Have you been thinking about switching to non-toxic, natural home cleaning products? I don’t blame you! The Environmental Working Group investigated more than 2000 cleaning products sold in America and found that many contain chemicals that can cause serious health problems, such as asthma, cancer, and birth defects and other developmental abnormalities. Conventional cleaning products also contribute to indoor air pollution, which can be worse than outdoor air pollution in some homes. Not to mention, conventional cleaning products carry with them the risk of poisoning, allergic reactions and chemical burns.
I made the switch to all natural home cleaning products about 2 years ago and I’ve never looked back. Over the course of those 2 years, I’ve perfected some “recipes” that are easy to make, very budget-friendly and get the job done!
My most-used product is my natural all-purpose cleaner. I can mix it up in 1 minute or less with just a few common ingredients. I use it to wipe down my kitchen and bathroom counters, table, mirror, windows, car interior and just about everything else! I’m honestly still surprised at how well it works sometimes.
Like this time. That’s soy candle wax all over my counter. Let’s not talk about it…
Since I’ve had requests from several friends and family members for the recipe, I thought that you might like it too. I wouldn’t want to hoard all of my frugal and all natural home cleaning secrets!
Natural All-Purpose Cleaner Spray Recipe
- 1 cup white vinegar
- 1 cup filtered water
- 10 drops lavender essential oil
Simply combine everything in a glass spray bottle and shake gently to mix. Now you’re all set!
I would recommend storing this natural all-purpose cleaner in a glass spray bottle like this, as essential oils can break down plastic containers over time. I also choose to use filtered water in my natural all-purpose cleaner because I’ve found that it can streak if I use regular tap water. Lastly, please use a high-quality essential oil. (I’m partial to doTerra but there are many other brands available.) Low-quality essential oils are often a combination of essential oil and fragrance, which can contribute to poor indoor air quality as I mentioned above.
There you have it! The easiest, most-effective DIY natural all-purpose cleaner I’ve found to date! Go mix up a batch and see how well it works for yourself! I bet you already have the ingredients on hand. Happy cleaning!
P.S. – Have you switched to natural cleaners? Do you make your own or purchase them? I’d love to know your favorite recipes and/or brands! 🙂
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