3 DIY Cleaners to Spring Clean Your Whole Home – Clean Mama

March 3, 2021

If you want to make your spring cleaning easier – yes please !, you might just want to find a few products to do all of your spring cleaning. I love using DIY products around our house for cleaning, it makes cleaning easier and makes your spring cleaning easier too. Why clean all the time with products that can potentially do more harm than good? With just a few key ingredients and hardworking products, you can clean your entire home this spring, and I’m willing to bet you can find some favorites too. I’m going to share 3 DIY cleaners you can make for spring cleaning your entire house in this post today, but if you read through to the end I’ll also share other tips, tricks, and DIY recipes that you can try because I just can’t help it. So just mix 3 cleaners and clean your whole house, or mix a few more – do what works for you!

ALL PURPOSE SOAP BASED CLEANING SPRAY – Use this on most surfaces, no rinsing required
1 1/2 cups of water
1/4 teaspoon castile or dish soap

GLASS CLEANING SPRAY – Use this on mirrors and windows
1 1/2 cups of water
1 1/2 tablespoons of alcohol
3 drops of essential oil

2 cups of baking powder
20 drops of essential oil (lemon + clove are my favorites)

  • To use this as an exfoliator, put a squirt of castile or dish soap in the sink and scrub it.
  • If you plan to use this as a carpet and / or mattress freshener, sprinkle it on the carpet or mattress, let it sit for 15 to 30 minutes, and vacuum up the residue.

If you are working on prep week this week, this is not to be missed Spring cleaning sale this week in the shop – Fill your shopping cart and fill in! I have marked some products in the shop so that you will receive a 10% discount on top of the sales prices. The Homekeeping Planner and the weekly wall calendar are on sale, all printouts Are tagged, Essential oils are on sale to sell something new and more! (Hopefully the laundry powders will be back in stock later this week – if not, they will go on sale as soon as they come back!) Use the coupon code SPRINGCLEANSALE You will receive a 10% discount on your entire order on the products in the shop and you can use the same voucher code SPRINGCLEANSALE for $ 10 off a new subscription to the Homekeeping Society – This voucher is valid for the monthly AND annual plans! This is the last time I have a voucher for the Homekeeping Society before December (just for your information).

Here’s your checklist to get you started:

  • CONSEQUENCES: Make sure to join on Instagram @cleanmama
  • SUBSCRIBE TO: If you have not subscribed to the blog, you can do so by putting your name and email address on the FREE PRINTABLE PAGE
  • DOWNLOAD + PRINT: Once you’ve received the password (you only need to enter your email address ONE TIME) check out the spring cleaning checklist on the FREE PRINTABLE page – this is what we are tracking for the month of March.

TELL YOUR FRIENDS: Spread the word on your social media and tag me so I can share too! Cleaning with friends is always more fun!

VIEW EVERY MONDAY FOR NEW POST: Every Monday for the month of March, I’ll work out the plan for the week, tell you how I’m approaching spring cleaning, and then I’ll have a post or two during each week to help with the tasks for the week. Make sure to check Instagram for DAILY updates from Clean Mama HQ (my house).

SPRING CLEANING IS THE MONTHLY FOCUS FOR MARCH: You can find the monthly focus in the Homekeeping Planner and in the subscription to the Homekeeping Society. If you’re looking to work with a small group, join the Homekeeping Society for assistance!

SPRING CLEANING WITH ME SCHEDULE – I’ll link the posts when we go!
WEEK 1: Preparation week + laundry room
WEEK 2: dusting + wiping
WEEK 3: Thoroughly clean the kitchen
WEEK 4: Windows + bathroom
WEEK 5: beds + floors

Of course there is an abundance of DIY recipes here on the blog that you can clean your home with, but if you want to keep it simple and straightforward this post is for you.

Common ingredients for DIY cleaners:
filtered tap water (you can also use distilled water)
Baking soda
White wine vinegar
Castile and / or detergent
Hydrogen peroxide
essential oils
Rubbing alcohol

Looking for more of your favorite DIY recipes? May I help you!

8 DIY cleaners that will change the way you clean your home

All-purpose disinfectant spray
1 1/4 cups of water
1/4 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup of vodka or alcohol
15 drops of essential oil
PLEASE NOTE: If you want to increase the disinfectant power in this spray, use Everclear (95% alcohol) instead of vodka – 1/3 cup of water, 1/3 cup of white vinegar, 1 cup of Everclear, 15 drops of essential oil.

1 1/2 cups of water
2 tablespoons of alcohol
1/4 teaspoon castile or dish soap

1 1/2 cups of water
1 1/2 tablespoons of alcohol
3 drops of essential oil

1/2 cup of water
1/4 cup vodka (or alcohol)
10 drops of essential oil

1 3/4 cups warm water
1-2 drops of Castilian soap
3-5 drops of essential oil

Place a sprayer on a hydrogen peroxide bottle
Thoroughly spray solid surface (do not spray onto fabric)
Let sit for 10-15 minutes and wipe off

2 cups of baking powder
20 drops of essential oil (lemon + clove are my favorites)
a squirt of castile or detergent in the sink

2 cups of baking powder
20 drops of essential oil (lemon + lavender is great for the bathroom)
a squirt of castile or dish soap, if necessary, to add a little lather power

Get these 2-page easy DIY recipes to print out here. It’s on my free printable page. Simply enter your email address once to gain access.

Would you like to make your own cleaner? Check out my labels, spray bottles, and jars here. You can also see my favorite site here and my favorites for spring cleaning here.


Choose ingredients with multiple uses and you can mix and match to your heart’s content. One of the benefits of DIY cleaning recipes is that I have what I need on hand AND that each batch costs only pennies to whip up. No more detergent available, mix a batch and continue cleaning. Simple ingredients, nothing harmful to humans or pets.

My favorite use is my nightly sink scrub, but the same recipe works for a bathroom scrub or a general scrub too! Use it to freshen up and deodorize carpets and mattresses and / or add a little soap and water for an exfoliant. Simple but effective, I use it in so many different ways all year round, but when it’s spring cleaning it really seems.

Think of white vinegar as a cleaning concentrate – you can use it in your carpet cleaning machine (equal parts warm water: vinegar), in an all-purpose cleaner, in an all-purpose disinfectant cleaner, to clean and polish wood, and a fabric softener. There are so many ways to use it – just keep it away from stone (granite, marble, silestone).

If you haven’t tried Oxygen Whitener, here is a post that has 12 uses – not just for laundry whitening! I put it in a small mason jar and keep it handy for cleaning. I also have a jar in the bathrooms to add to the toilets for a little extra cleaning power.

It’s amazing what you can cleanse with warm water and a splash of Castilian soap. You can even add water and a foam for hand soap to baseboards, doors, and floors.

Put a little alcohol on a cotton ball to wipe off remote controls and door handles. The rubbing alcohol cleans and kills germs effectively. I also use it in my stone cleaning spray and window + glass cleaning spray – it helps dry the surfaces quickly while adding a little cleaning and disinfecting power. I also recommend using vodka in my Lemon + Lavender Fabric Freshener, Daily Shower Spray, and Disinfectant Spray Cleaner.

Put a sprayer on top of a hydrogen peroxide container and you’ll have a powerful disinfectant handy. Ideal for sinks and areas that need to be disinfected. I spray it on my toilet brush after using it – see my method here. You can also use it to lighten grout and get rid of small mildew in the bathroom. DO NOT take it out of the brown bottle – it will lose its effectiveness after about an hour in the light.

I love a little scent while cleaning, but I like to add it myself so I know it’s 100% natural and not a synthetic or artificial scent. Enter essential oils. I’ve talked about them quite a bit – you can see how I use them in most of my DIY recipes. Of course, be careful around children and pets.

You can find labels, spray devices, glass spray bottles here.
You can find cleaning cloths here.
You can find essential oils here.
The favorites cleaning page is here.
Amazon favorites page is here.
Clean mom books are there.

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