This homemade all purpose cleaner is one of the quickest, easiest homemade cleaner recipes you'll ever make.
This recipe is non-toxic and gentle enough to use just about anywhere, but it still has excellent cleaning power.
Plus it helps kill germs and bacteria - and only costs pennies to make! What's not to love?
You can use it everywhere: Spray it on your sinks, toilets and counter tops to disinfect them.
Spray it onto a cloth and damp-wipe to dust your furniture. Use it to clean your car, your office, your patio furniture...
The only thing you don't want to use it on is windows and mirrors. Click here for glass and window cleaning recipes.
1 teaspoon borax (optional; strengthens cleaning power)
1/4 cup white vinegar
2 cups water
30 drops essential oil blend (see below)
Handy Hint: Add the essential oils AFTER you pour the cleaner into the bottle because the essential oil's scent can "stick" to your measuring cup or pitcher.
Here's a few suggestions for mood-lifting, stress-reducing, germ-killing essential oil blends for your homemade household cleaners.
You can buy borax and white vinegar at your local supermarket. Look for borax in the laundry detergent aisle.
I like Mountain Rose Herbs because they're ethical and sustainable, with lots of quality choices at good prices. I also like that they're a one-stop-shop for all my basic ingredients.
After some experimentation and comparison, I switched my oils to doTerra because I found they work better. They cost more than some other brands, but that's because the quality is higher. There's no fillers or substitutes to drop the cost of making them.
You can shop retail by clicking doTerra's Shop button at the top. Or click Join & Save to become a wholesale customer and get 25% discount. Message me if you want more details on how to maximize your savings.
For the best variety of any online store ever, browse Amazon. They have every brand you can imagine, and a wide range of prices.
remember - you get what you pay for, especially with essential oils. If
a bottle of oil only costs a couple of dollars, it's only going to be
worth a couple of dollars. There are no laws enforcing purity so you
have to trust the supplier. Buy the best oils you can afford.
Here's how I think of it... For budget, choose Mountain Rose. For quality, choose doTerra. For variety, choose Amazon.
Need something more specialized than a homemade all purpose cleaner? Check out some more great green cleaning recipes you can make at home... and see how easy it is to clean your house from top to bottom with fresh, natural, healthy cleaning products. Gotta love it!