DIY cleaning products and my cleaning routine

Make your own environmentally friendly cleaning products

I am loving the cleaning buzz that is going on at the moment. Nothing beats a good scrub and having your house in order. However, I am not loving all of the chemical products that we have gotten into the habit of using. The cleaning aisle used to be my fave place in the supermarket and I couldn’t resist a new cleaning product. Lately, I have become more conscious of the number of chemicals I am using, it can’t be healthy breathing in these harsh chemicals and I also have to think of my pets too. I have decided to ditch the cleaning aisle in favour of making my own products. They are cheaper, better for your health and kinder to the environment. Instead of having a cupboard full of cleaning products I now only have a small caddy full. I think if we all made some small changes it would make a massive impact on the environment and our health. 

When it comes to cleaning my home, I find a little each day keeps the dirt away. I don’t do a lot of cleaning, which some people find surprising as my house is quite bright with a lot of whites. I also have tons of teapots and trinkets on display but I actually don’t have to clean them as much as you think. I have put together some cleaning charts listing all of the jobs that I tackle around the house. I hope you find these helpful. I also put together a Youtube video showing you my cleaning routine. I’ll make sure to link here and add the video to the end of this post.

DIY cleaning products

In my home, I wipe down the surfaces a lot. The cats tend to jump on the counters when I am in work so each day I wipe down the surface areas in the kitchen and my tables. So, I decided to make a DIY pet-friendly surface cleaner. You will find a lot of cleaning DIYs will include essential oils. When researching essential oils I found that a lot of oils are toxic to cats. Basically, cats cannot break down essential oils the way humans do and its taxing on their livers. So, I decided to skip adding essential oils to these cleaners. You can get creative and add oils to your DIY cleaners. Lemon, Tea tree, Peppermint, Clary Sage and Lavender are some popular oils that people use in their cleaners. I also made a glass cleaning spray. This was fantastic in the shower and with a little bit of buffing it was streak free. I basically have four ingredients when it comes to making homemade cleaning products. White vinegar, Castille soap, baking soda and water are my key ingredients. 

I hope you enjoyed my cleaning post today. Don’t forget to check out my Youtube video below. Let me know your DIY cleaner recipes. I am currently looking for a good DIY laundry cleaner recipe, if you have any then please leave them below in the comments or tag me over on Instagram. Let me know also if you are going to have a shot at changing up your cleaning cupboard and swapping the branded name cleaners for a DIY option.

Thanks for reading,
Chat Soon,

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  1. January 31, 2022 / 7:44 am

    Wow! Great, innovative home hacks for a cleaner home!

  2. daintydressdiaries
    June 6, 2019 / 7:04 pm

    Thanks so much for reading!

  3. June 5, 2019 / 8:21 am

    Thanks for sharing this product the you are using and also your routine, nice article.

  4. daintydressdiaries
    May 31, 2019 / 3:22 pm

    Aw that is great to hear! I will give it a try x

  5. daintydressdiaries
    May 31, 2019 / 3:22 pm

    I must try the sal suds! I have heard great things about it, thanks for reading! X

  6. Lorie
    May 30, 2019 / 3:57 pm

    Helloooo Dainty! I saw recently you were looking for laundry detergent. I recently discovered Sal Suds by Dr. Bronner. Lordy, it’s amazing! I use just a few squirts in laundry and it comes out better and fresher than any laundry detergent I’ve ever tried. I also use it for floors and general cleaning.

  7. Mirry
    May 30, 2019 / 2:43 pm

    I love dr bronner’s but I use the Sal suds to clean. I even use it from washing my fruit and veg to cleaning the carpets.

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