How To Make Your Own Household Products (PHOTOS)

What better way to live a greener existence than in your own home? While we all want to keep a green home without sacrificing cleanliness, the notoriously dangerous chemicals that are in the majority of household products are making our homes less then safe. Most homes in the United States create a buildup of 100 pounds of hazardous waste, which is caused by the toxic ingredients in cleaning products and other household necessities like batteries and house paint. The EPA estimates that the air inside of most American homes is 2 to 5 times more polluted than outside air. With this in mind, we here at HuffPost Green decided to investigate green, safe and easy make your own household products recipes.

Interested in making your own laundry detergent? Dish soap and furniture polish? Even silver cleaner? Flip through our slideshow of DIYGreen household product recipes and create your own. If you're lucky, you will find that you have most of the necessary ingredients at home already.

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