03/17/2015 05:07 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

5 Homemade Household Cleaners

Sure, you could buy expensive cleaning products full of scary-sounding chemicals. Or you could make your own at home. Here are five simple recipes for everyday cleaners that are easy, cheap and free of ingredients you can't pronounce.

Soap Flakes + Borax + Washing Soda = Laundry Detergent. Get the recipe.


Vodka + Essential Oil = Air Freshener. Get the recipe.


Washing Soda + Borax + Vinegar + Essential Oil = All-Purpose Cleaner. Get the recipe.


Baking Soda + Tea Tree Oil + Vinegar = Toilet Bowl Cleaner. Get the recipe.


Vinegar + Lemon Juice + Water = Glass Cleaner. Get the recipe.


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