With the cost of practically everything on the rise, now is the perfect time to create some DIY cleaning products.  Besides saving you money, these non-toxic, natural alternatives easily cut through grease and grime, meaning they’re just as effective as your favorite store-bought products, but they’re budget-friendly and smell good too! 

All-Purpose Cleaner

This solution by Housewife How Tos is safe to use on all materials and countertops. 

  • 16 ounces water
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp liquid dish soap
  • 3-5 drops of essential oil (optional)

Flipp Tip: Use a damp microfiber cloth to wipe the surface after spraying this solution to avoid streaks and get a smooth surface. 

Glass Cleaner 

This homemade glass cleaner by Bobvila uses four simple ingredients, comes together in a shake of a bottle, and is streak-free! 

  • ¼ cup white vinegar (can substitute for lemon juice)
  • ½ tsp liquid dish soap
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 10-15 drops of essential oil (optional) 

Flipp Tip: Make sure to dust off the windows before using this solution for optimal shine. 

Room Freshener

Southern Living has this easy-to-use recipe that can be personalized to whichever scent you prefer. Combine the ingredients below in a spray bottle, give it a shake, and you’re good to spray throughout your home! 

  • 25 drops of your favorite essential oil
  • 2 tbsp baking soda
  • 2 cups water

Flipp Tip: This is great for people that get migraines from strong scents so add as little or as much essential oil to your preference. 

Stainless Steel Cleaner 

This hack by Kitchn uses just two ingredients. Simply spray your stainless steel appliances with vinegar and wipe with a microfiber cloth to get rid of the debris. Then dip the same cloth in a little bit of oil before wiping the surface to give it some shine. 

Flip Tip: Stainless steel surfaces have a grain that goes either horizontally or vertically, so make sure to rub in the direction of your grain for the best streak-free and clean results. 

Ditch those fancy cleaners and make your own cleaning products this spring. Make sure to check Flipp to find the lowest prices on all of your ingredients. 

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