How to Make Homemade Cleaning Products for your Household

Have you ever had one of those Eureka moments where you stop and ask yourself, “What I am doing?? This doesn’t make any sense!”

That’s what happened to me a few years ago when it came to all the cleaning products that I would regularly buy from the supermarket to make sure my house was always spick and span. It would come to no surprise to most of us that the standard cleaning product brands that we have come to know and love are anything but natural, in fact all chemical based and quite hazardous to the health.  If you have ever scrubbed the floor with bleach would you quickly come to know that some of your brain cells we’re fizzing out. Seriously.

The more I read about environmental toxins and how they can eventually lead to illness and even cancers, I became more uncomfortable with what I had available in my house to clean with.  I had to train all my help to hide all the products because most of them were highly poisonous and with three small kids around, that’s a definite safety concern!

I looked around for the more “eco friendly” and natural based household cleaning products for sale here, but I found it to be an extraordinary cost to maintain considering we have a large space to clean everyday- it was simply was not practical for us to buy those products regularly.

That’s when I made the conscious effort to research what I could create at home to disinfect the many messes and spills while keeping our house clean and chemical free. After testing a few natural based recipes with affordable every day ingredients, here’s what I found works like a charm:

What you need:

  • White Vinegar
  • Lemon Rinds
  • Empty Glass Jar (s)


Place the lemon rinds in an empty glass jar (fill about half way with the rinds) then pour in the white vinegar into the jar until it reaches the top. Allow this to sit for one week in a dark place, such as a cupboard or closet. Then, voila! It’s ready for use.

Tip: Place in a spray container for a fast and handy way to clean the kitchen countertops and even spills on the floor. Be sure to watch my YouTube video for the demo!

What you clean with this:

  • Glass
  • Mirrors
  • Tables
  • Countertops
  • Floors (Place a cap full in water to mop the floors)
  • Disinfecting chopping boards, knives, plates, etc after cutting chicken, meat or fish
  • Odor Remover (such as bed wetting accidents, etc)
  • Cleaning the potty after use
  • And more!

Vinegar and Lemon are nature’s disinfectants and anti-bacterial agents. The smell can be a little off putting at first but it quickly dissipates after use so it’s not really that big of a deal.  I am very happy with this recipe and I believe I can inspire you to create a more natural home environment for you and your family.

Abra Kadabra, Ala Kazam…a clean, chemical free home? yes you can :)


Mariam Yasin

Mariam Yasin

Internationally renowned Wellness Expert, Trainer and Therapist based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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