This Natural DIY All-Purpose Cleaning Spray is an effective cleaner that you can use in any room in your home. You can make a non-toxic excellent cleaner for your home with just a few ingredients. Creating a safer more natural way to clean.
When it comes to products that come into my home, I am weary, to say the least. I like to keep things as natural as I can. Often when you do this you will find that purchasing the natural alternative to chemical-based cleaners comes with a bit of a price increase.
No shocker there if you are one to opt for anything organic in the grocery store. Not to mention, most often I found that the natural cleaners I did invest in, didn’t seem to clean well. I have tried them all. Or at least it feels that way. Even the ones with the monthly membership. I may have leftover bottles of things I bought and didn’t even use because they were surprisingly so ineffective.
I began to make my own. After quite a bit of hit and misses in the cleaning department, I am happy to share with you my go-to recipe for an all-purpose spray that works! The very best part of this is that it even costs less than those horrible chemically filled alternatives and significantly less than their organic counterparts. So you get an effective non-toxic cleaner that doesn’t cost a small fortune.
What I Love About Spray
I love this natural DIY all-purpose cleaning spray for many reasons, cost being one of them. Keeping a jug of white vinegar, some essential oil, and a spray bottle in our home. This ensures I can make a batch of all-purpose cleaners whenever we run out. Not to mention how easy it is to make. It takes seconds for me to fill a brand new bottle up. It works well and uses simple ingredients that I feel good about using anywhere in my home.
What You Will Need To Make It
1/2 cup distilled vinegar
20 drops of lemon essential oil
1 1/2 cups of water
Using a funnel, place it on the top part of your spray bottle with the top removed. Mix everything in a separate mason jar and pour it into the funnel to fill the bottle. You can also opt to simply pour them each individually into the top portion of the bottle. If doing so, make sure to place the lid back on after filling and shake vigorously to mix well. The natural DIY all-purpose spray is ready to use.
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Where To Use This Spray
As in the name, all-purpose, I use this for all rooms of my house. You can even use this on your mirrors to replace the Windex! It works great in the bathroom and kitchen. If using in the toilet I go ahead and spray around the bowl. Then sprinkle a bit of baking soda into the bowl as well. Keeping non-toxic and effective.
How To Store
Store in a cleaning cabinet just like you would any of your other cleaners. Although shelf life might be longer if you opt to use distilled water versus regular faucet water. The distilled water has boiled out all the bacteria from the water and using it will lessen the chance for bacteria to build up over a long period. If you are anything like me, this bottle is in daily use and has not been stored long enough to spoil. I make a fresh bottle at least once a month.
Why Make Your Own Cleaners?
A lot of people have asked me in my personal life, why I don’t just pick up a bottle of something at the store. Many people don’t realize the many toxic ingredients that go into a standard cleaning product. They are used to plucking a cleaner off the shelf and using it without much thought. Some even choose those cleaners purely based on their fragrance. Not realizing how bad the fragrance itself is or the fact that the scent just smells clean. It’s not always an effective cleaning product.
But even if it is, the fact that those chemicals are being sprayed all around our homes daily is cause for concern. I have even found that some companies in the “natural” industry have relabeled ingredients so they can pass them off as a healthier option. It is in the hands of the consumer to read up on these things and make an informed decision on whether to purchase these items or not.
Insert my reasons for making this cleaner. It is so simple that once you do it, you will wonder what took you so long! By keeping a few simple ingredients on hand in your home. Not just saves you money and the headache of having to worry about what is in the products you are buying. But it provides you with an effective cleaner for your home on demand that you can feel good about using.
So the question really is, why aren’t you making your own cleaners?
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- 1/2 cup distilled vinegar
- 20 drops lemon essential oil
- 1 1/2 cups of water
- Using a funnel, place it on the top part of your spray bottle with the top removed.
- Mix everything in a separate mason jar and pour it into your bottle.
- You can also opt to simply pour them each individually into the top portion of the bottle. If doing so, make sure to place the lid back on after filling and shake vigorously to mix well.
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