I’ve got a secret to share. I haven’t bought all-purpose cleaner in years, YEARS. I used to buy the expensive 7th Generation spray, because I thought it was better for the environment and my household, and I still use the very bottles that spray came in.
Not only did I start making this all purpose spray to save money, but I feel better about not using harsh chemicals in our house if I can avoid it. It’s easy, simple and I never have to run to the store if I run out. I simply make more.
Here’s how I make it:
1 Empty Spray Bottle, 10 drops dish soap, 10 drops essential oil (Lavender, Lemon, Orange), 1/2 cup white vinegar, Water
If you’ve never used essentials oils before, a few drops go along way and they smell fabulous. I love using them in the spray for the lovely fragrance and to help hide the smell of vinegar. Lemon, lavender, orange and grapefruit are a few of my favorites.
Simply add some dish soap, about 10 drops or so.
10 drops of the essential oil, this step can be left out if you don’t have any, but I really love the smell of the oils.
1/2 cup of vinegar
and fill the rest of the bottle with water.
Screw the top back on, shake a bit, and use on any surface, table, counter top, floor, carpet, couch, sink, stove. I use mine on any and everything.
Some dried on goo, on my stove.
A few squirts and gone!
*never mind my finger, my camera was acting weird and wouldn’t take a picture with out it.
Do you make any cleaners yourself? What is your favorite?
Print This RecipeHomemade All-purpose Spray
1 Empty Spray Bottle
10 drops dish soap
10 drops essential Oil (Lavender, Lemon, Orange)
1/2 cup white vinegar
In an empty clean spray bottle, add 10 drops dish soap, 10 drops essential oil (optional), 1/2 cup white vinegar, and fill with water. Screw top on bottle, shake and use to clean on any surface.
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