Natural Spray Cleaner – DIY

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Vinegar is the perfect all natural – all in one – disinfectant cleaner. It’s perfect for so many surfaces and dries streak free so there is no need for a ton of different cleaners. There are no harsh chemicals to worry about for you or your family. PLUS – it’s much less expensive than your typical cleaning products. Vinegar is just as effective at killing harmful bacteria and viruses as bleach.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

  • Equal parts Distilled White Vinegar & Distilled Water
  • 10-20 drops of your favorite essential oil blend. (Tea Tree Oil has antibacterial, antiseptic and anti-fungal properties and Lemon is also antiseptic, anti-fungal, and antiviral. Both of these oils work well to disinfect.)

I recycled an old spray bottle for this project BUT you can purchase all kinds of different ones from Amazon.

WHAT THIS IS GOOD FOR:

  • All around disinfectant
  • Cleaning stained or sticky counter tops, tiles, and appliances.
  • Streak free interior or exterior windows.
  • De-stinks and kills bacteria in recycle bins, green bins and garbage cans.
  • Deodorizes stinky shoes.
  • Acts as a room / carpet / surface deodorizer.
  • Clean stains or stick on walls and floors
  • Acts as a Goo-Remover (especially with lemon oil mixed in)
  • Removes soap scum and mildew on tiles in the bathroom, shower, shower curtain, tub and sink.
  • Removes soil or stains on clothing, carpets or shoes.
  • Helps clear out musty washing machines, dishwashers or humidifiers.
  • Provides a streak free shine to mirrors, glass, chrome and stainless steel.
  • Cuts through grease on the oven or other appliances.
  • Removes mineral and lime buildups from kettles and coffee pots. (Run a mix of vinegar and water through the kettle or coffee pot to safely clean it out. Rinse thoroughly by running plain water through until there is no longer a vinegar smell. You will notice how much more fresh your next coffee / tea tastes. )
  • Removes lime and mineral buildup on shower heads and drains. (Fill a plastic bag with vinegar mix and using an elastic band, secure it to the faucet or shower head. leave on overnight.)
  • Removes old coffee stains on tea cups.
  • Removes stuck on wax.
  • Removing permanent marker accidents.
  • Disinfects cutting boards
  • As a fabric freshener / softener by adding 1/2 cup into your wash.
  • Washing off patio furniture, siding, tables etc.
  • Baseboards, crown molding etc.
  • As a mopping mixture.
AND A MILLION OTHER THINGS I’M SURE! 😉

TO USE (standard cleaning) :

Spray generously and allow to sit for a few minutes. The longer you let it soak, the easier it is to remove grime. I like to use a rough sponge for tough areas.

I let our bathroom get a little lotta scary to show you just what this cleaner can do! ^_^

BRACE YOURSELF

(I’ll add in more before and after photos with follow-up posts – I’m working on a stubborn stain one now)

What are your favorite ways to clean the house all naturally? <3


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Briar Rose

Briar Rose - Canadian Mama to two beautiful boys, blessed wife to the most supportive husband, Positive Parenting, Natural Family Wellness & Motherhood. Saved by Grace, Lover of all things old. Antiques, Old Books and Old Homes. History and Ancestry. Refinishing or Restoring Furniture, Creating Rustic Designs, Ornate Antique, Primitive Decorating. Learning to bake, sharing on Old Recipe Book. Taking a break from Blogging @ Briar Rose Blog, The Herbal Healing Mama, & Rustic Reclaimed Designs. - Profile photo: Reflections of Life Photography.

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