So I have spent this beautiful Sunday inside, all day, cleaning!!! After months of neglect, (thank you “morning sickness”) I finally had the urge and energy to clean the entire house.
Now before you judge, things did get wiped down, vacuumed, or had a broom taken to it here and there. This was all done thanks to a wonderfully understanding hubby, but today was the first time in a while everything was giving a deep scrubbing.
Now one of my favorite things to use when cleaning is a natural based cleaner. With asthma and allergies always rearing their ugly heads, chemical based cleaners get the best of me. So a few months back I got on Pinterest to search and after reading a few articles and recipes for a natural based cleaner I thought I would give a stab at making my own cleaner. A bit of distilled water, some vinegar, and a few essential oils later and I had a wonderful surface cleaner.
I will say each of these ingredients has it’s own purpose, but I am no expert on this and would suggest doing your own research if this is a concern of yours. So, instead of boaring you with all that I figured I would share with you the top 3 reasons why I love this cleaner.
- This cleaner leaves everything smelling fresh
- It does not leave a residue behind
- It cuts grease better than any cleaner I have tried
Now that you know why I love this cleaner give the recipe below a try. Leave a comment and let me know what you think!
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What you will need:
- 1 cup distilled water
- 1 cup white distilled vinegar
- 10 drops of Lemon Essintial Oil of your choice
- 10 drops Lavender Essential Oil of your choice
- Glass Spray Bottle (aff link)
Instructions: pour all the ingredients into a 16oz. spray bottle using a funnel. Gently shake.
How To Use: Each time you use this cleaner gently shake, spray on to desired surface* and wipe away with a cloth or paper towel.
*Please note that vinegar is not recommended for marble or granite surface. It is known to etch away at the stone.