How to make your own cleaning products in under 5 min

I like to read Buttoned Up posts and I like their product too. I recently saw GREAT info on making your own cleaning supplies.

This is SO simple!

I love that they give you the labels to print out, and on each label is the recipe for each cleaning product. Can you get any more simple then that?

Now all you need to do is make them!

I can’t wait to try all of them. I have already made the laundry detergent (although it’s not made in under 5 min, just for your information), but I love it!

To quote from the website:

“If you’re thinking of climbing on to this DIY cleaning bandwagon (which I highly encourage), we have created some lovely labels for your spray bottles. All you have to do is download (for FREE) and print right from your own computer on to some Avery Labels.”

Click Here to Download Labels (PDF)

Click Here to Download Labels (Microsoft Word)

Click Here to buy Avery Label Paper

To get the full site, go here: Buttoned Up-5 Min Cleaning

Direct site for the labels: here

*Adding this after writing the post: The glass container doesn’t matter for the laundry soap, you can use anything even a paper bag. ;)  Also, if you are using a HE washer, it’s ok. Just use 1 to 2 tablespoons for each load. Otherwise it’s 1/8cup for normal washers.


    • says

      You know, that is exactly what I was wondering. I am going to make the detergent now anyways in my large plastic tub. ;) I wrote on the blog of Buttoned Up but have not received a reply, so I’ll just go with what I’ve got. I’ll let you know when I find out! :)

    • says

      The glass jar isn’t needed. :) Just found out a little bit ago from ButtonedUp. It was just for looks. So anything will work, even a paper bag! :) I used a BIG blue plastic container with a lid.

  1. Mom says

    Great ideas!! So simply. Now to make it simpler you can mix them up and give them to me for Mother’s day!! ( with some flowers too please ) ;O) lol

    • says

      lol I’d say the laundry soap is the hardest. I’ve got Adam grating the soap for me. ;) Course he volunteered. I still need 3 tablespoons of lavender, but I think it’s not COMPLETELY needed. It makes A LOT! And 1/8 is a load. WOW this is going to last forever!

      • Mom says

        Well, if Adam grates it for you it should be simpler even more. lol BTW I have more lavender if you want to use it. :O)

    • says

      Thank you for letting me know about the container!! I was waiting on ButtonedUp to respond while in the middle of making the stuff. I thought the glass container might be important.. When I saw your message I just decided to go with putting it all in my big plastic container. Totally cool to make this! My first time. Pleasure having you stop by! :)

    • says

      When I saw these labels I just LOVED the idea of making my own cleaning supplies. I think what sold me the most was having the recipe on them all. What a nifty idea I thought. Can’t wait to use them (my printer ink is out! haha) It is WAY cheaper, no kidding! This laundry soap is going to last me FOREVER at 2 tablespoons a load. Thanks for stopping by! :D

  2. says

    I’m a new follower from VB. This post could not have come to my attention at a better time! I have been wanting to make my own cleaning products, and this is just amazing. I love how you can download and print the labels WITH the recipe. (Because otherwise I’m apt to forget it. lol) This is really as easy as it gets. Thank you for sharing this! I have really enjoyed your blog!
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    • says

      So happy to have helped! :) I too was wanting to make my own and when I saw that the recipes were on each label, I thought how easy can you get!? I made the laundry soap today, and it’s going to last FOREVER! And with an H/E washer it’s about 1 to 2 tablespoons a load! I was thrilled! Totally cheaper and better soap. Hope you enjoy making them. It was kinda fun to do it with my husband (he was the soap grater.;)) Thank you for stopping by! So happy you have enjoyed my blog. :D :D

    • says

      It is pretty interesting. I have only recently learned about this. The labels with recipes totally sold me on the idea. ;) Pleasure having you stop by!

    • says

      Thank you for sharing this on your page! :D It is safe for H/E washers. I have used it twice already. I DID learn that you use about 1 to 2 tablespoons a load with the he washers. (Boy it’s going to last forever now haha) Thanks for stopping by! :)

  3. says

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful post! I have never really thought about making my own cleaning products,but after reading this I want to give it a try. Would be nice to not have to worry about forgetting to buy a cleaner and needing it when I could make it and always have it. Thanks again for sharing and have a great evening!
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  4. says

    I love the label idea! I am so in to making my own cleaning supplies we already do that here but I am always tweaking things and trying new recipes. And I am a bit over organized when it comes to labelling things so for me that is really fun!!
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    • says

      That’s neat you already make them. I think I’ll be making them from now on. It’s too simple! I liked the labels too. In fact that’s really what sold me on the idea of making my own stuff. Having the recipes ON the containers really caught my attention. :)

  5. says

    This is a great idea! Cleaning products are getting so expensive to buy and have so many additives in them these days. I love the super cute labels too! I’ve made my own laundry detergent before but never the other two. I need to make them soon!

    • says

      That is so true! Stuff is getting more expensive. I was totally thrilled at the cost of the laundry soap, and how long it’s going to last me. :) I haven’t tried the others either, but I can’t wait. Pure ingredients with a cheaper price is always wonderful!


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