Inside: Looking for the perfect homemade all-purpose cleaner? This easy DIY all-purpose cleaner only takes minutes to make. Plus, you probably already have the ingredients at home to make it.
I love creating my own cleaners to make at home. Not only do they work better than the store-bought cleaners but they also save me money. About 6 months ago I started using this homemade all-purpose cleaner and I love it. It's great to use in the bathroom for a quick spray down. I use it on the toilets, shower, and tub. It's got vinegar and lemon essential oil and they both kill germs and bacteria so it can also be used around the house to wipe down door handles and light switches. It can be used on just about all hard surfaces except for granite and real marble. I do use it on my cultured marble sinks without any problems.
This homemade all-purpose cleaner is so easy to make. You will need a spray bottle, vinegar, dish soap, and lemon essential oil. I recommend getting your spray bottles at the dollar stores because they are so much cheaper there than online. I know some people like to use old cleaning bottles that are empty but I always like to buy new so I mix any chemicals together that shouldn't be mixed.
Start by adding 3 cups of water to the spray bottle and then add 1 1/2 cups of vinegar. Next, add about 10-20 drops of dawn dish soap to the mixture. It doesn't have to be exact. I usually add around 10 drops so it doesn't suds up in the bottle too much.
Once you have added the soap you can add in the lemon essential oil. I like using lemon essential oils in the homemade all-purpose cleaner because it makes covers up the vinegar smell. Plus, lemon essential oil is a disinfectant so it will be great to kill off germs. Add about 20 drops of lemon essential oil to the spray bottle. I am not brand picky about essential oils, but I do love Fabulous Frannie essential oils. I have noticed that they are just as good as the more expensive brands but cost much less. They are usually less than $5 a bottle.
Once you have everything added to the spray bottle you can gently shake one or two times to mix everything. Don't shake too much or you will have a bunch of suds from the dawn soap. When you have it all mixed you are ready to use it.
Just spray it on and then wipe it off using a paper towel or microfiber cloth. When I spray it on extra germy surfaces like the toilet I like to let it sit for a minute or two before I wipe it off.
In just a few minutes you can whip up a homemade all-purpose cleaner that does a great job of cleaning and disinfecting. Looking for other homemade cleaners? Check out these 7 amazing cleaners you can make yourself.
Homemade All-Purpose Cleaner
3 cups water
1 1/2 cups vinegar
10-20 drops dawn soap
20 drops lemon essential oil
Add 3 cups of water to a spray bottle and then add 1 1/2 cups of vinegar. Next, add about 10-20 drops of dawn dish soap to the mixture.
Once you have added the soap you can add in the lemon essential oil. Add about 20 drops of lemon essential oil to the spray bottle. When you have everything added to the spray bottle you can gently shake one or two times to mix everything. Spray and wipe to clean and disinfect surfaces.
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