Green and Clean Homemade All Purpose Cleaner
I have been using this homemade all purpose cleaner as my shower spray after each shower. I wanted to lower my chances of mold and help ease cleanup without all the chemicals of the store brand shower spray. This homemade cleaner is not just for showers. It’s all purpose.
While I usually use Norwex Cloths for much of my cleaning around the house, I like this all purpose cleaner when cleaning up bigger messes like when raw meat drips in my fridge. Bleck! Also, I was sick a few weeks back and wanted to disinfect without using harsh chemicals or hand sanitizers. So each morning I was sick I sprayed and wiped down all the door handles, light switches, and faucet handles. And to my wonderful surprise no one else in my family got sick. Now this could be a lovely coincidence, but usually when one of us gets sick all the rest of us are soon sick as well. It was nice to be the only one dealing with the awful sore throat and cough that I had come down with and could not kick for over 2 weeks.
So I thought I would share with all of you my favorite Green and Clean Homemade All Purpose Cleaner.
It’s great as a:
- shower spray
- all purpose cleaner
- disinfectant when sickness has taken over the house
- cutting board cleaner
- garbage can cleaner (I love the fresh scent after cleaning my stinky garbage.)
- mattresses stain cleaner (Got a bed wetter? Spray this cleaner on the stain and let it sit for a minute then scrub clean… don’t spray too much on one spot or it will soak the mattress and wont dry well. Allow to dry fully before replacing sheets.)
- you could even use this on fruit to clean it off but I prefer to just soaking my fruit in vinegar
- 2 cups of Hydrogen Peroxide
- 2 cups filtered water (I use water from my Berkey water filter but any filtered water will do).
- About 40 drops of essential oil of choice (I like to use peppermint, immune strength, purify or lemon)
1. Boil your filtered water (you will want to boil more than 2 cups because some of it will evaporate when boiling), then set it aside and let it cool.
2. Pour 2 cups of hydrogen peroxide into a reusable spray bottle. I like to use a funnel so not to make a humungo mess.
3. Once your water has cooled (hot water will melt the plastic spray bottle), pour 2 cups of water into the spray bottle.
4. Add about 40 drops of essential oils of your choosing.
5. Shake the spray bottle and you are all set to use your Homemade All Purpose Cleaner.
Caution: Be very careful when using hydrogen peroxide as it can discolor clothing and towels.
I keep my spray bottle hanging on my shower rod.
Do you use any natural cleaners in your home? Feel free to share your favorites in the comments below.
I love essential oils as they have so many uses. Do you have any favorite uses for essential oils? Feel free to share in the comments below.
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