Everything you need for non-toxic, DIY cleaning supplies from Amazon.
Have you jumped on the clean living bandwagon yet? I can’t call myself crunchy granola (at least not yet) but I have drastically cleaned up our act on the laundry and cleaning front. My journey to wellness has led me to learn so much about healthier options for beauty products, and I knew that safer cleaning was my next step towards healthy living.
Did you know that there hasn’t been any new legislation regulating the beauty industry since 1938? As someone who wants to start a family, it was important for me to reduce my exposure to unsafe ingredients in products that I come into contact with: bath + body, laundry detergents, artificial fragrances, and inhalation of chemicals in cleaning supplies. The American Lung Association states that many cleaning supplies can cause health issues including cancer.
I thought our home wouldn’t be as clean by going the safer route, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. I have been using essential oils and non-toxic detergents for months now. This post highlights supplies you need to start on non-toxic DIY cleaning around the home. For a full list of my recommendations, see my Amazon shop.
DIY Cleaning Supplies from Amazon
1. Safer Cleaning Guide
If you’re brand new to DIY non-toxic cleaning, I recommend some light reading on DIY organic cleaning solutions. This book has 150 recipes for DIY non-toxic cleaning.
2. Dr. Bronner’s Castille Soap
This unscented organic soap has been around for ages. There are a million uses for it around the house, and you can add drops of essential oils if you like a certain scent.
3. Baking Soda
Baking soda is a must-have staple for non-toxic cleaning. The possibilities are endless, and it also makes a great natural deodorizer for trash cans and garbage disposals.
4. Distilled Vinegar
I always always always use vinegar in my fluffy towel washing method. You never smell vinegar, and it’s a clean swap for fabric softener.
5. Glass Bottles
If you’ve recycled your old plastic cleaning detergent bottles, buy eco-friendly glass containers for your DIY non-toxic cleaning solutions.
6. Amber Glass Bottles
If you plan on incorporating essential oils (recommendations below) into your non-toxic cleaning solutions, dark amber glass is a must to keep the oils as potent as possible. Light can weaken the natural antiseptic nature of essential oils. These small silicone funnels makes it easy to dispense EO drops into the bottle.s
7. Essential Oils
Though they can be pricey, it’s important to buy high-quality essential oils. You don’t want artificial fragrances that come with cheap. low-quality EOs. A starter pack will get you the most bang for your buck, but I also strongly recommend cinnamon, clove, and eucalyptus oils for their antibacterial properties. I personally cannot live without lemongrass EO for my kitchen cleaner.
8. Label Maker
I like to have different scents and recipes for different areas of the home. For my kitchen I prefer lemongrass. For the bathrooms, I prefer more relaxing scents like lavender and eucalyptus. A label maker makes it easy to tell the bottles apart.
9. Microfiber Cloths
While you can cut up old t-shirts, I prefer the stronger and more rugged textures of Norwex microfiber cloths. I’ve used other brands, but nothing compares to Norwex. If you’d like these at a discount, please contact me for details.
10. Foaming Hand Soap Dispenser
Of course, I can’t leave foaming hand soap dispensers off this list. It’s so easy to create your own foaming hand soap with the items from this list! Stay tuned for a tutorial!
More DIY Cleaning Supplies
Find more DIY cleaning supplies to create your own non-toxic cleaning solutions on my Amazon shop.