DIYThe best DIY green cleaners for your home

The best option for those who want to keep their home clean all the time and to avoid spending too much money on commercial cleaning products is to try some DIY cleaners. If you follow the instructions carefully, you will be able to create highly-efficient products that don’t contain any harmful ingredients, don’t come with any side effects and have everything you need in order to have a perfectly clean home.

It is important to mention that when you have such products in your home it is a good idea to label each of them separately in order to avoid confusion when you use them. In this way, you will also protect your pets and children. The fridge, countertops and bathroom are only some of the household elements that we regularly clean with commercial products that contain chemicals. The following DIY cleaners are equally effective and perfectly safe.

DIY cleaner for countertops made of granite or marble


  • Two cups of warm water
  • One or two drops of mild dish washing detergent. Avoid the ones that contain citrus

Take the detergent and pour it into the water. Rub the surface with a sponge until you remove all the soap. Use a soft cloth to wipe the surface and don’t leave any traces to dry on this surface. Don’t use lemon. Vinegar or any other means based on acid for cleaning granite or marble surfaces as this will damage the surface.

DIY cleaner for dishwashers


  • 30 grams of lemon juice or orange juice powder

Put this powder in a place where you usually put the dish washing detergent in the machine and after that, turn on the machine in order to dilute the powder with water and disinfect the machine.

DIY cleaner for all countertops and the inside of your fridge


  • One litre of warm water
  • Four tablespoons of baking powder

Mix both ingredients well, put the mixture on a cleaning sponge and start rubbing. The effects will be visible right away.

DIY cleaner for bathroom elements made of porcelain and enamel


  • 50 grams of borax (sodium borate)
  • Half a lemon

Mix the ingredients well and clean the surface. This combination is not recommended for surfaces made of granite and marble

DIY cleaner for removal of stains on dresses where bleach can be used


  • 150 grams of dish washing detergent (powdered)
  • 250 ml of bleach
  • 4 litres of warm water

Take a large bowl and mix all these ingredients. Make sure that the bowl is not made of aluminum. Soak the dress for about 20 minutes. If the stain is still there, soak it a little bit longer and after that wash it in a regular way.

We hope that these DIY cleaners will encourage you to clean your home and clothes more frequently. They are certainly eco-friendly and easy to prepare. However, if you would prefer the professional touch, get in touch with Clarke Clean today!

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