DIY Natural Homemade All-Purpose Cleaner

Make your own natural homemade all-purpose cleaner using just 3 simple ingredients and start safely cleaning your home. This natural all-purpose cleaner takes less than 2 minutes to make, cuts grease, and you’ll save a ton of money making it yourself! 

Amber glass spray bottle with all purpose cleaner tag tied onto neck

Have you ever found yourself with a sore, raw throat after spraying bleach in the bathroom? Makes me shiver just thinking about it! 

Well, no more my friend! 

By using the natural all-purpose cleaner in your home, you eliminate another form of toxic chemical exposure. The toxic chemicals in cleaning products can cause sore throats, immune system damage, lung irritation, and burning skin, just to name a few.

Makyla holding amber glass spray bottle filled with natural all purpose cleaner

I love making my own natural cleaning and beauty products like my coffee sugar scrub, natural shampoo, and Castile hand soap. These are toxin-free, easy to make and do the job better, in my opinion.

The transition to natural living can be daunting at first, I get it, I’ve been there. The more you start experimenting with homemade cleaners and beauty products, the more you’ll come to enjoy using them. 

Did I also mention that making your own will save you money? As someone who is very frugal, I find it very exciting what you can make for very little money.

Let’s get rid of those nasty chemical sprays in your home right now. 

Why You Will Love This All Purpose Spray

  • No nasty toxic chemicals!
  • Takes less then 2 minutes to make.
  • Super affordable ingredients. 
  • Powerful cleaning, cuts through grease and grime.
Brown spray bottle with white linen cleaning cloth

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Homemade All Purpose Cleaner Ingredients

Castile soap – Castile soap is a natural, versatile soap made from organic vegetable oils such as coconut oil, olive oil, and jojoba oil. Castile soap will help cut through grease and grime. Dr Bronner’s brands are organic and great for already having essential oils in them.

I like to use Dr Bronner’s tea tree scented liquid castile soap in my homemade cleaners. Tea tree essential oil is antibacterial and antiviral, making it perfect for cleaning. 

Rosemary essential oils – Rosemary has a soft, warming scent and is primarily used in cleaning and beauty products due to its antibacterial properties. It is also great to relieve stress and frustration, because who wouldn’t want to be calm while doing the housework?

Water – If you use your cleaners quite quickly just use cold tap water. This all-purpose spray will last a bit longer in your cupboard if you use distilled water, it stops mould from growing.

Tip for Mould – Add in 10 more drops of tea tree essential oils. Tea tree’s anti-fungal properties will help clean mould and mildew. It can help prevent future growth by killing the spores. Perfect for windows, window sills and the bathroom. 

Natural all purpose cleaner spray bottle with open essenital oil bottle

Essential Oils for Cleaning

I love mixing up my essential oil blends for cleaning, why not when you have the choice to! Here are some of my favourites:

Lemon – If you want a clean, fresh scent try adding lemon essential oils. It is antiseptic, antiviral and anti-infective, perfect to add to cleaning solutions. Also known to help reduce stress – bonus!

Peppermint – Clean, fresh and minty, peppermint oil is antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral and antiseptic. You can buy Dr Bronner’s peppermint castile soap, it’s my favourite.

Eucalyptus – If peppermint isn’t your thing try eucalyptus oil. Fresh and sweet-smelling, it also has antibacterial and antiviral properties. 

Tea Tree – As mentioned above tea tree is amazing for killing mould, its antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral and antiseptic also. Making it great for homemade cleaners.

Brown spray bottle with white linen cleaning cloth and rosemary sprigs

Equipment You May Need

  • Amber or clear glass spray bottles.
  • Mixing bowl and stirrer if you prefer mixing first.

Tips To Make Your Own Natural All Purpose Cleaner

  • Add a cute tag or label so you know exactly what is in the bottle next time you use it.
  • Use a glass bottle as some essential oils can damage plastic cause it to leach plus plastic isn’t good for the planet. Amber glass will protect light sensitive oils from spoiling. 
  • This spray is safe to use on marble bench tops, granite, kitchen sinks, tiles, wood, and any other surface you wish to clean.
  • If you add in vinegar do not use this on wood, marble or granite because the vinegar can damage these surfaces.
  • Experiment with essential oils to see what you like cleaning with best.
Homemade all purpose cleaner in amber glass bottle

How To Make Natural All Purpose Cleaning Spray

This is so simple to make…are you ready?

  1. Add the essential oils, castile soap and water into a glass spray bottle. 
  2. Shake to mix everything together and use. 

In less than 2 minutes you have a non-toxic, powerful cleaning spray. 

How To Use All-Purpose Cleaner

This all-purpose spray can be used anywhere in the house, like the bathroom, kitchen, toilet, or office. Spray on the surfaces you want to be cleaned and let it sit for about 30 seconds. Then wipe with a damp cotton rag. 

Super simple and easy to use.

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Yield: 250ml

DIY Natural Homemade All Purpose Cleaner

All purpose natural cleaning spray in amber brown bottle

Make your own natural homemade all-purpose cleaner using just 3 simple ingredients and start safely cleaning your home. This natural all-purpose cleaner takes less than 2 minutes to make, cuts grease, and you’ll save a ton of money making it yourself!

Active Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $2.00

Materials

  • 1 tbsp castile soap - tea tree essential oil scented
  • 250ml distilled water
  • 10 drops rosemary essential oils

Tools

  • Amber or clear glass spray bottles.

Instructions

  1. Add the essential oils, castile soap and water into a glass spray bottle.
  2. Shake to mix everything together.
  3. Spray onto surfaces and wipe with a clean towel.

Notes

  • This all-purpose spray can be used anywhere in the house, like the bathroom, kitchen, toilet, or office. Spray on the surfaces you want to be cleaned and let it sit for about 30 seconds. Then wipe with a damp cotton rag.
  • Add a cute tag or label so you know exactly what is in the bottle next time you use it.
  • Use a glass bottle as some essential oils can damage plastic and cause it to leach plus plastic isn’t good for the planet. Amber glass will protect light-sensitive oils from spoiling.
  • This spray is safe to use on marble benchtops, granite, kitchen sinks, tiles, wood, and any other surface you wish to clean. If you add vinegar do not use this on wood, marble or granite because the vinegar can damage these surfaces.

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