Ever taken a moment to look at the back of your all-purpose cleaning spray bottle? If you're like us, the words 'flammable', 'may cause skin irritation' & 'vapors harmful' have us rethinking our use of harsh chemical cleaners in our home. The good news is that with a few natural ingredients, you can create your own all-purpose cleaner that works just as well, without all the harmful side effects. Mix up this recipe for your next big cleaning session. It will work on everything from your stove and countertops to the bathroom.
Here's what makes this cleaner the real deal for getting things spotless.
VINEGAR: It's not just for cooking. Vinegar is antibacterial and helps remove mildew and dirt, as well as brightens.
BAKING SODA: This white powder is a mild alkali, which helps to dissolve dirt, oil and grease. It also helps remove stains.
LEMON ESSENTIAL OIL: This uplifting oil smells fresh, but is also antiseptic, antifungal, and antiviral.
Natural All Purpose Cleaner
Pour the vinegar, baking soda, essential oil(s), and distilled water into a spray bottle. Put the cap on the bottle and shake lightly before use. As with any cleaner, test on a small patch of any surface before cleaning the whole area.