If you’re looking for a simple and easy homemade all-purpose cleaner, you’ve arrived at the right place. In no time at all, you’ll be using it to keep your house clean!
There are fewer things that I hate more than having to run to the store and buy cleaners. First off, they’re expensive. And secondly, I never fully know exactly what’s “in” them. Sure, some of them may smell nice and pretty but what else is hiding in there that we just don’t know?
We all know the value of an all-purpose cleaner. The ability to take the cleaner throughout your home makes it a great product. But again…what’s in those store-bought cleaners? More importantly, why do they cost so much? If you’re tired of paying too much for an all-purpose cleaner and not knowing if it’s even safe to use, why not make your own? Let’s take a closer look at how to make a homemade all-purpose cleaner.
How to make a homemade all-purpose cleaner
Before anything, you need to have your supplies!
Supplies you need to make homemade all-purpose cleaner
- Find a Glass Spray Bottle
Glass bottles are always better because you don’t have to worry about chemicals leaching into your cleaner from plastic. Glass spray bottles aren’t as easy to find as plastic or metal, but you can order them online. If you plan to add essential oils to your cleaner, get a dark glass bottle. This will help prevent the light from hitting the oils and causing them to go bad quicker. (Who knew, right?!)
Homemade all-purpose cleaner recipe
For the cleaner, you’ll need:
- 1 part rubbing alcohol
- 2 parts white vinegar
- 4 parts distilled water
- essential oil (optional)
These simple ingredients are all you need to make this homemade all-purpose cleaner recipe! Totally simple, right?
Once you’ve measured your ingredients, add everything to the glass bottle and shake.
Homemade all purpose cleaner with essential oils
If you want, you can add essential oils into the recipe as well. Remember, essential oils aren’t just for the fragrance. These oils are also great for sanitizing and cutting through grease!
Orange oil is great for grease and tea tree oil is great for killing bacteria. If you want even more grease fighting power, you can add a couple drops of dish soap to the mixture.
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Don’t Make Too Much of this homemade cleaning product
While this cleaner is very effective, all-natural, and even smells great, you want to be careful not to make too much at once. Make the cleaner is small batches so that it doesn’t sit around for long periods of time. It’s always best when it’s fresh.
Reasons to use a homemade all-purpose cleaner
While there can be many benefits to using a DIY all-purpose cleaner, here are some of the top reasons:
- saves money
- natural cleaning
- Pet and child safe ingredients
Where to use this homemade cleaner with vinegar
This homemade all-purpose cleaner is great for bathrooms, kitchens, mirrors, windows, and anything else you need to clean. You can even pour this cleaner into a glass jar and fill with cloths to make your own homemade cleaning wipes.
You don’t have to spend a lot of money to get a good quality all-purpose cleaner. You also don’t have to resort to using chemicals. You can make a homemade all-purpose cleaner that is safe to use and costs pennies to make.