June 20, 2011

Cleaning Supply Recipes & Printable Labels

This would be the 3rd post with all-natural, homemade cleaning supply recipes. But this time, I'm also posting a collection of downloadable labels for them. {yay} If you missed the other cleaning suply posts, you should definitely check the out. I posted quite a few recipes for all types of cleaners. You can click here for Part 1 and here for Part 2.

For the first label source, head over to Making Chicken Salad and grab these cuties for glass cleaner, soft scrub, counter cleaner, and powder cleaner. She even provides you with recipes for these four cleaners, but hopefully you've been grabbing the ones I've been posting and will only need the one for soft scrub. Here's my soft scrub recipe and she has another option posted!

Soft Scrub for Fixtures:

  • ½ c. Baking Soda
  • Castile Soap
  • 10 drops of Antibacterial Essential Oil (optional)
Add enough Castile soap until you have a frosting-like consistency
Scrub, then rinse with water

I have to say these labels from Vinnie Pearce are my personal favorite. I heart them and will printing these off pronto! 
From this site you get labels for all purpose cleaner and carpet refresher- perfect to go with the recipes I've already given you. But I snagged this recipe for lemon dusters, from Wendy at Wendyl's Green Goddess, I wanted to make sure you guys had one handy.

Lemon Dusters 
  • 1/2 c. Water
  •  1/2 c. White Vinegar
  • 3-4 Lemons 
  • 6 drops Lemon Essential Oil
  • 6-8 pieces of Cloth to be used for dusting
Mix equal parts water and white vinegar in a bowl
Add essential oil a and soak dusters until they're damp 
Peel the rind of lemons and lay a few on each piece of cloth
Roll clothes lengthwise then roll that into a ball
Use as needed

How cute are these next labels?! They are from the unceasingly creative Martha Stewart
Are you surprised? You should have all the recipes you need for this one, especially with the clever- but vague- label titles.

I really like these labels- my only wish would be more of them! I bet you could print some blank ones and write in your own name. We have the Darling Octopus to thank for these guys.

Next we have laundry soap labels from Yum Universe. These are fantastically cute AND she offers them to us in 12 colors! Count them, 12! Uhh, thank you! I know I gave you guys a recipe or two for dry laundry soap, but in order to do these cute labels justice I thought I'd share my liquid detergent recipe as well. Be warned! It is not as easy as the other one!

Liquid Landry Detergent

  • 3 pints Water
  • 1/3 bar Fels Naptha Soap {grated}
  • ½ c. Washing Soda
  • ½ c. Borax
  • 2 gallon bucket
  • 1 quart hot Water

Mix soap in saucepan with 3 pints of water. Heat on low until dissolved. 
Stir in soda and borax until thickened. 
Remove from heat. Add 1 quart hot water to bucket, then soap mixture, mix well. 
Fill rest of bucket with hot water, mix and let sit for 24 hours. Use ½ c. per laundry load.

These next ones are not a download (*darn). But they are just lovely! So, for all those of you out there who own Cricuts, and the like, now you have some inspiration! Get on it and make your labels!

I'm pretty sure this goes to show our labels can be cute, even if they're just on cleaning supplies. I for one enjoy looking at beautiful things, even when it's while reaching for the toilet bowl cleaner...in fact, maybe a little but more then!

Make sure you check out my other posts, so you can bulk up your cleaning supply recipe lists!
 Check your basic supplies out here.
Add to your list here.

Oxyclean DIY Recipe


  1. Great links and super cute labels. :)

  2. So fun, I LOVE these ideas! Thanks for sharing them!

  3. Awesome!I have been posting lots of green cleaner recipes over at my place and these labels will be so very cute. This Thursday I am posting the labels I created for my dishwasher detergent and powder laundry soap. But the ones you have here are so cute too!!!

  4. this is so awesome!!!! i love it

  5. I love everything about this project. Budget friendly, green and great labels. I would love for you to share this project at my linky party.
    Thanks for the creative inspiration.
    carolyn | homework

  6. This is a great tutorial. I love saving money and making things that aren't toxic to use around the house. I know my readers will love this too. Please stop by www.laughloveandcraft.com and link up to my Share the Wealth Wednesday Link Party!

  7. This is such a great post! I am for sure a labeler. And the family is more likely to use something that is labeled (I mean other then marker). And these are so cute..

  8. Love the labels-I've been making my own countertop spray but it has a pretty ugly sharpie scribble on it right now :)

  9. So cute and so thoughtful of you to share those labels and recipes with us! Thank you! :)

    xoxo laurie

  10. What a great post!! Those labels are so cute!! It's always a good idea to label those bottles *especially* if there are children around. Thanks for sharing it with us!!

  11. I've always wanted to try homemade cleaning products! Thanks for the recipes and for making them pretty!

  12. SO much nicer than anything I can find in the stores! Pretty!
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  13. Wow! These are awesome clening recipes and I absolutely love the labels! I can't wait to print some off! :) I am so glad I found your blog! I am a new follower from HoD's blog party! :) Hope you have a wonderful week!
    Homemaker in Heels

  14. This is so awesome!! I am highly allergic to cleaning products, can't wait to try! Found you through Tip Junkie :)


  15. Some great recipes and the pretty labels make all the difference! I've just got mine labelled with a marker pen over old labels! Time for a spruce up I think! Thanks for the inspiration!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  16. Thank you thank you thank you for sharing this! I would love it if you would link up to my Tuesday Confessional link party going on now: http://www.craftyconfessions.com/2011/06/tuesday-confessional-link-party.html. I hope to see you soon!

  17. Thank you for sharing these! I can't wait to try out some of the recipes. Can you tell me if the liquid laundry soap works in high efficiency washers? At the store we have to buy certain soap :) Thank you!

  18. How sweet! My bottles just tend to have ugly sharpie writings on them!

  19. An interesting post. I've always labelled my bottles and containers, however, these labels look great.

  20. Love these! I'm just about to venture into making my own laundry soap! Perfect timing.
    Thanks so much !

  21. Hi there- found you through the Strut Your Stuff hop and am a new follower. Thanks so much for sharing this. I am planning to get pregnant and was starting to worry about using industrial cleaners for the house...I really wan to clean naturally. I hope you have time to follow my life in South Africa by http://withoutcomplexities.blogspot.com

    Have a great weekend!

  22. These are great! Thanks for the recipes and the great labels. And thanks for linking this up as well.

  23. I just found you over at Stuff and Nonsense...I've always wanted to try making some of these cleaning supplies. And yes, I agree a pretty bottle makes everything more fun :) Laurel@chippingwithcharm

  24. Thanks for the recipe and labels!!
    Thank you so much for linking it up to {nifty thrifty sunday} last week!
    Hope to see more of your creativity tonight! :)

  25. Oh I love all of these! Thanks for sharing. They make cleaning a little more beautiful :)

  26. They are all so cute, I am going to have a hard time choosing! Thanks for linking up to the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop.

  27. Great post, great labels and great recipes.
    I also use home-made cleaning solutions, but I have never thought of putting so beautiful labels on them. Thanks for the idea.


  28. Thanks for the links and the recipes! I am super stoked!

    Your new follower!

  29. Thanks for all the cute labels! I make all of my own cleaners as well and could use some labels like these. =)

  30. Great post! I have been meaning to start making my own cleaning products, maybe soon I will.
    I am featuring it tomorrow morning on my blog, you can stop by and grab a button if you want. :)

  31. Great post.. I'm bookmarking it! I, too, enjoy things that are easy on the eyes... especially when cleaning!

  32. Cute labels and great recipes!

  33. Love those last ones, too bad they're not available. Great round up!

  34. Thanks for charing. where did you get the information about homade cleaning products, who is your source?

    Daniel Esteban
    Homemade cleaning products

  35. I love this. I cantle bothered to label mine. I usually only use water and vinegar for everything...but this has inspired me to make some labels!

  36. I love your labels and all of your cleaners. I featured them all at So Very Creative in a round-up.

  37. I love the cleaning blog. Can you tell me what type of dusting cloth you placed in the canister?

  38. These are really great ideas, but I was wondering if the laundry detergents will work in high efficiency washers?

  39. Thanks for putting all this together - I've got it linked to my household cleaners post too today, yay!

  40. These are the best things on Earth!!! No really!!!

  41. featuring these on the 17th at decor2adoreable.com


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