I prefer to use natural products whenever possible. Too many chemicals is too many, and there are known issues with many of the ingredients used in common household products.
The amazing thing about making the following items yourself is that you will also save money.
Better for you, and money-saving? WIN, WIN, in my book!
Make your own homemade dishwasher cubes – from the website Make it Or Fix it Yourself
Make your own seasonings – from Self-Reliance by Jamie
Make your own Air Freshener – from The Burlap Bag
Make your own Laundry Detergent – from Sarah Nade
Make your own Cough Syrup – from Divas Can Cook
Make your own carpet cleaner/deodorizer – from The Creekline House