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How to Make Your Own All Purpose Cleaning Spray

Make your own all purpose cleaning spray at home, using natural ingredients you may already have in your home. Making your own natural cleaning products is not only an effective non-chemical substitute, but also a fraction of the cost of most store bought cleaning products.

How to make your own all purpose cleaning spray - natural cleaning products for simple living

How to make your own all purpose cleaning spray

Chemical-based cleaning products can be expensive and are not so great for our health, but sometimes we need a bit more than water and elbow grease to clean stubborn mess in our homes. Lucky there is a natural alternative to almost everything and that includes all purpose cleaning spray.


  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 drops essential oil


  • Combine all ingredients in an empty spray bottle. Shake well.
  • Use all purpose cleaning spray in the place of your existing chemical-based cleaning sprays, i.e. on benches, tables, stove tops, other kitchen surfaces, bathroom surfaces, highchairs, and any other surface suitable surface.
How to make your own all purpose cleaning spray - natural cleaning products aimed to simplify your life. More simple living tips on the blog.

What essential oils are best?

Tea tree oil, lavender oil and eucalyptus oil are all great options due to their antibacterial and antifungal properties. They will also leave a fresh scent as you clean.

If you prefer natural cleaning products, be sure to check out my other natural cleaning recipes and methods, so you can simplify your life and minimise nasty chemicals from home.

For more non-toxic homemade cleaning hacks:

What is the one cleaning product you can’t live without?

Bec Senyard

Thursday 17th of September 2015

I have to try this out Holly. I have to admit I have gone back to chemical cleaners because of time to make the stuff and my recipe has more ingredients. I love the smell of lavender so will use this scent I think. X


Saturday 19th of September 2015

Lavender is great for relaxation too which is an added bonus!

Nicole @ The Builder's Wife

Friday 11th of September 2015

This is great timing, we are trying to reduce the chemical load in our home, and this will be so handy and easy to make. Love that all the ingredients are simple to find and inexpensive as well. Thank you for joining in with #HIT xx


Wednesday 16th of September 2015

The smell is better too :) we have been working at complete home conversion with natural products lately... Even more so since discovering Norwex. My niece is a consultant and the products are fab. Almost all just water but I still like to have a spray for surfaces.

Megan @ C'mon Get Crafty

Friday 11th of September 2015

I would do anything to keep the dust at bay! Pets and dander and my own hair are my worst enemies! Thanks for linking up to Merry Monday!


Wednesday 16th of September 2015

Hair is one of the worst. Mine always falls out much worse the few months after having a baby... Which is now. Ick!


Thursday 10th of September 2015

That is some serious passion for cleaning right there! LOL Natural does make it much nicer though ?