Natural Cleaning

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When I first started to naturalize my home in 1998, I had no idea what I was doing....and honestly I have kept searching for better and always will.  I believe I have found the best way natural way to do your laundry, dishes, and more.  I made my own laundry powder years ago and  found out that many of diy laundry recipes trap dirt in your clothes.  Let's just say since I switched to my laundry system now, my clothes are way way cleaner and smell super clean.  So it is with great excitement that I share this with you!  Also check out some great natural products at Life's Abundance.

Two Pack of Dr. Bronner's Sal Suds or Gallon of Dr. Bronner's Sal Suds

Super Clean Laundry Recipe:

1-2 TBS of Dr. Bronner's Sal Suds (this amount depends on if you have an HE washing machine or how big your washing machine is or how big a load).  1/2-1 Cup Baking Soda is optional but I highly recommend it and add it for a boost of scrubbing, deodorizing, cleaning, and whitening power.  I use White Distilled Vinegar in my detergent dispenser and do a quick 15-20 minute wash after the wash with Sal Suds & baking soda.   Do not mix baking soda & vinegar together...they cancel each other out.  You can also get all Dr. Bronner's products here.

(I recommend if you have a washing machine with a "wash the machine cycle" to run that cycle or another appropriate cycle with 1-3 TBS of Sal Suds with 1/2 Cup baking soda, or 1/4 a cup of Biokleen enyme stain remover, or just a cup of plain white vinegar every month or two to clean your washing machine out). 

Also a washing machine tip....keep your washing machine door open between washes at least until it's dry so you don't get mold.  

Stain Spray

I love Biokleen enzyme stain remover one pack spray or Biokleen two pack spray awesome for food, blood, grass, dirt, etc.  In a spray bottle I add...half water, half Biokleen enyme stain remover, spray on stain, let sit 5 minutes & wash.  One pack Biokleen or two pack Biokleen...

Hydrogen peroxide also works for blood stains and make sure you rinse whatever has blood on it with cold water first.  You could also do a quick wash or rinse on cold in the washing machine and then wash as normal.

In a spray bottle, mix 1 TBS Sal Suds for every cup of water.

I don't use dryer sheets, and haven't for 24 years because of toxic issues with them...I use wool dryer balls 

If you want easy ready to go cleaning products, Dr. Mercola's are really good.

Dishwasher Recipe:

1 1/2 cups washing soda

1 1/2 cups citric acid

1/2 cup baking soda

1/2 cup sea salt

Mix altogether and use 1 TBS a load


2 TBS. Washing Soda per load

There are also many great options of natural dishwasher packs you can get ready made....

I put white vinegar and 10 drops of germ killing essential oils in the rinse aid compartment.  Plant Therapy germ destroyer, or tea tree & lemon, or just lemon.

Dish Hand Washing Soap:

In a 16 ounce foam pump add....

Purified Water  

1/2 -1 TBS Dr. Bronner's Sal Suds. 

Mirror & Glass Cleaner:

1/4 tsp. Dr. Bronner's Sal Suds

1/3 Cup White Distilled Vinegar

1/2 Cup Rubbing Alcohol or Vodka

Fill the rest of the 16 ounce bottle with Purified Water

10 drop Lemon Essential Oil


1/2 cup rubbing alcohol

1/3 cup white distilled vinegar

fill the rest of a 16 ounce spray bottle with purified or distilled water and add 20 drops of lemon essential oil

Carpet Cleaner:

1 DROP of Dr. Bronner's Sal Suds in the water filled tank

Fruit & Vegetable Wash:

In a 16 ounce spray bottle mix...

1/4 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar

1 tsp. of Dr. Bronner's Sal Suds

Fill the rest with purified water


In a 16 ounce spray bottle mix...

1 TBS. Castile Soap

Fill the rest with purified water

Leather Cleaner & Moisturizer:

In a 16 ounce glass spray bottle add...

2 Cups of Purified Water

2 Dr. Bronner's Castile Soap

optional 8 drops Essential Oil from safe for leather oils below


1/2 Cup warm water

1/4 Cup of white vinegar

6 drops of eucalyptus oil

Optional essential oils safe for leather....







Germ Killing Cleaning Spray:

In a 16 ounce glass spray bottle add...

1/4 Cup White Distilled Vinegar

Purified Water

1/2 TBS Dr. Bronner's Sal Suds 

10 drops each of Rosemary, Tea Tree, Peppermint, Lavender, Lemon or Orange Essential Oil

5 drops Oregano Essential Oil

All Purpose Cleaner:

1/2-1 TBS Dr Bronner's Sal Suds

fill the rest of a 16 ounce spray bottle with purified water

Soft Scrub:

3 1/3 Cups Baking Soda

1 Cup Dr. Bronner's Castile Soap OR 1/4 Cup Dr. Bronner's Sal Suds

Mix with fork in large glass bowl until smooth ….add....

1 Cup Water and mix again....add...

1/4 Cup White Distilled Vinegar

Keep mixing until all lumps are gone

Use a funnel to pour in a 32 ounce squirt bottle

Furniture Polish:

In an 8 ounce spray bottle mix.....

1/3 Cup Olive oil

2/3 Cup White Vinegar

1 TBS Glycerin

35 drops Lemon Essential Oil

Shake well every time you use this

Happy Cleaning! 💛

Here is a life tip...we do a 30 minute or 1 hour burst cleaning...everyone cleans & organizes whatever needs to be done and we set a works great and a lot gets done...