An easy recipe for DIY All Purpose Cleaner, using only natural ingredients. Looking for a disinfectant? Check out this post for one that uses salt, water, and vinegar!
I am updating my “DIY All Purpose Cleaner” today. When I first started this blog, I shared a simple recipe combining water, vinegar, and baking soda, but guess what? A few months ago, I learned that combining baking soda with vinegar can lessen the effect of the vinegar. Sure you can still use them for cleaning, just not mixed together. For example, when cleaning toilets, I use vinegar first, allow it to do its magic, and then I use baking soda afterwards to gently scrub and freshen the toilet.
Recently, I have been exploring the idea of using essential oils in my DIY cleaning solutions, so I have updated my All Purpose Spray to include essential oils for an enhanced clean.
What You Need to Make All Purpose Cleaner
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- Liquid Measuring Cup
- Lemon Essential Oil (Not sure where to buy essential oils? Check out this post.)
- Immune Supporting Essential Oil Blend
- *Amber Glass Spray Bottle– I love these from Amazon.
*Important Note: Some essential oils will eat away at plastic, so using a glass spray bottle will prevent this from happening. Amber or Cobalt color bottles are best to avoid light affecting the oils.
**Another Important Note: Due to the acidity of vinegar, it should not be used on granite counter tops, as it can cause etching in the natural stone.
How to Make All Purpose Cleaner
This seriously could not be easier. Combine 1 cup water with 1 cup vinegar in a liquid measuring cup. Give that a stir. Now add 15 drops of lemon essential oil, along with 15 drops of an Immune Supporting blend. Stir and then pour the mixture into an amber glass spray bottle. Since oils don’t naturally combine with water and vinegar, shake prior to each use (and it doesn’t hurt to shake it a few times while using it either).
After I used this for the first time, I couldn’t believe how amazing my kitchen smelled!