Cleaning DIYs

Many cleaning products contain ingredients that are toxic and harmful to our bodies and environments and they often come packaged in plastic. Let's replace those chemicals with natural, homemade cleaning solutions! 

This page has some of our favorite cleaning DIY recipes that are natural and effective! If you decide to try a recipe, we recommend repurposing jars or containers that you already have and try your best to source the ingredients with minimal plastic.

We recommend using clothes or rags for cleaning instead of paper towels. We also offer a Sponge Cloth and Reusable Paper Towels.

We hope you enjoy these recipes and happy DIYing!

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BAKING SODA

When in doubt, use baking soda! It can be used to clean almost anything and is easy to find in plastic free packaging. In fact, this is the main ingredient in most of these recipes!

Just sprinkle it into a surface and scrub as needed! 

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SURFACE CLEANER

 Ingredients:
  • Baking Soda
  • Distilled white vinegar or castille soap 

 Directions: 

  1. Sprinkle baking soda on the surface.
  2. Spray the vinegar or castille soap over baking soda.
  3. Wipe it up! 

Note: Vinegar should not be used on granite or mineral surfaces, hard wood floors, or stone floors. 

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INFUSED ALL PURPOSE CLEANER

 Ingredients:
  • Orange peels / lemon peels / lavender (your choice for infusion) 
  • Distilled white vinegar
  • Water
  • Spray Bottle ( we recommend using what you have but we also offer this Amber Glass Bottle

 Directions: 

  1. Place citrus peels/ lavender buds/ choice of infusion into jar of choice. 
  2. Fill up the jar with distilled white vinegar. 
  3. Place your lid on and let it sit to infuse for at least 14 days. 
  4. After 14 days, remove the citrus peels/ choice of infusion.
  5. Dilute the solution with equal parts water. 
  6. Transfer to your Spray Bottle. 

Note: This cleaner should not be used on granite or other mineral surfaces. 

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SINK/ DRAIN DECLOGGER

 Ingredients:
  • Baking Soda
  • Boiling Water
  • Distilled white vinegar or apple cider vinegar

 Directions: 

  1. Add 1/2 cup baking soda over drain
  2. Pour vinegar over baking soda and let it sit for 10 minutes. 
  3. After 10 minutes, pour a pot of boiling water over the drain. 

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LIQUID LAUNDRY DETERGENT

 Ingredients:

 Directions: 

  1. Combine ingredients in a pot and let it simmer for 15 minutes. 
  2. Let the liquid cool and strain the liquid. 

Use 2-5 tbsp per load. 

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POWDER LAUNDRY DETERGENT

 Ingredients:
  • 1 Bar Pure Castile Soap 
  • 1 cup washing soda
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 10-20 drops essential oil (optional)

 Directions: 

  1. Grate the castile soap into fine pieces. 
  2. Mix all ingredients together and store. 

Use 2-5 tbsp per load. 

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Send us a message at info@rplanet.co if you have any questions or any recommendations of DIYs for us to add 💚 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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