Monday, July 31, 2017

Homemade All-Purpose Cleaner

Makes 2 cups (recipe can be doubled)
Recipe from
Husband-Tested in Alice’s Kitchen

I wanted to find an all-purpose cleaner that would work, that would be inexpensive, that would not use plastic containers that our local recycling co-op wouldn’t accept, and that would not have harsh odors.  So, I found this recipe on the Internet and gave it a try.  It works great and leaves just a hint of a pleasant scent.  (You can make the cleaner without any essential oils to make it scentless or you can try your own combination of essential oils.  Mint is quite nice and geranium it too. ) All of the ingredients can be found at Lost River Market & Deli.

1 teaspoon Borax
½ teaspoon Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda
1 teaspoon unscented liquid Castile soap
2 cups warm water (distilled or boiled and cooled tap water)
10 drops orange essential oil
4 drops lemon essential oil
4 drops lavender essential oil

Place all the ingredients in a glass-measuring cup with lip.  Stir well until completely mixed together.  Pour into a glass container with a sprayer attachment.  Give the bottle a good shake before each use. Use within 3 months.

Note:  I really like the Amber Glass Bottles by Sally's Organics I bought on Amazon.  

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