Posted by Jade on March 16, 2018
Looking for an easy first step to making your home cleaning nontoxic and chemical-free? Try this All-Purpose Surface Cleaner.
Making your own cleaning solutions is one way to keep your kids and pets away from toxic chemicals. Simple ingredients from the pantry can be used to make cleaning products that are kinder to the environment for a fraction of the cost. Here’s an All-Purpose Surface Cleaner to get you started:
Castile Soap Surface Cleaner
2 cups distilled water
2 TB castile soap up to 1/4 cup*
15 drops lavender essential oil or peppermint or orange
Vinegar Surface Cleaner
1 cup distilled water
1 cup white distilled vinegar
1/2 lemon juiced (optional)
15 drops lavender essential oil or peppermint, orange, or lemon
For the castile soap cleaner, pour the water into a pint Mason Jar (use a funnel, if needed). Add the castile soap and essential oil. Add the ADAPTA Sprayer and gentle shake the cleaner. This cleaner may be stored at room temperature.
For the vinegar cleaner, pour all the ingredients into a pint Mason Jar (use a funnel, if needed). Add the ADAPTA Sprayer and gentle shake the cleaner. This cleaner will need to be stored in the fridge between uses due to the fresh lemon juice.
Spray the cleaner and wipe off the surface with a damp cloth (this is important when using the castile soap cleaner since it can leave a soapy residue if left to dry)! Do NOT use the vinegar cleaner on marble or granite. The castile soap (avoid the citrus variety) cleaner may be used on sealed marble or granite.