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Here is a great recipe for making your own multipurpose cleaner. When you make your own cleaning products be sure to label them in new containers with the ingredients attached. Also, do not reuse containers. It is best to purchase a new spray bottle. Even if you clean out a bottle there could be a residue that when mixed with your ingredients that could cause a reaction. It is always better to be safe than sorry. I used to teach across from the chemistry lab so I have experienced several reactions first hand. I hope you enjoy this DIY as it is great for the environment and cleans great! You can pick up empty spray bottles at the dollar store so it always better to be safe than sorry.
- 1 TBSP liquid hand dish washing soap
- 2 cups water
- Several drops of your favorite essential oil — I like to use lemon or Melaleauca
- Fill a clean spray bottle with water, add soap.
- Add essential oil a few drops at a time until desired scent is achieved.
- Replace nozzle and gently swirl.
This mixture can be used to clean counters, tubs, sinks, baseboards, tile and more. It is a multipurpose cleaner. Use it just like you would any traditional multipurpose cleaner that you would purchase at the store. You can use with paper towels or rags that you designate for cleaning. That is another great way to save money!
I use this cleaner in my home just as I would any multipurpose cleaner. What is nice about this cleaner is that it is chemical free. I use a natural dish washing soap like Mrs. Meyers or 7th Generation, however feel free to use any that you have on hand. You can even add a drop of Onguard Essential Oil to add the benefit of killing germs too! I hope you enjoy using this multipurpose cleaner. It is a great way to save your family money and know what products you are using in your home. If you are looking for a more natural approach to cleaning this is for you!