DIY: All Natural All-Purpose Cleaner


Do you usually feel like you have to break out the rubber gloves and mask to prepare yourself for the overwhelming bleach-y scent when you're cleaning your home?  I do!  Well, part of that may be so I don't ruin my manicure, but sometimes the scent of the cleaners I use are pretty strong.  And since I like to try to keep things clean, and find myself wiping up after the others at home, I decided I'd take one minute to make my own all-purpose spray.  Full disclosure: I also already made a glass cleaner, and it was so ridiculously easy, I sort of felt like I had to take the next step.  Now this is what I use for the quick clean on my kitchen counters and in the bathrooms!  Try it!

All you need:

16 oz. glass spray bottle

1/4 cup white vinegar

1 3/4 cups water

35 drops essential oil (I likeOnGuard, Grapefruit, Peppermint, Lavender and Lemon - see some recommended combos below)


How easy it is:

Add it all to the spray bottle and shake.  Ta da!



15 drops Lavender and 20 drops Lemon

15 drops Grapefruit and 20 drops OnGuard

15 drops OnGuard and 20 drops Lemon

15 drops Peppermint and 20 drops Lavender

15 drops Grapefruit and 20 drops Lemon


Have you ever made one of your own household cleaners?  What essential oils do you use?

Jess xo

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