When I clean, whether it is just a quick wipe up or a deep spring cleaning I like to save as many steps as possible. For this reason I love all purpose cleaners that are good for multiple surfaces and can be used throughout the house. For years I have avoided using chemical laden store bought bottles because I would rather take my chances missing a germ or two than to expose my family to harsh and harmful chemical bombs in a spray bottle. When I discovered the world of essential oils I found out I could have the best of both worlds- effective sanitizers that are safe for my family. The first thing I did was experiment with a lot of DIY All Purpose Cleaners and this is the combo I came up with that has become my favorite go to cleaner for kitchen, bathroom, and everywhere in between.
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The Best Natural DIY All Purpose Cleaner
Thieves and Lemon essential oils are great for cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting that is why I chose the combination, I also love the scent!
You Will Need:
- 5 drops of Thieves essential oil
- 3 drops Orange essential oil
- 1 part water
- 1 part vinegar
- glass jar of vinegar
You can use any glass bottle you have on hand, If you don’t already have one you can either order one of these or purchase a glass jar of vinegar and pour half the vinegar into another container.
- Fill your glass container with equal parts water and vinegar.
- Add Thieves and Orange essential oils, shake well.
- Shake well before each use.
- Label and store in a dark place.
Do not store your all purpose cleaner in a plastic bottle, all citrus oils should be stored in glass to prevent them eating away at the plastic. Preferably dark to keep out ultraviolet light and prevent oxidation, I keep mine in a dark cupboard so I don’t always make them in the dark bottles. If you keep yours out on the counter I would definitely go for the amber bottles!