Friday, February 8, 2013

DIY All Natural All Purpose Cleaner

You all are going to love this super easy recipe! My awesome friend, Leslie, has given me yet another idea for a household cleaner!! Love you girl! 

To be honest when I read the ingredients I was a little skeptical. I mean… it’s mostly water. But since I already had all the ingredients-- why not try it, right? I did some research and found out that all you really need is a little bit of natural ingredients to clean and the essential oils make a HUGE difference in the ability to fight germs! You can get almost all of these ingredients at your local grocery store or GNC, but I'd recommend buying high quality essential oils. I mean, when you want to kill germs-- you want to kill germs, am I right?! To find out which brand I recommend, read "How to Find Quality Essential Oils"
Leslie’s All Purpose Cleaner:
    How to make an all purpose cleaner. This is so easy! #DIYcleaning #chemicalfree
  • 2 cups of water
  • 3/4 cup hydrogen peroxide
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 1 tsp of castile soap
  • 30-40 drops of any other essential oil(s) but I recommend tea tree, lavender, lemon, peppermint, rosemary, or Thieves  (I recommend this brand)
Put all of the ingredients into a 32 oz spray bottle and let sit for a few hours to let the oils mix to scent the cleaner. It's ready to go as soon as you are! 

It'll smell a bit like vinegar when you use it, but as it dries the vinegar smell will go away. This works really well and I use it often for soft cleaning and wiping down handles, knobs and non-porous surfaces.

I don't recommend to use this on granite and marble. Remember that stones and acids do NOT mix. They will dull and strip your very expensive stone countertops and then you will be sad and I don't want that!! This works great on non-stone surfaces and it's a breeze to make (plus it's cheap)

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Sherri Griffin
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  1. I just more of this awesome stuff!!! Thanks for the recipe!! <3

    1. You should thank Leslie for the recipe! I stole it from her :) Hehehe... Miss you girl!



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