Why Homemade Cleaners?

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“When your environment is clean you feel happy motivated and healthy” -Lailah Gifty Akita

I want to share 5 reasons why I choose homemade cleaners and why you should too. Homemade cleaners are really simple to produce and are healthier than store-bought cleaners, plus they are really inexpensive to make, they’re basically free.

Scandish Home - Noemi Cleaning

5 Reasons I Choose Homemade Cleaners:

  1. You can control the ingredients in cleaners you make
  2. Homemade cleaners allow for better air quality in your home
  3. Homemade cleaners are cost effective
  4. Homemade cleaners are environmentally friendly and produce less waste
  5. Homemade cleaners eliminate resistant bacteria

Fragrant cleaning products have been associated with a range of adverse health effects such as migraine headaches, asthmatics, respiratory difficulties, neurological problems, mucosal symptoms, and dermatitis.

Fragrances are linked to a staggering numbers of health risks across multiple research studies. Chemicals used to make fragrances are classified as allergens, hormone disruptors, asthma triggers, neurotoxins, and carcinogens. Fragrances are highly toxic and that’s why I started to use homemade cleaners.

A clean home leaves fewer places for germs and bacteria to hide. Dust and allergens can build up in carpets and bedding and that can lead to worse allergies, and on top of all of that, respiratory irritation.

My homemade cleaner recipes are very easy to make. As well, the cost is so minimal it almost seems free!

Products I Recommend for Homemade Cleaners

I bought this glass bottle over 4 years ago and it’s still works great and I use it a lot! You can find this glass bottle HERE.

I also love to use these swedish dishcloths to clean and wipe down the counter.

You can find all of my cleaning supplies in my Amazon store, or in the links below!

You can also find all of my cleaning and other non-toxic home recipes here.

Scandish Home Cleaning Glass Bottle

All Purpose Cleaner

• 1 1/2 Cup water
• 1/2 teaspoon dish soap
• 20 drops of tangerine essential oil or good mood essential oil

Heavy Duty Cleaner

• 1/4 Cup baking soda
• 1 Tablespoon sal suds
• 1 Tablespoon fractionated coconut oil
• 15 drops of essential oil (I like lemon or tangerine)

Glass Cleaner Recipe #1

It might not smell great, but it’s way better for your heath when using indoors.

Glass Cleaner Recipe #2

  • 50% rubbing alcohol
  • 50% water.

My honest opinion is that this one cleans the mirrors and the glass a little better than the vinegar recipe option, but it is highly toxic to breathe in because of the VOC (volatile organic compounds – has plastic and can cause neurological damage). Because of this, I only use this recipe option outside.


  1. Atrayee Chattopadhyay

    I love everything about you Noemi as well as loving your videos, your tips about home cleaning and different things, I have introduced every bit of yours into my home and enjoying cleaning and cooking in your way. I am so happy that I found a friend like you so innovative and talented. Saw your website and newsletter everything is too good,keep it up and constantly guide me.

    • Noemi

      Thank you so much for your sweet comment Atrayee ❤ I am so glad you love my videos and thank you so much for watching and being here ??

  2. Fatma

    Hi Noemi,
    I really like your video. They encourage me to make housework. I wonder how you clean your jute rugs. Can you get rid off the dirt easily

    • Noemi

      Hi Fatma! Thank you for watching my videos, it means so much to me ☺? The jute rugs are easy to clean! I just vacuum the tops and underneath side of them. You can see how I do it in this video HERE from last week. :)?

      • Carolyn Ellis

        Hi Neomi
        I too,love my homemade cleaning recipes.
        I’m going to try yours, but what are sal suds please?
        I’m over in the UK
        Love your sense of humour
        Your accent is very different from my Swedish friend
        But I think you’re Polish!!!

        • Noemi

          Hi Carolyn! Thank you so much for being here 🤗🤗 Sal suds is just a concentrated soap made by the company Dr. Bronners. I’m so glad you enjoy my videos! ❤

  3. Lynn

    Hi Noemi,
    We love watching your videos since last year, I love those tips and your cleaning style, I love those woods shelves. Thank you and looking forward for more tips and more videos.

    • Noemi

      Hi Lynn! I’m so glad you love my videos and the tips I share ?❤ Thank you so much for watching my videos and reading my blog! ?

    • Teresa Winkler

      Hello Noemi!
      I’m so glad I found your videos on
      Love your tips, ideas, recipes and style.
      I just ordered the blue spray bottles and orange essential oil for cleaning.
      Can’t wait to start using to save money and better for our home.
      But I noticed that the essential oil has been crossed out in the recipes.
      I was wondering why.
      Have your recipes changed and if so can you email me updates ones.
      Thank you so much!! 😊

  4. Lata

    Hi Noemi,
    I love watching your videos. I have learnt a lot from them .Now I make my own cleansers at home and they turn out very nice.I love the positive energy which you have and spread everywhere. I also like your waterpainting would love to purchase one if tell me how I can get it.

    • Noemi

      Hi Lata! Thank you so much for watching my channel ❤ Woohoo – I am glad you are liking the homemade cleaners! I love them too. On my website, if you go to “Art for Sale” at the top, you can purchase one of my paintings there ? Thank you for all your support!

  5. Brianna

    Hello there, I’ve been watching your channel for a long time now and I never get bored with your videos. They really make me get off the couch and do an extra decluttering job, lol, I guess everyone needs a little push now and then…..

    • Noemi

      Hi Briana! Thank you sooo much for watching my videos, I really appreciate it. ❤ I’m glad they are motivating for you! I also need a push sometimes. ?

  6. Rein

    Thank you Noemi

    • Noemi

  7. Kit

    Hi Noemi,

    I really like the neutral colors of your clothing. Do you have a specific place you shop? Also love all of your videos!

    Thank you. Kit

  8. Karen

    Dear Naomi, your videos, your minimalism and your way of housekeeping inspire me so much. In fact, I’m chaotic and fot many years didn’t manage the housework in a proper way. Your videos had a big impact on the way, my house looks now (clean and tidy). I’m so glad about it. My question to you: how do you wash/clean your (Merino?)-duster?

    • Noemi

      Hi Karen! I’m so happy that my videos are inspiring and helpful for you ? Good job on tidying up your home! To clean my duster, I just vacuum it. I will try to show exactly how I do it in a short video about this. 😀

    • imma

      Hola Naomi, desde España veo cada semana tu canal, son tan inspiradores…!!!.
      Gracias por aportar tantas ideas practicas para el dia a dia. Que suerte debe ser tener una vecina como tu..Jeje…
      No entiendo mucho inglés y me gustaria que los videos de youtube se pudieran traduciar al español, entonces si que seria genial.
      Mientras voy practicando mi inglés.
      Gracias Naomi por compartir un pedacito de tu vida, eres muy generosa

  9. Alison

    Hi Noemi!
    I love your website and have been binge watching it! I have purchased the bottles and things and made your cleaners. You are very relaxing to listen to and enjoyable.
    I really love your kitchen and bathroom cabinet drawers I am a convert now and looking to redo mine Did you used ikea exclusively and did you design the kitchen yourself?
    I also think your toilet is great too can you link that also lol

    Thank you for all of the best information!

    • Noemi

      Hi Alison! Thank you so much for watching my videos and visiting my website, it really means so much ? I really love the cleaners and hope you do too. I used Ikea exclusively for the drawers and cabinets, with lots of help from Zsolt. We designed the kitchen ourselves. The countertops are from a local store! Our toilet is from amazon and HERE IS THE LINK ?? I hope this helps and good luck with remodeling! ❤

      • Alison

        Thank you so much for the information. I love the way your kitchen looks and functions! I love the fun things you do with your family, Zsolt is very talented!.
        Are you going to continue to renovate houses?
        Excited for all of your vlogs! Thanks again!

        • Noemi

          Hi Alison! Thank you so much for being here ❤❤ and thank you for the kind comment! We don’t have plans to renovate another house right now but you never know what’s next ??

        • Donna

          Hi Noemi, are these cleaners antibacterial for use in the bathroom please? You’ve finally convinced me after years of watching you to give these cleaners a try. Donna 😊

  10. Helen Healy

    Hello Noemi
    I only started watching your videos in November and I honestly thought from the look of your home and the videos of your garden that you lived in Sweden! I couldn’t believe it when I heard you say you lived in the US early in January. You certainly fooled me.
    The nicest thing about watching the videos is when I’m doing all my chores around the house, I don’t feel like I’m the only person doing these tasks. I now think ‘well Noemi has just as much work as me to do and we can work alongside each other even though she’s on the other side of the world.’ I just pop you tube on in the background and I’m away!
    The contented feeling I get when the house is clean and tidy is worth all the effort. Thanks for doing the channel and making us neat freaks feel a little bit less weird 😉 and just maybe a bit proud.
    Happy Homemaking
    In Fremantle, Western Australia

    • Noemi

      Hi Helen! Thank you so much for watching my videos and for your comment ? I am so glad we can do chores and homemaking together ?? I love the feeling of a clean and tidy home too! ?❤❤

      • Eeme

        Hi Noemi

        Thank you so much for the information.
        Do you use cooking oil instead of essential oil?

        • Noemi

          Hi there! When it calls for oil, I only use essential oil for my cleaners💖

          • Aeme

            Oh my God, I used cooking oil to clean the wood. Thank you so much for the clarification. I will never do it again💗

    • Anneli Franzén

      I’m from Sweden and reacted almost the same! I guess it’s the items from IKEA that they like in their home. They are to be find all over the world these days but I jump every time I see something I have myself or recognize. ?

      • Noemi

        I love ikea as you can see in my videos! Thanks so much for watching, Helen ❤❤

        • Donna

          Hi Noemi, are these cleaners antibacterial for use in the bathroom please? You’ve finally convinced me after years of watching you to give these cleaners a try. Donna 😊


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