Thursday, January 22, 2015

Easy DIY All-Purpose Cleaner with Essential Oils

One of the most frequent ways I use essential oils in my household is in this spray. With two little kids underfoot, I am always wiping up some sort of mess! The recipe is so simple I almost feel silly writing it down. But since a few of you have asked for it, here you go:

Find an old spray bottle. (I use a laundry stain remover bottle with a big nozzle.) Walmart has large empty bottles for $0.99 if you don't have any spare ones lying around.

Fill your bottle with
  • 1/3 white vinegar
  • 1/3 vodka (a great sterilizer and disinfectant) 
  • 1/3 distilled water
  • Top off with 10-12 drops of whatever essential oil you're in the mood for. I like to clean with citrus oils like Lemon, Wild Orange, or Citrus Bliss. (Citrus oils tend to be good degreasers.) Sometimes I use OnGuard for extra germ-fighting power.
Give a little shake, and ka-bam, you're done! This spray works great for floors, showers, toilets, counters...pretty much anything. DoTerra's citrus blends smell so amazing; don't be surprised if you're suddenly in the mood to scrub down your entire house!

1 comment:

  1. It makes sense to use vodka as a non-toxic ingredient in a cleaner. I've heard it's a great disinfectant and stain-remover, but most of the DIY cleaners I've stumbled upon never have it. This is the first time I've encountered it, and I must say my interest is piqued by the idea. I'll give this a try and let you know, Kristina. Thanks for sharing and all the best!

    Courtney Morris @ Onyx Cleaning