Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Homemade All-Purpose Cleaner

Right now I am on this kick where I like to make things. All sorts of things, scrubs, laundry detergent, and now-all purpose cleaner. I have had this recipe bookmarked forever and I finally got to it. I have to say I love the stuff! And it cost me less than $1 to make a bottle full. I went to town cleaning and boy does my house smell great.

Definitely worth a try! It is so easy to put together. Here is the recipe (from design sponge)

Homemade, Dollar-Saving, Fragrance-Uplifting, All-Purpose Spray

The Goods:
-1 empty 32 oz. spray bottle
-3/4 c. Distilled White Vinegar
-1 c. Hydrogen Peroxide
-1 1/2 tsp. Castille Soap (Such as Dr. Bronner )--I found this at Target in the cosmetics section
-30 drops Tea Tree Oil
-30 drops Essential Oil of choice (some of my favorite choices include lavender, lemongrass, rosemary, lemon verbena, spearmint, clove, cinnamon, anise, sage, grapefruit, lemon, and lime; experiment with one or a combo and see what scent makes you want to get lean and clean!)

The Deal:
-Place all ingredients into the spray bottle using a funnel or measuring cup with a spout.
-Add water until contents reach top of bottle.
-Shake vigorously and use with abandon!

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  1. I tried a recipe for this type of thing once, and it smelled terrible, even though it worked well...I'll have to try yours! :D Thanks for the recipe.

  2. I used peppermint Dr. Bronners + peppermint essential oil. I think peppermint covers the vinegar smell better than some of the other oils :)