Clean your entire home with chemical-free household ingredients

Growing up, my mom always complained about cleaning products. They dried out her hands, burned her skin, made her eyes water, and smelled funny.

But she used them, because the alternative -- a filthy house -- was not an option.

Household cleaning products are typically brimming with elusive chemicals like phthalates, triclosan, and utoxyethanol, which can eventually lead to dangerous diseases. Plus: They're expensive to boot.

However, there are safe, effective, and inexpensive alternatives to store-bought cleaning products -- and they can be easily made right in your very home.

In this LittleThings exclusive, we've shared some of our favorite cleaning combinations that really work. Not only will these save your hands and eyes, but your wallet, too.

Which of these cleaning combinations will you be trying out in your home? Let us know in the comments below!

Please SHARE if you love the idea of creating chemical-free cleaning supplies!

LittleThings / Maya Borenstein

If you want your home sparkling clean and smelling minty fresh, this all-natural peppermint all-purpose cleaner is perfect.

All you need is water, rubbing alcohol, natural dish soap, and peppermint, lemon, or orange essential oil.

And keep in mind that just one bottle can last months -- even years!

LittleThings / Maya Borenstein

Need something to soak your dishes in? Or maybe something to scrub those greasy stove burners?

Water, freshly-squeezed lemon juice, castile soap, and baking soda is all you need for this degreasing miracle.

LittleThings / Maya Borenstein

Disinfectants are great to zap germs and bacteria off household surfaces — but surprisingly, you don't need chemicals to do this.

All you need is white vinegar, vodka, lavender essential oil, lemon essential oil, and water to disinfect your home.

LittleThings / Maya Borenstein

Make mirrors and glass sparkle (and smell fresh as mint) with this glass-cleaning combo.

Just combine water, vinegar, rubbing alcohol, and peppermint essential oil. Your mirrors and glass surfaces will be shiny in no time.

LittleThings / Maya Borenstein

Is your under-the-sink cabinet bursting with bottles of cleaner? Switch them out for this all-natural ultimate kitchen scrub!

Mix up some natural dish soap, baking soda, clove essential oil, and water, and you'll have the perfect counter cleaner.

LittleThings / Maya Borenstein

Give your shower a rinse that'll leave it squeaky-clean with this mixture. Simply combine some white vinegar and water, and your tub will look brand new!

LittleThings / Maya Borenstein

Did you know that your sink is one of the dirtiest places in your kitchen? Scrub it clean with this killer combo.

Mix up some baking soda, lemon essential oil, clove essential oil, castile soap, and water to create an all-natural sink scrubber.

LittleThings / Maya Borenstein

Get rid of nasty mildew and mold with this cleaning cocktail.

All you need is water, tea tree oil, and baking soda to scrub down your bath, shower, laundry room, or any other moldy nooks.

LittleThings / Maya Borenstein

Make hardwood floors shine with this basic trio. Just combine some white vinegar, water, and lemon essential oil to bring those floors sparkling back to life!

LittleThings / Maya Borenstein

Even your car can get the natural-cleaning treatment with this chrome cleaner. All you need is water, castile soap, and white vinegar.

Is there a natural cleaning combination you love that we missed? Let us know in the comments!

Please SHARE and help more people clean their homes without chemicals!

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