My least favorite thing to buy at the store is cleaning sprays. Here’s why. First off, they are overly expensive to buy. I have seen cleaning sprays for kitchen, bathrooms, and windows for over $20. I don’t think it costs that much to make! Second, the ingredients list is alarming and poisonous. Have you looked on the back of the label more recently? There are about 30 ingredients that end in ‘amophia’ and I have no idea what that means. The ingredients are secretive and overly scientific for many reasons. They don’t want to give their secret sauce formula away, so they disguise the names of the poisonous ingredients with scientific names so no one knows what they are exposing themselves to and why.
Well today is a new day! I’ve decided to share a few all-natural Do It Yourself (DIY) cleaning sprays that don’t break the bank, and also get the job done. For each of these sprays you will need a minimum 16 ounce spray bottle, and don’t forget to shake well before each use to make sure all of the ingredients are spread across themselves evenly.
DIY ALL-NATURAL CITRUS WOODSY CLEANING SPRAY
- 1.5 cups of water
- 2 tablespoons of white vinegar
- 8 drops of lemongrass oil
- 8 drops of orange oil
- 5 drops of rosemary oil
- 7 drops of tea tree oil
First make sure you boil the water and cool it to knock out any overwhelming impurities. Let it fully cool on the side.
In a small bowl combine the white vinegar and oils together, and mix well.
Once the distilled water is cooled, mix all the ingredients together and pour into your spray bottle.
This can be used to clean wood surfaces and more. Test it first in a small section before continuing the rest.
DIY ALL NATURAL EUCALYPTUS SPRAY
- 6 ounces of water
- 6 ounces of 3% hydrogen peroxide
- 1 tablespoon unscented castile soap
- 7 drops of eucalyptus oil
- 7 drops of tea tree oil
Combine the water and hydrogen peroxide first. One combined slowly add the unscented castile soap. Add in the eucalyptus and tea tree oils and you’ve got a new spray that is all purpose and effective at cleaning all surfaces.
DIY ALL NATURAL KITCHEN SPRAY
- 32 ounces of water
- 3 tablespoons of baking soda
- 15 drops of orange pil
Combine all ingredients in the spray bottle, and shake well. You can use this safely on your kitchen counters, in your fridge, and your pantry.
Get excited for that crisp orange citrus scent! It’s like you are walking through an orchard of orange trees in your own home. Repeat as often as you need it.
DIY TOILET BOWL CLEANER
- 1/4 cup of baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon of tea tree oil
- 1/2 cup white vinegar
Combine all ingredients in spray bottle and let sit for 10 minutes. Additionally, use that extra baking soda leftover from the recipe to sprinkle in the toilet bowl and let sit as well. Wipe clean and repeat once weekly.