Don't you just love a good multi-purpose cleaner? I know that I do and the fact that it is easy to make is even better. I have had my share of buying commercial cleaners only to get home and find that the smell of botanicals or orange has completely taken over my home, ugh! Well after trying quite a few DIY cleaners, this one has to be my favorite. It's sooooooo very simple to make and it has only 2 or 3 ingredients.
Before we get to the recipe, here are 3 things that I look for in a DIY cleaner:
#1 - Economical
What is the purpose of making your own products if it is going to cost you an arm and a leg! Everything I make at home cost significantly less than purchasing it at the store and since the price of EVERYTHING has gone up, this only makes sense.
#2 - It must WORK!
Again, if you are going to put the effort into making your own products, they better work!
#3 - Simple to make
For the beginner DIY'er and those of us with a life, no one wants a 10-step recipe. I have found that the easier a DIY recipe is, the more likely I am to make it instead of going to the store.
In addition to the three things mentioned above, I am always trying to use less harmful products in my home and we know that many of the commercial cleaners contain so many chemicals that you probably should wear a mask while using them. So, if you are NOT into the DIY lifestyle, my suggestion is to buy natural cleaning products. However, if you continue to use cleaning products that don't claim to be natural, it is best to open a window when using them for proper ventilation. Even the American Lung Association recommends using natural cleaning products to reduce respiratory complications.
Now for the good part. When I tell you this is truly the EASIEST multi-purpose cleaner, you will wonder how you ever got along without it. In our home we call it "The Blue Stuff" and we use it clean the bathrooms, kitchen and even the windows and siding on the outside of the house!
You will need:
A spray bottle
Original Dawn dish liquid (not the fancy new stuff, the blue one)
Essential Oil (this is optional if you don't like the vinegar smell) orange, pine or lemon are good choices
Fill the spray bottle with equal parts (about 1/3 full for each) of the dish liquid and vinegar and add 20-30 drops of essential oil if you are using it, that's it! Shake well before each use. I don't recommend filling the spray bottle up completely because you want to have room to shake it up, plus it is soap and you know how soap can get.
Thanks so much for reading!
Let me know in the comments if you use this or have used this and what you think about it.
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