   As you can see…this cleaner has gone through a couple of different “interpretations”…but the ingredients remain the same…and its’ effectiveness remains ALMOST 100%! The only thing I haven’t been able to get “clean” using this is plaster-like hard water deposits in my bathtub jets. Still working on that…. (SEE UPDATE! I GOT THEM CLEAN!)


The BEST stuff (and method) I’ve used to clean our bathroom toilets….but ESPECIALLY the BOY’S toilet (if you know what I mean). Rated “EE” for Extremely Effective!



Did this post quite awhile ago and STILL love my homemade version of Clorox Wipes! These were probably one of the hardest things for me to think about giving up when I decided I wanted to try and eliminate unnecessary waste in my home. But that was before I discovered this alternative, which after using for almost 6 months now, I still am completely thrilled with.



Wow…this has been one of my BIGGEST CHALLENGES in the homemade cleaners category! Finding a dishwasher detergent/soap that WORKS and doesn’t leave dishes and glassware with a cloudy film has been tough! Finding a substitute for phosphates that we had all come to rely on for “clean/sparkly” dishes and that the government so rudely took away from us without any warning…has proven to be more difficult than I could have imagined. But after a lot of blood, sweat and tears on my part…well, maybe some tears…THIS homemade dishwasher soap is the best I have found thus far.



I barely have words to describe how GREAT this particular cleaner is! If you haven’t already….you are just going to have to try it for yourself to see what I mean when I call it Tub and Shower

MAGIC! If you don’t believe me… some of the MANY comments after the post from people who have been as blown away by this stuff as I was!



Love this stuff! While I’ve only been using it for a short time…I am constantly being surprised by the effectiveness of it on a variety of things in my home! Still experimenting with this one….but it’s definitely already a favorite!



Ahhh….what can I say about my old friend…homemade “Shout”?? I have been using it exclusively for more than 10 months now and have never had cause to complain. It just works. Well.



A somewhat controversial post…with a handful of people questioning the effectiveness of hydrogen peroxide once it hits the water in the washer. All I can tell you is that I’ve been using it close to a year now and find it to effective AND cost efficient.



Just recently posted this again because it has become my go-to homemade laundry detergent. Like I say in the post…I have nothing against the laundry soap that requires grating soap and melting it on the stove…this no-grate version is just so quick and easy to mix up…I find myself going back to it again and again.


Another fairly recent addition to my homemade cleaners “bag of tricks”…but one I find myself using more and more. As a matter of fact, I just used it TODAY on some pretty dingy/dirty bathroom floor mats. I realize that white bath mats sound like something a CRAZY person would use in their home….but call me crazy…I always have (and always will) use white towels and floor mats in my bathrooms. (There are those Piscean OCD tendencies coming out again! lol)

There you go.   My Top Ten Faves….at least for the time being.

Rest assured…if I happen to come across something better….I will ALWAYS share it with you.