The Organically Clean Home: 150 Everyday Organic Cleaning Products You Can Make Yourself--The Natural, Chemical-Free Way

The Organically Clean Home: 150 Everyday Organic Cleaning Products You Can Make Yourself--The Natural, Chemical-Free Way

by Becky Rapinchuk
The Organically Clean Home: 150 Everyday Organic Cleaning Products You Can Make Yourself--The Natural, Chemical-Free Way

The Organically Clean Home: 150 Everyday Organic Cleaning Products You Can Make Yourself--The Natural, Chemical-Free Way

by Becky Rapinchuk


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Cleaning products that save money—and the planet!

Forget about chemical cleaners and pricey "green" products—all you need are a few simple kitchen staples to make your whole house sparkle! The Organically Clean Home features 150 easy-to-make recipes for cleaning products filled with all-natural ingredients you can trust (and actually pronounce!). From dishwasher detergent to antibacterial wipes, America's favorite cleaning blogger Becky Rapinchuk guides you through the steps needed to make these everyday necessities—without spending a fortune.

Complete with simple instructions for packaging and storing your homemade cleaners, you'll enjoy turning each room into a beautiful and toxic-free space with fresh-scented products like:
  • Lemon and clove hardwood floor cleaner
  • No-bleach laundry whitener and brightener
  • Peppermint glass and mirror wipes
  • Lavender and lemon bathroom disinfecting spray
  • Citrus foaming hand soap
With The Organically Clean Home, you'll save hundreds of dollars every month—and have a clean, healthy home that you and your family can feel good about.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440572517
Publisher: Adams Media
Publication date: 04/18/2014
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 676,039
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Becky Rapinchuk of has been featured on and HGTV and has also provided content and cleaning consulting for Scotch-Brite (3M), Peapod/Reckitt,, and Bissell. Circle of Moms named Clean Mama one of the Top 25 Home Management Blogs, iVillage named her as one of the 10 Organizers You Should Be Following on Pinterest, and Skinny Scoop named Clean Mama one of the Top 25 Organization Blogs. Rapinchuk is also's housekeeping expert.

Table of Contents

Introduction 13

Chapter 1 Organic Cleaning 101 15

Chapter 2 Build Your Cleaning Kit 27

Chapter 3 Recipes for the Kitchen 37

Citrus Liquid Hand Soap 38

Citrus Foaming Hand Soap 39

Lemon and Clove Liquid Dish Soap 40

Lemon Dishwasher Detergent-Powder 41

Lemon Dishwasher Detergent-Liquid 42

Lemon Dishwasher Detergent-Tablets 43

Oven Cleaner-Spray 44

Oven Cleaner-Paste 45

Oven Cleaner-Overnight 45

Filter Cleaner (Stove and Hood) 47

Lemon Microwave Oven Cleaner-Spray 48

Lemon Microwave Oven Cleaner-Steam 49

Cabinet Cleaner 50

Lemon and Peppermint All-Purpose Cleaner 51

Lemon and Peppermint All-Purpose Cleaning Concentrate 52

Tea Tree and Orange Disinfecting Cleaner 53

Tea Tree and Orange Disinfecting Cleaning Concentrate 54

Lemon and Clove Nightly Sink Scrub 55

Fruit and Veggie Wash 56

Sticker and Goo Remover 57

Stainless Steel Cleaner 58

Stainless Steel Polish 59

Refrigerator Cleaner 60

Freezer Cleaner 61

Laminate Countertop Deep Cleaner 62

Marble Cleaner 63

Granite Cleaner 64

Hood/Range Cleaner (Oil-Based) 65

Citrus Stove Cleaner 66

Kitchen Disinfecting Paste 67

Kitchen Disinfecting Spray 68

Small Appliance Cleaner 69

Lemon Disposal Freshener 70

Lemon Disposal Cleaner 71

Lemon Disposal Tablets 72

Natural Drain Unclogger 73

Knife Block Cleaner 74

Keurig Cleaner 75

Coffeepot Cleaner 76

Ice Machine Cleaner 77

Plastic Storage Container Cleaner 78

Teakettle Mineral Deposit Cleaner 79

Chemical-Free Silver Cleaner 80

Disinfecting Wood Cutting Board Cleaner 81

Lemon and Peppermint Garbage Can Freshening Tablets 82

Chapter 4 Recipes for Bathrooms 83

Lavender and Lemon Bathroom Disinfecting Spray 84

Peppermint Daily Shower Cleaner Spray 85

Soap Scum Sponges 86

Soap Scum Remover 87

Lemon and Clove Liquid Hand Soap 88

Lemon and Clove Foaming Hand Soap 89

Lavender and Lemon Disinfecting Cleaning Wipes 90

Peppermint Window and Mirror Cleaner 91

Lemon Grout Cleaner 92

Lemon Whitening Grout Cleaner 93

Lemon and Peppermint Tile Cleaner 94

Showerhead Cleaner 95

Disinfecting Toilet Bowl Cleaner 96

Lemon and Peppermint Toilet Cleaning Treatment 97

Vinyl Shower Curtain Cleaner 98

Whirlpool Tub Cleaner 99

Rust Remover 100

Peppermint and Tea Tree Mold and Mildew Preventer 101

Peppermint and Tea Tree Mold and Mildew Remover 102

Vent Cleaner 103

Lemon and Clove Scrubbing Sauce 104

Natural Drain Cleaner 105

Chapter 5 Recipes for Laundry 107

Lemon and Clove Powdered Laundry Soap-Small Batch 108

Lemon and Clove Powdered Laundry Soap-Big Batch 109

Lemon and Lavender Liquid Laundry Soap-Small Batch 110

Lemon and Lavender Liquid Laundry Soap-Big Batch 111

Lemon and Clove Fabric Softener-Liquid 112

Fabric Softener-Vinegar 113

Wrinkle Releaser 114

Design-a-Scent Dryer Sheet 115

HE Washing Machine Cleaner 116

Regular Washing Machine Cleaner 117

Pretreat Goo 118

Pillow Cleaner 119

Lemon Natural Whitener 120

Whitening Gel 121

No-Bleach Laundry Whitener and Brightener 122

Stain Spray-General 123

Tea Tree Stain Stick 124

Homemade Oxygen Bleach Paste 125

Pet Stain Remover 126

Chapter 6 Recipes for Bedrooms and Living Spaces 127

Lavender Mattress Freshener 128

Peppermint and Lavender Linen Refresher 129

Citrus Wood Cleaner and Polish 130

Lemon Wood Polish 131

Citrus Wood Cleaner 132

Citrus Microfiber Wood Cleaning Cloths 133

Disposable Citrus Furniture Wipes-Wood 134

Natural Scratch Remover 135

Leather Wipes 136

Peppermint Glass and Mirror Wipes 137

Lemon and Peppermint Ail-Purpose Cleaning Wipes 138

Peppermint and Tea Tree Antibacterial Wipes 139

Lavender and Lemon Pet Foot Wipes 140

Lemon and Clove Air Freshener Spray 141

Cinnamon and Spice Air Freshener Simmer 142

Microfiber Furniture Cleaning Kit 143

Lemon and Clove Furniture Freshening Spray 144

Leather Cleaner 145

Leather Scratch Remover 146

Upholstered Fabric Cleaner 147

Electronics Wipes 148

Electronics Cleaning Solution 149

Essential Oil Air Freshener 150

Chapter 7 Recipes for Floors 151

Citrus Carpet Freshener 152

Odor Absorber 153

Peppermint Laminate Floor Cleaner 154

Citrus Tile Floor Cleaner 155

Lemon and Mint Vinyl Floor Cleaner-Spray 156

Carpet Disinfectant and Cleaner 157

Carpet Spot Remover (Unknown Spot) 158

Carpet Stain Remover 159

Carpet Cleaner for Machines 160

Citrus and Mint Hardwood Floor Cleaner-Bucket 161

Lemon and Clove Hardwood Floor Cleaner-Spray Mop 162

pH-Neutral Hardwood Floor Cleaner 163

Floor Wipes-Dry 164

Floor Wipes-Wet 165

Baseboard and Door Cleaner 166

Chapter 8 Recipes for the Nursery and Playroom 167

Citrus and Tea Tree Fabric Sanitizer Spray 168

Citrus Diaper Pail Fresheners 169

Hand Sanitizer Spray 170

Hand Sanitizer Gel 171

Lemon Room-Freshening Spray 172

Toy Cleaner-Soak 173

Toy Cleaner-Spray 174

Bathtub Toy Cleaner 175

Baby Stain Spray Remover 176

Cloth Diaper Soak 177

Bleach Alternative 178

Kids' Cleaning Wipes 179

Lemon and Mint Hand and Face Wipes 180

Chapter 9 Recipes for the Garage/Basement/Garden 183

Garden Tool Cleaning Kit 184

Cement Patio and Pavers 185

Deck-Composite and Wood 186

Deck and Patio Furniture 187

Paintbrush Cleaner 188

Heavy-Duty Window Cleaner 189

Heavy-Duty Floor Cleaner 190

Outside Toy Cleaner 191

Humidifier and Dehumidifier Cleaner 192

Air Filter-Furnace 193

Car Washing Solution 194

Car Interior Wipes 195

Grill Cleaner 196

Natural Insect Repellent 197

Appendix: Cleaning Checklists 199

Weekly Cleaning Checklist 200

Weekly Cleaning Checklist (blank) 201

Monthly (Rotating) Cleaning Checklist 202

Monthly (Rotating) Cleaning Checklist 204

Household Cleaning Checklist (blank) 206

Declutter Before You Clean Checklist 207

The One-Day Clean 208

The Weekend Clean 209

The One-Week Deep Clean 210

The 31-Day Cleaning Plan 211

The Deep-Cleaning Checklist 212

Pretreating Stain Removal Guide 213

Notes 215

Metric Conversion Chart 216

Index 217

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