Simple DIY All-Purpose Cleaner
When I first found out that I was pregnant, I started making an honest effort to avoid harsh chemicals as much as possible. I didn’t want to clean with a potent commercial cleaner, but I still wanted my house to sparkle and smell fresh…and so, my magical spray cleaner was born.
Well, in all honesty, my grandmother’s tried and true magical spray cleaner was…reborn. But regardless, this all-purpose cleaner is inexpensive, easy to make, and it works like a dream.
You will find that this article is short and sweet, because great things speak for themselves!
There are so many alternative ways that you can create a safe and effective household cleaner. Just type the keywords “DIY all-purpose cleaner” into the search bar on Pinterest, and watch the recipes start flowing. For this particular recipe, you can find the ingredients and simple directions below.
YOU WILL NEED:
-1 teaspoon of dawn dish soap
-1 tablespoon of baking soda
-2 teaspoons of hydrogen peroxide
-2 cups of water
I personally love the smell of dawn dish soap, but if you want a different scent, you can always add a few drops of your favorite essential oil. I have used lavender, lemon, and peppermint and they all smell amazing.
Mix all ingredients into a large spray bottle, shake, and spray! Always test on discreet areas first and use white cleaning towels because peroxide can discolor fabrics if it’s not diluted enough.
I use this all-purpose cleaner all over the house. In the bathroom and the kitchen, on the walls, the floors, and as a stain remover for my laundry. It is way cheaper than any harsh-chemical cleaner out there, and it’s just as efficient.
This recipe came from my grandma, but there are probably a million options out there for natural alternatives to harsh cleaners. Do some research and get creative! And hopefully you love this one as much as my family does. You can also grab your free printable cleaning checklist here (no email address required).
Now, tell me! What are your homemade recipes for all-purpose household cleaners? And what are your tips and tricks for limiting (or eliminating) toxic chemicals and cleaners from your home? Share in the comments!
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