Homemade, All-Natural, and Cheap All-Purpose Cleaner
Updated: May 6
These days, it is hard to find cleaning products that are reasonably priced, free from harmful chemicals, and that actually work effectively. So, that is why today I will be showing you my favorite homemade all-purpose cleaner.
I used to buy brand-name cleaners all the time, but since making my own, I have not bought a single bottle of cleaner in months! And because of that, we have saved a lot of money.
A 22 fl. oz. bottle of this cleaner costs roughly 60 cents to make! And it is 100% all-natural for your family, pets, and home. To save even more money, I used to reuse cleaning bottles once they were empty, and that lasted a while before I eventually bought some amber glass ones.
This cleaner can be used to clean your kitchen, glass, bathroom, etc.
*Disclaimer: If you have natural stone or wood countertops, it is best to avoid this cleaner. Although you can dilute the vinegar and test it in an inconspicuous area to see if there are any negative reactions to the surface.
This recipe basically consists of white vinegar (apple cider vinegar can cause discoloration on surfaces, so I do not recommend using it), dish soap, and water. You can add essential oils if you want, but I find that the vinegar smell dissipates quickly, so it is not totally necessary.
I also listed alcohol as an optional ingredient because it is not necessary for day-to-day cleaning, but if you want some serious disinfecting properties added to this cleaner, then use the alcohol. You will be able to smell it unless you add some essential oils, but it is worth it if you want things to have a deeper clean.
1 spray bottle
1 tbsp of dish soap
White distilled vinegar
91% isopropyl alcohol (optional)
Essential oils (optional)
Pour about a tablespoon of dish soap into your bottle.
Add vinegar until the bottle is about 3/4 full. If you are adding alcohol, add the vinegar until it is 1/2 full and the alcohol until the whole mixture is 3/4 full.
Add water until it fills it up to the top.
Add essential oils if you wish. 13-15 drops should suffice.
That is it! How easy was that?
I use this cleaner everywhere around my home, and it never ceases to surprise me with its effectiveness!
Now, after reading this article, I encourage you to STOP buying commercial cleaners (even those that are listed as "organic and sustainable”), and make this yourself. Plus, you will save a few bucks while you are at it!
Thank you for taking the time to read this article, and I do hope that it helped you.
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