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. CynD

    Thank you for the encouragement, My Mother had been a make it your self kind of lady. So I grew up making home cleaners. She was considered a health nut.. I use many of the same recipes as she did and it looks like you have many of the same. I am a DoTerra Oil rep, so all my cleaners smell great! I never have a reaction to any of the oils. I delight in them.

  2. Aeme

    Do I use cooking oil instead of essential oils?

    • Noemi

      Use essential oils not cooking oils, or you can just leave the essential oils out 🧡🧡


    Thank you for making the process of creating homemade cleaners seem so simple and accessible. Your step-by-step guide is truly transformative and makes it accessible to everyone.

    • Noemi

      I am so happy to hear that!! Thank you 🧡🧡❤😁

  4. Sharon

    I recently discovered your videos, you are such an inspiration to me. Your healthy recipes and homemade cleaner recipes are so easy to made and economical. With the rising prices I have saved so much on making my own cleaners.

    • Noemi

      I am so happy to hear that you are enjoying my videos and the cleaner recipes!😃😃💕

  5. Maureen

    My son “introduced” you to me just before Christmas last year! We’ve incorporated so many of your cleaning, storage, cooking and decorating methods into our home! And I just purchased some of your artwork – excited for that!! Thanks for being my Saturday AM YouTube buddy and ongoing inspiration!!!



    • Noemi

      Hi Sandra! Thank you so much for all of your support and for watching my videos! It really means a lot to me, and I’m so glad you enjoy them 😃💞❤❤ Hugs!

  7. Julia

    I cannot tell if my request to subscribe to your newsletter went through.
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    • Noemi

      Hi Julia ❤ I just added you for my newsletter! You should get the next one. Thank you SO much!!☺❤

  8. Pavlína

    I am thinking about heavy duty cleaner with citric acid and baking soda. Did you try this combination? I want something against limescale 🙂 We have very hard water in our area.

    • Noemi

      I haven’t tried that, but it sounds like it may work! I would love to know if you try it 🙂

  9. Karen

    Hello Noime. I live in Georgia and just found your YT channel yesterday. Looks so beautiful in Oregon..I have never been out west. Just thr Eastern states. Looks beautiful there. I have watched I think 5 vlogs..you have inspired me to get more organized. I have my Amazon bin full of storage containers lol.. I can’t get out and shop much bc my mom lives with us and is on Hospice so we can’t leave her. I think I will make the garbanzo bean fritters tomorrow with our fried salmon patties. I sent the recipe to my daughter inlaw. I look forward to watching more videos!
    Karen from Ga.

    • Noemi

      Hi Karen! I’m so glad you found my YouTube channel and find it enjoyable! Thank you so much for watching my videos ❤❤ My amazon cart is always full of some sort of organization things too ? Sending you and your mom hugs and well wishes ❤ I hope you and your daughter in law enjoy the garbanzo bean fritters too!

      • Sandra

        Bonjour I love your YouTube. I want to no what the compagnie little house you make whit your boy tank you.

        • Noemi

          Hi Sandra! 🤗 HERE is the link to the little house I made with him ❤️

  10. Annie

    Hello Noemi,
    I love watching your videos!
    They motivate me to organize my home and keep up with the daily cleaning so I’m not overwhelmed.
    However, I am not a minimalist and enjoy an English country style of decorating in my home. I am trying to adjust your tips to my style of decorating. I believe the organization principles and cleaning tips should still apply no matter what our personal decorating style is, do you agree?
    Sending much love and best wishes from New Jersey?????
    PS: I am very interested in your food preparation as I also have many food sensitivities and dietary requirements.
    I know on one of your videos you mentioned expanding to a couple more YouTube channels as well as your husband having his own channel, perhaps you can do one exclusively on food preparation, and how would I find those additional channels? Thank you?

    • Noemi

      Hi Annie ❤ Thank you so much for watching my videos, it really means a lot to me! I’m so glad my videos are helpful for motivation ? I think you should decorate in whatever way makes you feel happy 🙂 and I believe the organization and cleaning tips can still apply no matter how you like to decorate! I will be sharing some more about food preparation and recipes here on my website too! I don’t think at this time I am going to expand to more YouTube channels, but I will be putting more content here on the website including more of Z’s projects ???


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