A couple of weeks ago I shared my weekly eco cleaning routine and DIY natural cleaning products on my Instagram Stories and I had so many messages about it I thought I would put all the information into one handy post for you!

My Natural Cleaning Kit

My cleaning supplies are very minimal and I don’t use anything disposable. I’ve had my set of Norwex cloths for over five years now and am only just starting to think about replacing them – I highly recommend investing in a set of high quality cloths like these. They have saved me from using cleaning products most of the time and work so so well.

Natural Cleaning Kit
  • Cleaning Caddy: This holds all my cloths and cleaning products so as I move around the house I have everything by my side.
  • Cleaning/Dusting Cloth: I use a dampened Norwex EnviroCloth to wipe surfaces clean and remove dust.
  • Polish/Shine Cloth: I use a dry Norwex Window Cloth to polish taps and shine windows (after wiping with the damp EnviroCloth). This cloth makes surfaces super shiny without the need for any cleaning products.
  • Scrub Cloth: I use a wet Norwex Kitchen Scrub Cloth for any surfaces that have any kind of build up or residue on them – like sinks, the bath, the shower.
  • Toilet Cloth: I use a seperate Norwex EnviroCloth for toilets for hygiene reasons. I also made sure to get the toilet cloth in a different colour to my main cleaning/dusting cloth so it’s easy to quickly know which is which. I use the toilet cloth wet to wipe over the toilet seat and around the rim of the toilet bowl.
  • Multipurpose Spray: I use this home made spray in the kitchen and on any surfaces that need some extra cleaning power around the house.
  • Bathroom Spray: I use this home made spray on the bathroom benches, in the toilet bowl, in the shower and in the bath.
  • Baking Soda: I keep a jar of baking soda in my kit. I sprinkle it over the bathroom spray inside the toilet bowl before I scrub it with the toilet brush. I also sprinkle it over either spray to create a cream cleanser if needed.

My DIY Natural Cleaning Products

To make my DIY natural cleaning products I have a few ingredients I keep in my pantry. I mix and store them in glass spray bottles or jars and keep them in my cleaning caddy.

Cleaning Product Ingredients
  • Baking Soda (Arm and Hammer brand)
  • Castile Soap (Dr Bronner’s brand)
  • White Vinegar (from supermarket cleaning section)
  • Distilled Water (from supermarket cleaning section)
  • Essential Oils (Lavender and Lemon)
  • Fresh Lemon

The recipes for each of my sprays are:

Multipurpose Spray

Uses:

  • In the kitchen and on any surfaces that need some extra cleaning power around the house.
  • Sprinkle plain baking soda over sprayed surfaces to create a cream cleanser when needed.

Recipe:

  • 1 cup distilled water
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 15 drops of essential oil (you can use lavender, peppermint, orange or lemon)

Using a funnel put each ingredient straight into a spray bottle and shake to combine. Shake before each use.

Bathroom Spray

Uses:

  • In the bathroom on benches, in the toilet bowl, in the shower and in the bath.
  • Sprinkle plain baking soda over sprayed toilet bowl before scrubbing with toilet brush for extra cleaning power.

Recipe:

  • 1/2 cup distilled water
  • 1/2 cup castile soap
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 15 drops of essential oil (you can use lavender, peppermint, orange or lemon)

Using a funnel put each ingredient straight into a spray bottle and shake to combine. Shake before each use.

My Eco Cleaning Routine

  1. Starting in the kitchen I put last weeks tea towels and dish cloths in the washing basket and replace them all with fresh ones.
  2. Then I wet the cleaning/dusting cloth and wipe over all of the kitchen surfaces.
  3. Next I use the polish cloth on the tap and glass splash back – making sure they are still damp from the cleaning/dusting cloth.
  4. The scrubber cloth goes over surfaces with any residue, like the sink or cooktop.
  5. Anything that needs some extra cleaning power or is greasy gets a spray with my multipurpose spray before being wiped.
  6. Repeat steps 2-5 in all living areas and bedrooms.
  7. Then I move onto the bathrooms, replacing last weeks towels with fresh ones.
  8. I wet the cleaning/dusting cloth and wipe over all of the bathroom surfaces, excluding the toilet.
  9. Next I use the polish cloth on the tap and mirror – making sure they are still damp from the cleaning/dusting cloth.
  10. I use the dampened toilet cloth to wipe over the toilet seat and rim of the toilet bowl, before spraying the inside of the the toilet with the bathroom spray and sprinkling over some baking soda.
  11. After leaving the spray and baking soda for a few minutes I use the toilet brush to give it a good scrub.
  12. Next up I change the bed sheets.
  13. Then it’s time for the floors – first I vacuum the whole house. I LOVE my Dyson cordless vacuum and since getting it haven’t touched my bigger Dyson. It’s so so easy to carry around and manoeuvre and does a perfect job of cleaning carpets, timber floorboards and tiles.
  14. I finish the floors with a mop, using a microfibre mop head, water and if needed the multipurpose spray.
  15. Lastly I clean the shower with the scrubby cloth and bathroom spray. You can also use the multipurpose spray on taps with any residue – spray and leave for 10 minutes then wipe.
  16. Finally all of my cloths go in the washing machine with all my kitchen and bathroom towels so they are ready for use again next week.

Big love,

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