Spring Cleaning: All Purpose Spray

There is no need to pull out your rubber gloves and surgical masks when you clean your home. It might surprise you to know that you can concoct simple and inexpensive non-toxic cleaners from ingredients already lying around your house. Using essential oils to create your own cleaning spray is not only safe on the environment,  but is safe for your family as well. This spray is perfect for cleaning hard surfaces in the kitchen, bathroom, etc. 

What You Need: 

16 oz. glass spray bottle

1/4 c. white vinegar

1 3/4 c. water

30 drops essential oil

1 tsp. borax

Recommended Essential Oils:

15 drops each of lavender and lemon

10 drops of each eucalyptus, peppermint and wild orange

15 drops of grapefruit


1 Add all ingredients to a spray bottle.  Shake thoroughly.

Editors note: Although it is natural, borax is toxic when ingested, and can cause skin irritation.  Keep away from children, pets and food preparation areas.  If you are concerned about using borax in this all purpose spray, you can omit it.