Non-toxic spring cleaning tips to get your home sparkling clean (chemical-free)! Plus my favorite DIY natural products, like all-purpose cleaner and bleach alternative for the kitchen, bedroom, & bathroom!
When spring is just around the corner, many of us find ourselves motivated to do big projects around the home.
One of those projects, for many people, is spring cleaning! This weird and totally abnormal desire to not just “make the house look good” but to give it a deep, whole house clean.
When I switched from using harmful toxic chemicals to natural, non-toxic household cleaners, it affected how I deep cleaned my home!
My home is healthier and even cleaner because of these non-toxic cleaning products and tips. Not to mention, many times chemical-free cleaning is even quicker!
28 Non-Toxic Spring Cleaning Tips
Bedroom and Living Areas
- Walls: Easily wash walls by using a microfiber mop or wrapping a microfiber cloth around your broom.
- Carpets and couches: Freshen carpets with this simple carpet deodorizer recipe. You can even use it to deodorize couches!
- Windows and glass: These microfiber cloths and water easily clean windows and leave a streak-free shine.
- Mattress: Mix 2 cups baking soda with 10 drops of your favorite essential oils and brush into your mattress. Let sit for 30 minutes before vacuuming up.
- Linens: Make a homemade DIY Linen Spray for freshening sheets.
- Air vents: Use a bristle brush on your vacuum to clean air vents.
- Blinds: Use a dusting mitt to easily remove all the dust from your mini blinds.
- Toys: Wash plastic toys in the dishwasher with 1/4 cup of vinegar on a hot wash.
- Wooden furniture: This DIY furniture polish is great for varnished wooden surfaces.
- Sticky residue: Use lemon essential oil instead of goo-gone on sticky surfaces.
- Tub/Shower: Use this DIY Bathroom scrub to deep clean your tub or shower!
- Faucets: Half a lemon will remove water spots and shine your faucets.
- Surfaces: Make your own non-toxic all-purpose cleaner for around the toilet and other surfaces.
- Toilet: Use 1 3/4 cup water, 1/4 cup castile soap, 2 tablespoons baking soda and 10 drops melaleuca oil to create your own toilet cleaner.
- Grout: Whiten grout with a mix of 7 cups water, 1/2 cup baking soda, 1/3 cup lemon juice, and 1/4 vinegar. Scrub with a bristle brush.
- Showerhead: Remove buildup on the showerhead by pouring a cup of vinegar in a plastic bag and tying it around your shower head. Let soak for an hour and use a toothbrush to scrub clean.
- Drains: Clear simple clogs in your drains (or refresh them) with baking soda and vinegar.
- Cupboards: Layer newspapers on the top of your cupboards to make cleanup easier next time.
- Sink: A magic eraser does a great job of restoring the shine to your stainless steel sink.
- Stovetop: Baking soda and oil is a non-toxic way to clean and shine a glass top stove.
- Stainless steel appliances: Coconut oil polishes stainless steel.
- Spray nozzle: Clean your sink spray nozzle the same as you clean the showerhead.
- Microwave: Heat a cup each of vinegar and water in the microwave on high for 2 minutes to easily wipe it down and clean it.
- Range hood vents: Boil nasty range hood vents in water with a cup of baking soda to remove grease and dust.
- Floors: A microfiber mop will clean your floors with just water, rather than toxic floor cleaner.
- Towels: Are your kitchen towels smelly? Use this tutorial to remove the stink and bring back the “fluff.” Your towels will smell amazing.
- Stains: Use a homemade stain remover to remove stains. naturally
- Detergent: Make laundry detergent at home and save lots of money on laundry for the year!
- Bleach: Make natural homemade bleach alternative.
What are the best non-toxic cleaning products
Some “natural” cleaning products are not actually any better than the harmful toxic ones! I learned this the hard way after looking up every ingredient using the Environmental Working Group and the Think Dirty apps. I talk more about this in my article about harmful household products to avoid and the products I recommend.
For this reason, I switched from buying “natural” products at the grocery store to natural essential oil based cleaning products that are truly safe, non-toxic and still clean powerfully. I have a healthy home and the products make it smell so good!
Note: I know there are a lot of essential oil companies out there and I’ve certainly tried my fair share of brands. But after testing and researching and more testing, only one is worth spending money on (in my opinion). For a couple of years now I’ve been committed to Young Living oils, and you can read more about their oils and my decision HERE.
However, if Young Living is out of your reach, I’ve heard great things about Plant Therapy on Amazon.
My Favorite Chemical-free Recipes for Cleaning Products:
- DIY Linen Spray
- DIY All-Purpose Cleaner
- DIY Homemade Stain Remover
- In case you’re not a big fan of the smell of plain vinegar, try this Citrus Infused Vinegar.
- DIY Furniture Polish
- Carpet & Room Deodorizer
- Laundry Detergent
- Homemade Bathroom Scrub
- Homemade Bleach Alternative
Looking for natural homemade personal care products? Check out my list here.
If you’re interested in learning more about natural living, check out the Kinda Crunchy eBook! You’ll have 31 unique daily challenges designed to help you make positive changes throughout the house in just 15 minutes a day.
You can also download my free guide, 5 Days to DIY Natural Living, to learn more tips on how to save money while getting rid of harmful toxins throughout your home.