According to About.com, one of the best homemade cleaning solutions is a simple mixture of warm water and vinegar in a spray bottle. It disinfects and deodorizes with good cleaning power.
For a good, homemade, all-purpose scrub, Martha Stewart suggests applying a paste of plant-based soap and baking soda to the face of a sliced lemon. The lemon acts as a sponge with citrus scent, and the baking soda provides scrubbing power and deodorizes. When applying these cleaning solutions to new materials, test them on a small section of the surface to ensure that they do not damage the material.