Make Your Own All-Purpose Cleaner and Ditch the Toxic Stuff You’re Buying

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Perhaps you don’t actively think about it, but most store-bought cleaning products contain toxic ingredients that can harm you and the environment with prolonged use. Once you start looking for cleaners that don’t have harmful stuff in them, you realize that this is basically mission impossible. One of the options you have is to make your own all-purpose cleaner and it’s easier than it sounds.

You can effectively clean your home with a few staple pantry items, such as white vinegar and baking soda. Combine them in different ways and add your favorite scent for a powerful cleaner that will make you forget you ever needed anything else. Here’s our favorite recipe

You Will Need

  • Warm filtered water, 1 cup
  • White vinegar, 1 cup
  • Your favorite essential oil, 15 drops
  • Empty spray bottle


  1. Combine water and vinegar in the spray bottle.
  2. Add the essential oil – we recommend orange or lemon scent.
  3. Close the bottle and shake well. It’s ready for use!

You can use this spray to clean all kinds of surfaces, but it’s especially useful for cleaning kitchen counters and the fridge because there are no toxic ingredients that can transfer to your food.