DIY Non-Toxic Cleaning Spray That Can Multitask

 

DIY Non-Toxic Cleaning Spray That Can Multitask

Making your own home cleaning spray is easy, inexpensive and far healthier.

 

Commercial cleaning products are typically stronger in formula and odor than they need to be for keeping our homes beautifully smelling and germ-free. As a result, we may inhale synthetic chemicals or come in contact with less than healthy ingredients that could affect breathing with respiratory issues to irritation to eyes, throat and skin, headaches, chemical burns to cancer over time for the harmful fumes we are subjecting ourselves to. A safer alternative is turning to green methods like my DIY non-toxic cleaning spray that is a multitasking home cleaning solution.

Besides being better for your health and the planet, my DIY non-toxic cleaning spray can save you money for commercial cleaning products as well, which will be going up soon. The ingredients to make this formula are relatively inexpensive compared to what you pay for a commercial cleaning product. Furthermore, you also will be able to cut down on the amount of such products that you usually would need to buy.

My DIY non-toxic cleaning spray is an all-purpose cleaner that can work for most countertops except granite or marble.  It is also wonderful to clean toilet bowls, sinks, and appliances for wiping surfaces down.

The ingredients I use for this DIY non-toxic cleaning spray are ones that you probably already have in your pantry or kitchen. The first is vinegar, which is biodegradable, natural and due to acidity a potent disinfectant for cleaning. You can use plain white vinegar or apple cider, but I just go with the cheaper white vinegar for making this recipe.

Next, I add just a few tablespoons of liquid Castile soap that is made from vegetable oils for the pureness its cleaning might offers.

In addition, I found that incorporating peppermint essential oil into the mix does the trick for improving the recipe’s sanitizing power since it does its part to kill bacteria and fungi that may linger.

If you’re trying to limit your exposure to chemicals and go green, I hope you give my recipe a try.  It is well worth the attempt.

I also use two other home recipes that I rotate with, depending on what I have in the house.  The first is a DIY Vinegar Orange-Scented Cleaning Spray.  Usually, I make this one when I have oranges and lemons in the house to take advantage of their peels.  Another is my Multipurpose Green Cleaning Spray.   If you have any other natural DIY cleaning spray recipes, please share.

DIY Non-Toxic Cleaning Spray

½ cups of white or apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons of liquid Castile soap
12 drops of peppermint essential oil
enough water to fill the remainder of a 1-qt. spray bottle

Combine the ingredients together and store in a clean, one-quart spray bottle.

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10 Comments

  1. Rochelle Haynes
    February 14, 2019 / 5:55 am

    Thanks for the tips

  2. February 14, 2019 / 6:55 am

    I usually just use vinegar and water but it doesn’t smell to good . I have a couple dogs so I don’t like to use anything with chemicals on my floors . I’ll have to look into adding essential oils if they’re not harmful to pets . Thanks for the tip .

  3. tat2gurlzrock
    February 14, 2019 / 7:06 am

    I like the idea of making your own eco friendly cleaners. I am constantly cleaning so I am going to give these recipes a try!

  4. gloria patterson
    February 14, 2019 / 1:45 pm

    This is a good one I will be using it. Do you have one for mold? The store bought smells so bad but need one for my shower. I hate it when I pick up a shampoo bottle and see a black ring starting.

  5. ellen beck
    February 14, 2019 / 9:08 pm

    I tend to use Dawn in mine. I like the brand and what they do for animals (usually sea life) I too us vinegar as much as possible as well as baking soda. I have animals and it is a huge concern what can or cant be used.

  6. February 16, 2019 / 4:54 pm

    This looks awesome I would love it. Blue Dawn is my go too

  7. February 17, 2019 / 8:33 am

    I make a lot of my own cleaning products. Sometimes because I live an hour away from any place to buy something I might need, so I’ve had to ‘diy’ in a pinch.

    • nuts4stuff
      Author
      February 17, 2019 / 8:42 am

      I have been making more DIY cleaning products than in the past. They’re better for the health and saving money, but have you been having problems with commercial cleaning products leaking from their plastic bottles? This never used to happen in the past like it is doing now.

  8. ellen beck
    March 3, 2019 / 7:59 pm

    I have a hunch the cleaners are leaking due to the containers being made with a different kind of plastic. I use an old spray bottle I have had for many years.

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