For almost a year now, I have wanted to make my own household cleaners. I hemmed and hawed because I thought it would be more difficult than just purchasing a new cleaner from the store. Then I saw this article from Natural Home & Garden and it is really quite easy. I had several of the ingredients already in my home:
- Dish Soap (substituted for Castile soap)
- Tea Tree Oil
- Eucalyptus Oil
If you have never bought essential oils before, you might be a little alarmed by the price for such a small bottle. Don’t worry, a little goes a long way and so worth the results.
I mixed the above ingredients up and poured them into an empty spray bottle and… Voila! Disinfectant household cleaner. So easy!
I used it immediately to clean my bathroom and kitchen. It was so silky, smelled wonderful, and made everything super shiny. I don’t know if I’ll ever go back to store-bought again. My husband even agreed that it was a superior product after cleaning our other bathroom. Check out the article from Natural Home & Garden, there are several more DIY cleaner recipes to try (I used the Germs-Be-Gone Toilet Cleaner recipe for my general disinfectant cleaner).
Oh and I forgot to mention the best part. This wonderful, natural, non-toxic cleaner cost me less than $2.00 to make!