How to make your own cleaning products in under 5 min

Our loyal readers know that I’ve been on a bit of a kick lately when it comes to cleaning green. I ranted about it here, here, and here.

On Monday I was back at it again. This time with the lovely folks at The 10! Show in Philadelphia. It was really important to me to show everyone just how easy it is to make your own highly effective green cleaners using items you already have at home.

Watch me make some – they each literally take less than 1 minute to make. That’s way faster than running to the grocery store to buy something!


If you’re thinking of climbing on to this DIY cleaning bandwagon (which I highly encourage), we have created some lovely labels for your spray bottles. All you have to do is download (for FREE) and print right from your own computer on to some Avery Labels. Get yours here.

Let me know what you think. Does this look do-able? Would you ever go DIY on the cleaner front? Why or why not?

  • Christy

    Way cute labels!  Sharing this on facebook. =)

  • Diane Shomaker Talbot

    My daughter and I found a recipe for liquid laundry soap.  She learned about the cleaners my mom used and the laundry soap works good.  Sure I’d go DIY on the cleaner front.

  • Sarah

    Love these! :)  I am curious why the laundry detergent needs to be in a glass jar? (does the glass matter?) :)
    I have all the ingredients pretty much, just wanted to make sure it didn’t REALLY matter. :)  

  • Sarah

    :) Thanks Christy!

  • Sarah

    Diane – isn’t it funny – we’re getting back to what our grandmothers did on so many fronts!

  • Sarah

    Sarah – it doesn’t really matter. :) just an aesthetic thing! Whatever container you have is JUST FINE!! :)

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