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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.

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


  • 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.

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.

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7 thoughts on “How to Make Your Own All Purpose Cleaning Spray”

  1. Megan @ C'mon Get Crafty

    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!

    1. 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.

  2. 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

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