In a pinch with little time to clean?
Than this recipe for a DIY All Purpose Natural Surface Cleaner will be your best friend! The solution can be applied to much more than just counter-tops. And it holds the simplicity of using just ONE cleaner for almost everything. This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience, read full disclosure policy.
Use this natural solution to clean:
What’s in it?
This recipe starts with vinegar, a great all purpose tool for your natural cleaning toolbox. It contains 5% acetic acid that fights against bacteria on your surfaces! Although, because vinegar is acidic, it can cause some etching on granite, marble, or stone surfaces. Test it an inconspicuous area or substitute rubbing alcohol for vinegar in the ingredients below. Rubbing alcohol also gives counter-tops with a sheen a streak free finish. This recipe for an all purpose cleaner also includes thieves essential oil, a powerful cleaning tool. Thieves essential oil is a blend of clove, lemon, rosemary, cinnamon, and eucalyptus. I added additional lemon essential oil for its cleaning properties and fresh scent.
Gather Supplies for a DIY All Purpose Natural Surface Cleaner
2 ounces distilled water
6 ounces distilled white vinegar
8 drops thieves essential oil
4 drops lemon essential oil
1 glass spray bottle
Instructions to make a DIY All Purpose Natural Surface Cleaner
Pour two ounces of water and six ounces of vinegar into a glass spray bottle using a funnel. Remove funnel and add 8 drops of thieves essential oil and 4 drops of lemon essential oil. Place the spray nozzle on the bottle. With the spray nozzle turned off, shake well to combine. Keep in mind citrus essential oils should be stored in glass containers.
Yields: 8 ounces
To Clean: Shake before each use. Spray on desired surface and wipe clean with cloth. Want more green recipes for home and beauty? Grab your copy of my Beginners Guide to Natural Living Book free!
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So the next time you’re in a pinch to clean your home, grab a few cleaning cloths and a bottle of this DIY All Purpose Natural Surface Cleaner. Then spray down your bathroom, kitchen, or toy room and wipe clean! I love using essential oils for naturally cleaning our home, if you would like to know more, check out the essential oil starter kit I began with. P.S. It includes the essential oils in today’s recipe.
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