DIY cleaners from homemade ingredients.

Making simple, effective cleaners with ingredients from the home not only reduces the amount of chemicals you use, but it also reduces garbage and saves you money.


“Been looking for glass bottles like these for a while, now i don’t have to worry about the essential oils in a plastic spray bottle disintegrating the plastic. They are very nice to hold and easy to use. Love the recipes on them!”     -Sherry H.   

Easy-to-follow recipes printed on each container.

Replace chemical-based cleaners with safer homemade recipes. Simply choose your recipe, add ingredients as you fill up the bottle, and you’ve got a safe, effective cleaner!


“These bottles took the struggle out of measuring ingredients and really made me feel good about eliminating plastic and toxic products. Super effective cleaning formulas are listed on the bottle and I love that I can play with various scents with me essential oils! Thank you CE!”   -Jess M.   

Designed to be beautiful.

Replace chemical-based cleaners with safer homemade recipes. Simply choose your recipe, add ingredients as you fill up the bottle, and you’ve got a safe, effective cleaner!


“These bottles are super durable and fantastic. I love using them. The recipes for the cleaners are great and I will be ordering a couple more bottles, so I can have one for everything I need.”

-Michael A. 

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Make safe, effective, non-toxic cleaners…

Using common, easy-to-find ingredients.

Cleaning Essentials provides everything you need to incorporate green cleaning into your life. That means beautiful, durable, reusable containers; totally safe and natural recipes for making your own green cleaners; and powerful essential oils to replace chemical-based artificial fragrances and conventional antibacterials. When you take into account production resources, carbon footprint, throw-away bottles, and recycling costs, the most green way to clean is to make your own homemade cleaners!

Easy-to-follow recipes printed right on each container.

Simply choose which cleaner you want to make and add ingredients as you fill up the bottle.

Every batch of household cleaner that you make from natural ingredients and essential oils reduces your family’s exposure to untested and proven-toxic chemicals. Every time you make your own cleaning product with Cleaning Essentials, you’re saving money. Every time you reuse a Cleaning Essentials container, you’re eliminating one more plastic cleaning bottle from entering the trash cycle. Every recipe you make at home takes one more container out a long and convoluted industrial supply chain, saving emissions from trucking and shipping.

Why DIY?


The indoor environment is said to be up to 10x more polluted than the outdoors.  A major contributor is chemical based cleaners and air fresheners.  Replace these with homemade solutions and live a healthier lifestyle.


Single use plastic containers are one of the largest sources of pollution affecting the world today.  Reduce the amount of plastic containers that end up in our oceans and the chemicals that pollute our environment.


Making a batch of homemade cleaner costs anywhere from .50 / .75.  Comparatively a container of budget generic all purpose cleaner is $6.99.  Make a more effective, healthier cleaner for less than the generic, toxic cleaner from the store.


Why make my own cleaner?

Making your own household cleaning products is not only healthier for you, it’s also better for the environment — and your wallet! Creating cleaners from homemade ingredients reduces the chemicals to which you expose yourself and your family. It also reduces the amount of plastic waste and chemicals flushed down the drain. Every batch of natural cleaner you make at home using ingredients you already have saves you money over buying cleaning products at the store. For more information on DIY homemade cleaners, click here.

How do essential oils help with cleaning?

Essential Oils not only add a pleasant fragrance to cleaning products, they also help with the cleaning power. Essential Oils are natural plant-based oils that have a wonderful antibacterial property. Adding these oils to your cleaner not only makes it smell nice, it helps clean, too. Learn more about cleaning with Essential Oils here.

Why use glass? Won’t it break?

Glass is by far the best material for storing and preserving Essential Oils. Since Essential Oils are very concentrated, they can break down and degrade plastic and even some metals. We use a heavy and durable glass bottle that can withstand everyday use. But, if by chance you accidentally break one, we’ll replace it. Check out our guarantee.

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