DIY Simple Cleaning Essentials | Schnucks

DIY Simple Cleaning Essentials


These DIY Spring Cleaning Essentails made with all-natural products are not only a safer way to clean your home, but are better for the environment.

Goodbye harsh chemicals! By keeping 6 household items on hand, you are able to mix up your own all-natural cleaners. Don’t keep pouring money down the drain! These DIY cleaners are affordable, all-natural and—best of all—work just as well as their store-bought counterparts.


This solution is safe to use on most fabrics, even delicates.

  • Lemon juice
  • Kosher salt
  • Distilled vinegar

Apply lemon juice and salt to stain and allow to sit for half an hour.
Rinse with vinegar and warm water, then add to washer with rest of load.


  • 1 cup distilled water
  • 1 cup distilled vinegar

Add ingredients to spray bottle and shake to combine.


Cleans everyday messes on countertops, floors and more.
Do not use on natural stone.

  • 1 cup distilled vinegar
  • 1 cup water sliced citrus of choice (like lemon or lime)
  • Fresh herbs of choice (like mint or rosemary)

Add ingredients to a spray bottle and gently shake. Allow to infuse 1 week.


Baking soda helps to balance pH levels and will leave clothes cleaner and brighter.

  • 1/2 cup baking soda

Add baking soda to drum of washing machine with laundry detergent before normal laundry routine.


  • 1 tbsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. castile soap

Combine ingredients into paste and scrub onto dishes or surfaces.


Removes odors from household items and appliances.

  • 1 quart warm water
  • 4 tbsp. baking soda

Combine water and baking soda in a large container.


  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • 1/2 cup distilled vinegar

Pour baking soda, then vinegar down drain. Cover drain with wet cloth. Let sit 5 minutes then rinse with warm water.


Essential Oils add pleasant aromas and are believed to provide additional healthful benefits.

If this is your first time using them, lemon and lavender are both great scents to start with. You can even mix different oils to create your own unique scents!