Guest Post: Organic Cleaning With DIY Cleansers

Today I am privileged to introduce Louise Myers, of Top Cleaning ServicesLondon, England.  In the past, Louise experienced allergic reactions to many commercial cleansers. One of her two daughters has asthma like me. She did a lot of research and tried many alternative, healthier ways of cleaning. About a year ago, she founded Top Cleaning Services and offers her green, eco-friendly cleaning in London.  She believes that making your own natural (organic meaning made in nature) cleaning supplies is better than buying them because you have control over what is used, protect your family,  and save money. Most of the ingredients are right in your pantry. I  love her recipes and hope they will help you have a healthier home.


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Hello, I’m Louise and I’m happy to share my ideas on organic cleaning with you. All of us want to live in a clean and sanitized atmosphere. In the effort to ensure a high level of cleanliness in every room of our homes, we often use all kinds of cleaning materials. However, cleaning with a professional detergent may help us get rid of the persistent stains and dirt deposits but it also may cause allergies to our families. Maybe you don’t know that  you can keep your house clean and disinfected also with organic products like salt, vinegar, baking soda, ash, etc. There are many advantages of cleaning with those,  but the most important is that you and the other members of your family won’t be exposed to the risk of health issues anymore.



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Cleaning your home only with organic cleaning products sounds like a great idea, doesn’t it? You have two options. The first one is to start buying cleaning products from eco shops, and the other one is to prepare them yourself. It’s up to you! Yet, I advise you to choose the second one because in this way,  you know exactly what your organic product is made of. Here are a couple of recipes that you can start with.



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Let’s replace the commercial dish washing soap with another one, made only from organic ingredients. For this purpose, you will need 3 lemons, 350 ml of water (11.8 oz), 200 grams of sea salt (7 oz.), 100 ml (3.4 oz.) of  vinegar and an empty plastic bottle. Cut the lemons in 4-5 pieces and remove the seeds. Strain them together with the salt and half of the water. After that, put the mixture in a pot, add the vinegar as well as the rest of the water and boil it for about 10 minutes. When the liquid starts bubbling up, switch off the hob (burner), stir with a wooden spoon for 1-2 minutes and remove the pot from the hob (burner). When it cools down pour the liquid in a plastic bottle and label it,  and your organic dish washing liquid is ready.



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Another thing that you can clean perfectly without any chemical cleaning products are the windows. In order to prepare a natural window cleanser, you will need 2 tablespoons of baking soda, 2 tablespoons of farina, your preferred essential oil, and water. Mix the farina and the baking soda and pour them into a spray bottle, fill it with water and add 15-20 drops of the essential oil. Shake well and label.


The floors in every house are one of the biggest sources of dust and bacteria. Here is how you can prepare an efficient and non-toxic detergent for all kind of floors. Mix together a cup of water, a cup of vinegar, 50 (1.8 oz) grams of grated natural soap, 5 drops of orange essential oil and 5 drops of lavender essential oil. After that pour the liquid in a spray bottle and shake it energetically for a couple of minutes. Another suggestion is to replace the microfiber floor mop with a one made of cellulose because these mops are biodegradable. Steam mops are another very good alternative. With them you can eliminate quickly and efficiently all dirt deposits and germs.


Let’s see how we can get rid of the grease in the kitchen. Mix two cups of vinegar together with one cup of water and the juice of one lemon. Put it in a bottle and label. You can use it for cleaning the surfaces and counter tops in the kitchen, as well as the appliances.



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You will probably need also an organic cleanser for the wooden furniture in your home. Here is how to prepare it. Mix together ¼ cup of extra virgin olive oil, ¼ cup of vinegar and 2 tablespoons of lemon juice. Pour the liquid in a spray bottle, shake it, label,  and put it next to the other natural detergents.


The preparation of these organic cleaning products takes just a couple of minutes. Supply yourself with the necessary ingredients and make your home organically clean.





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I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

34 thoughts to “Guest Post: Organic Cleaning With DIY Cleansers”

  1. Thank you for these natural cleaning products recipes! I pinned this post so i will be able to find them again. I have a lot of windows and have been looking for a natural products to use to clean them!

  2. Carol, I’m going to check out Louise’s recipes tomorrow. I love using homemade natural cleaners as I’m allergic to fragrances. As I’m always telling people, the fragrances in most products are neurotoxic petrochemicals.

  3. A interesting and sensible alternative to conventional cleaning products. I hate vinegar so having to use it as an ingredient would put me off. All the ingredients are things we have in our kitchen anyway #dreamteam

    1. Sorry about the vinegar. I keep a bowl on the counter in the kitchen as it helps keep the air fresh. It’s so useful in so many ways.

  4. Natural cleaners sound wonderful. We have chemical sensitivities at our house, so I want to try making these cleaners! Thanks for sharing at Together on Tuesdays 🙂

  5. This is such good information and it makes complete sense. It will also save lots of money. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story, have a great weekend.

  6. Thanks for sharing these ideas for cleaning! I’m pinning to share and hoping to try a few of these myself. Hope you have a great week Carol! Thanks for linking up and sharing with us this week on Snickerdoodle!

  7. I love using all natural cleaners so much better. Thank you for sharing at Dishing it and Digging it link party.

  8. Thanks, for the great information! I think I need to get a steam mop! I have a farm and miles of tile. The steam mop could save the day!

  9. It always amazes me how a few simple ingredients do the trick. I remember growing up my mother always use to use vinegar to clean the widows. Still does such a better job then the blue stuff.

  10. Great post. I am always looking for ways to make my own cleaning supplies. Vinegar and lemon seem to be in many home made products. Love them.
    Thanks for sharing at You’re The Star.

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