Looking for a great homemade all-purpose cleaner recipe? You’ve come to right place! This post is all about one of the spray cleaners I use most frequently: my all-purpose cleaning solution! It’s an ideal cleaning product for daily tasks like cleaning countertops, scrubbing kitchen stains, and wiping down furniture and appliances.
With this all purpose cleaner, natural cleaning has never been easier. You’ll be surprised at how far this simple spray and a microfiber cloth will get you!
Here’s how to make your own all purpose cleaner – I believe it’s the best DIY cleaning product out there! (And if you end up liking it as much as I do, check out my set of spray bottle labels with cleaning recipes, which includes a label featuring this very recipe. The labels are designed to pair perfectly with amber glass spray bottles so you always have the recipes handy when it’s time to make another batch!)
How To Make The Best DIY All-Purpose Cleaner
- 1 tsp borax
- 1/2 tsp washing soda
- 1 tsp Castile soap
- 20 drops Simple Clean Essential Oil Blend
- 2 cups hot water
- Glass spray bottle
Remove the spray top from your bottle, then use a funnel to add the borax, washing soda, Castile soap, and Simple Clean to the empty bottle. Pour in the hot water, replace the spray top, then gently shake the bottle to mix.
What’s In It?
This homemade cleaner gets its cleaning power from simple ingredients like borax and washing soda. And thanks to a few drops of essential oils in the form of Simple Clean, it leaves behind a clean, fresh scent, as well as a nice shine on kitchen and bathroom fixtures. (I also use essential oils for an antibacterial boost, but if you’re looking for a dedicated disinfectant, try my DIY cleaning wipes!)
What’s Not In It?
While I’ll happily use distilled white vinegar and water as a surface cleaner, I know the vinegar smell can be challenging for some. If that includes you, you’ll be happy to know this particular all purpose cleaner recipe does not use vinegar. (While the recipe calls for some of my other “superstar” cleaning ingredients, you may notice the absence of baking soda, dish soap, rubbing alcohol, and other usual suspects.)
How To Use It
To use your finished all-purpose spray, just spray the cleaner onto the surface you want to clean and wipe! (If you’re tackling a particularly sticky or greasy mess, let the spray sit for a minute or two before wiping it up to give the cleaning agents time to work their magic.)
(Although this natural cleaner is safe to use on just about every surface in your home, I recommend using my homemade granite cleaner on marble or granite surfaces. For more effective homemade cleaners, check out the best toilet bowl cleaner and the best glass cleaners.
What’s your favorite homemade all purpose cleaner?