I made up this natural, homemade, all-purpose cleaner recipe years ago. I copied a more expensive cleaner that I really liked. I looked at the other cleaner's ingredients and realized I had everything it included, so I started making it myself for a fraction of the cost.
The alcohol in this makes it evaporate very quickly. It is the type of cleaner you can spray, wipe, and leave. But I do rinse it off counters that food will touch — such as when kneading bread. 🙂
We use this cleaner for general purpose cleaning throughout the house — kitchen, bathroom, dusting and more! I write the recipe on the side of the bottle so others in the household can make more as needed. We keep one spray bottle in each bathroom and one in the kitchen.
The recipe is so easy. Too easy for a video, perhaps. But since I get requests all the time for what cleaners I use — here you go. See the top for the video recipe and below for the print recipe.
Natural, Homemade, All-Purpose Cleaner
- 3 tablespoons rubbing alcohol
- 3 tablespoons liquid soap (I usually use my homemade liquid castile)
- 30 drops (1 teaspoon) essential oil — such as lavender, tea tree, pine, or peppermint
Using a funnel, put the first three ingredients into an empty spray bottle. Fill to the top with water. Use! Let me know how you like it. 🙂
Do you have a favorite homemade, natural cleaner? Please share!
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