Why bother? Why go to the trouble of homemade cleaners when buying commercial products is so much easier?

That was my arrogant response so many years ago when the idea of making my own cleaning products made no sense to me at all. I’ve come a long way! Oh my, have I.

Cleaning bottles in bucket that hold homemade cleaners better than store bought

Here are my top four reasons to make your own cleaning products:

  1. It takes as little as 30 seconds to mix up any number of homemade natural cleaning products—a lot less time than finding the right aisle in the supermarket or another store.
  2. Homemade cleaners give you complete control over the ingredients. Conventional cleaning products often contain toxic chemicals, harsh smells, unpleasant residues, or allergy-inducing irritants. 
  3. Making your own cleaning products is super cheap because they use simple everyday ingredients—things you may have already in your pantry.
  4. Homemade cleaners using natural ingredients perform equally well if not better than expensive name brands cleaners. 

Come to think of it, I can’t really think of any valid reasons not to make our own household cleaning products. Read more