It only takes 2 minutes to make this natural all-purpose cleaner which you can use for a multitude of surfaces!
About 3 years ago I switched out my store-bought all-purpose cleaner for a DIY version. Since that day, I have never looked back. This is hands down the most effective cleaner I have ever used. It gets rid of even the toughest water stains you can imagine and it makes your home smell wonderful. The best part is: it is incredibly cheap to make! While buying cleaners might not cause you to break your budget, making them yourself is not only fun but can help you save those few extra bucks.
The main reason for switching out commercial cleaners for a homemade version isn’t money though, it’s your health. Did you ever google the ingredients in your store-bought cleaners? The results are quite unnerving. Or did you ever turn over the bottle and read “Not safe for pets”. As a health conscious person and a fellow pet owner these were more than enough reasons to switch out my cleaners to more natural and safer alternatives.
Let’s take a closer look at the profile of this all-purpose cleaner.
- easily removes water stains, grease, dirt and grim
- non toxic
There are various versions you can make of this all-purpose cleaner by simply switching out the essential oil. You can make a lemon all-purpose cleaner, a lavender rose all-purpose cleaner, a spring scented all-purpose cleaner,… The options are endless! In my recipe here, I use tea tree oil. I love using tea tree oil because of its amazing properties. It has antibacterial, anti fungal and antiviral properties which makes it a great addition in this all-purpose cleaner. I really love the scent of tea tree oil but I am aware that not everybody might enjoy it as much. Feel free to substitute it for another oil. Fresh scents with citrus notes are really great alternative as they have disinfectant properties as well and make your home smell fresh and clean.
When buying essential oils you should always opt for hight quality, organic grade oils. How do you know if the oil is high quality? It’s usually reflected in the price and it has some sort of seal that proves that it is 100% organic.
Since this is an all purpose cleaner, you can use it for all surfaces, excluding leather and textiles, stone surfaces (marble, granite,..) and glass surfaces.
I really hope you give this recipe a try, and if you do, be sure to leave me comment down below telling me how you liked it!Print
a natural but powerful cleaner without harsh chemicals
- 240ml boiled water, cooled down to room temperature (1 cup)
- 240ml distilled white vinegar (1 cup)
- 10 drops tea tree oil
- spray bottle
- Combine all ingredients in a spray bottle und shake well.
Store away from sunlight.
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