How to Make a Non-Toxic All-Purpose Cleaner

We used to buy an organic all purpose spray, but we’ve learned it’s easier and less expensive to make our own. You can clean with straight vinegar, but this smells better and lasts longer, plus it’s more gentle on surfaces.

In our house, this one spray cleans countertops, the stove, our bathrooms and more. It’s so handy!

I usually make our all purpose cleaner with simple lemon essential oil, but you can change it up from time to time with orange or grapefruit, pick your favorite oils or those that evoke the season, or use blends that offer extra antimicrobial power like Thieves oil (from Young Living oils) or OnGuard (from doTerra oils).

Non-Toxic All-Purpose Cleaner
By Amy Love, Real Food Whole Health

1 1/2 cups organic white vinegar
Around 20-30 drops pure essential oil

Combine vinegar and essential oils in a glass spray bottle (you can make your own-learn how here!)
Fill the rest of the way with water and shake to combine.
Store out of direct sunlight and shake before using.