DIY Low Waste All Purpose Cleaner

We are continuing our Earth Month celebrations with our next DIY at home hack: Low waste all purpose spray cleaner! This stuff is the best. We all need a multipurpose cleaner, right? What we don't need is all the toxic chemicals, unnecessary ingredients and packaging that come along with most store brand cleaners. You'll be surprised by how simple this cleaner is! You can feel good knowing you are taking a low waste, non toxic approach to cleaning your home. 
Option 1, castile soap based multipurpose cleaner: we use Dr. Bronner's soap! 
  • Glass Spray Bottle: fill with 👇 
    • 2 cups of warm water
    • 1 tsp borax / baking soda
    • 1 tsp liquid Castile soap 
    • Essential oils of choice – we use 4 drops lemon, 4 drops lavender, and 10 drops orange for a fresh clean scent! 

Option 2, vinegar based multipurpose cleaner: 

  • Glass spray bottle: fill with 👇 
    • 1 cup distilled water
    • 1 cup white distilled vinegar
    • 1/2 lemon juiced 
    • 15 drops lavender essential oil + peppermint, orange, or lemon

Option 3: Granite Cleaner 

  • 🚨 DO NOT use Vinegar or Lemon on granite! That's why we have this recipe for granite surfaces only! 🚨 
  • Glass spray bottle: fill with 👇 
    • ½ cup vodka (or rubbing alcohol)
    • 1 and ½ cups water (distilled water is always best) 
    • ½ tsp castile soap
    • 7 drops basil essential oil 
    • 20 drops grapefruit essential oil (OR roughly 20-30 drops of essential oil of your choice)
    • Essential Oils for Granite: Cinnamon Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, Rosemary, Lavender, Clove 

If you haven't yet, check out our low waste, DIY Foaming Hand Soap recipe!