- ½ Cup Distilled Water
- ½ Cup White Vinegar
- 20 drops of an Essential Oil blend
- 500ml Spray Bottle
2tsp On Guard Cleaner Concentrate (Optional)
This All Purpose Spray is probably one of the easiest to make and most effective all natural, harsh chemical free cleaning tool you can have in your arsenal! It works well on a variety of surfaces from your kitchen sink to your bathroom floor, even glass surfaces.
Another benefit of using this cleaner instead of regular chemical sprays is that you can, for the most part, customize the fragrance to suit your own tastes. No more nasty chemical fumes doing you harm as you clean! This is helped by the fact that a wide variety of the essential oils have strong cleansing properties, so you will have plenty of options. I recommend sitting down with all your cleansing oils (See List Here) and testing out different combinations until you find one that you love. The combination I find most effective are On Guard, Lemon, Basil and Melaleuca (Teatree) as they have some of the strongest cleaning effects and combined, produce a cleansing, refreshing fragrance that I find very motivating. You can also use the On Guard Cleaner Concentrate that DoTERRA supplies as a bit of a base on which to add your other oils. It also may be more cost effective if you are planning on making up a lot.
To begin, set out a 500ml Glass Bottle with a Trigger Spray attachment and all the ingredients on a clean, stain proof surface with the essential oils you have chosen. Using a funnel or a measuring jug, pour ½ Cup of White Vinegar into the bottle, or fill half way if you are using a different sized bottle. Then pour in the distilled water until the bottle is full. You can use tap water however it may shorten the life span of spray. Next add your essential oils. 5-8 drops per oil should be enough but feel free to vary it as you see fit, just be sure to make a note of any changes so you can replicate it next time. Screw on the Trigger Spray, trim the tube if need be, and shake well. And there you have it! Your very own, all-natural cleaning spray, safe to use around children and pets alike! Just spray it on any mess and wipe away! Squirt some onto touch stains or grease and let it sit for a little while before scrubbing for a little extra help! Keep in mind that before cleaning wood surfaces, test a small amount of the cleaner on an inconspicuous area first. Let it dry fully before wiping away. This is important because some essential oils can reach with some types of wood varnish, stripping it completely and ruining the wood. This All purpose spray should be quite effective on soap scum and grime but if you need something stronger, have a look at the recipe for Glass Cleaner.
If you are interested in more simple, creative and fun ways to make all-natural healthcare products or you are just after some inspiration, have a look at the Recipe page of this website!
There is nothing better than breathing in the scent of your very own homemade candle or applying lip balm made in your own kitchen, knowing all the ingredients by name! Enrich your life with all-natural tastes and smells, minus all the harsh chemicals you will find in most of the ‘off the shelf’ products and live a healthier, happier life!