There is no need to pull out your rubber gloves and surgical masks when you clean your home. It might surprise you to know that you can concoct simple and inexpensive non-toxic cleaners from ingredients already lying around your house. Using essential oils to create your own DIY all-purpose spray is not only safe for the environment but is safe for your family as well. This spray is perfect for cleaning hard surfaces in the kitchen, bathroom, etc.
DIY All-Purpose Spray:
What You Need:
16 oz. glass spray bottle
1/4 cup white vinegar
1 3/4 cups water
30 drops essential oil (see suggestions below)
1 teaspoon borax
Essential oils to try:
A combination of any of the above essential oils would work great in your homemade cleaning spray. Experiment and find what works best for you.
Some recommended combinations include:
15 drops each of Lavender and Lemon
10 drops each of Eucalyptus, Peppermint, and Wild Orange
30 drops Thieves Blend
15 drops each of Grapefruit and Thieves Blend
Add all ingredients to spray bottle. Shake thoroughly.
Editors Note: Although it is natural, borax is toxic when ingested, and can cause skin irritation. Keep away from children, pets, and food preparation areas. If you are concerned about using borax in this DIY all-purpose spray, you can omit it.
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