This website says you only need 3 products to clean your whole house! I have found several more "recipes" that require other ingredients, but this is a great place to start.
I created a pinterest board and named it "saver" where I have been saving all my recipes.
One of the first cleaners I made was the all purpose cleaner. It is very simple, but cleans well and has lasted quite a while, although I did double it for my bottle.
1 teaspoon liquid dish soap
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons white vinegar
2 cups water
Then I made the dish detergent, but still haven't decided if I like it. If any of you have tried another or have any good tips, please leave a comment. I do like that I don't have to spend $4 on the store bought version though!
The next product I tried is AMAZING!!!! I used it on my shower door once and haven't had to clean it again in about 3 weeks. I let it sit for about an hour before I rinsed it off and it came off with little "scrubbing". Please, if you don't try any of these other cleaners, try this one! It is wonderful!
The last product I have switched is my laundry detergent. I was very hesitant to do so because of Selah's eczema. I wasn't sure how her sensitive skin would react. So far, so good, but I will update soon, after I'm sure.
I used Michelle Duggar's recipe, although I'm sure it's not her original, but I got it out of her book (thanks PJ!).
This is the one that spent most of my $20 because of the 5 gallon bucket and container to dispense the soap. I took about a week to find the exact one I wanted, found it at Walmart (good ol' WM).
But I haven't been limited to cleaning products in my natural switch. I really began in late December when I started using olive oil as a facial cleanser and moisturizer. I tried after reading a friends blog and thinking it would be worth a try.
The other care product I switched recently is shampoo! I never thought I would try it, but that is one of the things I really hate spending money on. So I started with the basic, baking soda shampooing but the other day I ran across this post that I found to have so much information and things I might like to try.
I am writing this post thinking that you probably will not even care about what products I use in my home, but I am so pleased with how it's going so far. And I am on the verge of meeting my monthly grocery budget for the first time in so long. I do, however, hope this post interests you enough for you to begin some research on your own. It's worth it!
*photos are not mine, but borrowed from corresponding website.