Get rid of germs without using harsh chemicals. You can make lots of household cleaners without using harsh chemicals or spending a lot of money. You can even make heavy duty cleaners with common household items. It doesn't take a lot of time or money just a little mixing and you are ready to go. There are lots of different recipes but here is one way to make your own homemade heavy-duty disinfectant cleaner: Ingredients: 1/4 cup powdered laundry detergent 1 tablespoon borax 3/4 cup hot water 1/4 cup pine oil, or pine-based cleaner 1. Slowly stir the detergent and borax into the water to dissolve. 2. Add the pine oil and mix well. You can find pine oil at hardware stores. If you are using the cleaner for the bathroom cleaning, use it full strength. In the kitchen, dilute it with water.