If you read my post on Easy Homemade Glass Cleaner That Smells Awesome, you will know that I am on a Make-Your-Own kick when it comes to cleaners. I am amazed at how easy, healthful, and inexpensive it is to make my own cleaners, and this Homemade All-Purpose Cleaner is my favorite so far. I really feel like it has cleaning power, but I love that when I spray it I don’t have to hold my breath! If anything it is the opposite. It uses lemon essential oil that smells so fresh and clean that it almost makes me WANT to clean….almost.
I chose Lemon essential oil as my scent. I LOVE any citrus scent. I got mine at my local health food store, but next time I will be ordering it from Organic Mountain Rose Herbs, where the price is much better!
All Purpose Cleaner
1/2 tsp. washing soda
1/2 tsp. castille soap (I use Dr. Bronners)
2 cups hot water
20 drops essential oil of your choice
Combine and put into a spray bottle.
Why am I passionate about making my own cleaners?
~it is inexpensive
~they don’t contain harsh chemicals
~it is easy
~my daughters asthma instantly got better when we switched to organic cleaners
~I have history of cancer, twice, so the less chemicals my in my body the better
~it is eco friendly
~the ingredients used in one product can often be used in other products which makes it cost effective
ToriJune 21, 2015 at 5:28 pm
Does this go bad within a certain amount of time?
AnonymousJuly 7, 2013 at 9:23 pm
Thank you so much for this recipe! it is the best one I have came across. what type of cleaning cloth works best?
EmilyJune 18, 2013 at 1:08 am
What a great cleaner! I just made up a batch of peppermint cleaner and it worked wonderfully on my tile floors, the kitchen counters, the stove top, and window sills.
AnonymousJuly 6, 2012 at 2:23 am
My daughter’s allergies got better also. Thanks for the tip!
jackJune 6, 2012 at 6:14 pm
my daughters asthma instantly got better when we switched to organic cleaners