Make Your Own Cleaning Products

by Gerri Detweiler

Matt Jabs

Matt Jabs

Would you like to learn how to make your own natural cleaning products or personal care products to save money and avoid toxic chemicals? Me too! (I don’t know about you but one walk down the cleaning product aisle at the supermarket and I get a headache.) I’ve been subscribing to my guest Matt Jab’s newsletter for a while now and find great ideas every time I read it. I asked Matt to join me to share ideas for getting started on the DIY route and he generously shared a bunch of them!

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Learn how to make your own:

All purpose cleaner
Laundry soap
Dishwasher detergent
Deodorant
Toothpaste
And more!

Matt told me that one of his frustrations is how people are so quick to trust multinational corporate products but so skeptical about a proven homemade natural solution. Ummm, yeah, that struck a chord.

So I am working my way through the projects Matt suggested in this interview. I’ve started with the all-purpose cleaner he suggests (it works), the toothpaste alternative (so-so - still adapting) and am planning on hitting the liquor store soon to create my own deodorant (got your attention now?)

I hope you’ll give these DIY products a try with me and share your experiences in the comments below!

About My Guest


Matt and his wife Betsy write the more-addicting-than-Trader-Joes-dark-chocolate blog DIYNatural.com where they inspire and instruct readers to create completely natural, money-saving products for the home and personal care. They are the authors of DIY Natural Household Cleaners: How to make your own cleaners... naturally and have additional books on creating personal care products and condiments in the works.

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