Non Toxic All-Purpose Cleaner- How to Easily Make Your Own

non toxic all-purpose cleaner

If you are interested in cleaning your house without toxic chemicals, this is an awesome recipe for a non toxic all-purpose cleaner that really works.  I have been making and using this cleaner for years, with great results.  The essential oils used in this blend are great germ and bacteria busters!

This cleaner is very quick to make up and cost effective!

all-purpose cleaner uses:

  • Toilet seat, bowl and handle
  • microwave, fridge and cabinet handles
  • faucets
  • counter tops and sinks
  • lights witches
  • and for any general cleaning purposes

What you will need:

  • 16 oz. Spray Bottle
  • 2 teaspoons concentrated dish soap or 1 TB regular dish soap (use half that if you have soft water)
  • 30-40 drops Tea Tree, (Melaleuca) essential oil
  • Distilled or filtered water

Other essential oils that work great are: Clove, Lemon, Geranium, Rosemary and Wild Orange. (I like to add 30 drops of Melaleuca and 10 drops of another oil).

Mrs. Myers dish soaps are really nice to use in this cleaner because they smell so yummy! Experiment and find what smells you like. Definitely makes cleaning the bathroom a lot more enjoyable!!!

How to make the non toxic all-purpose cleaner

  • Fill the bottle 3/4 full of water
  • Add the soap and essential oils. (Adding the soap last will keep it from foaming up and spilling all the precious essential oils out of the bottle).
  • Carefully fill the rest of the bottle up with water and shake well.
  • Shake before use.
non toxic all-purpose cleaner

I love these labeled bottles. The recipes for the cleaners is printed on the label that goes on the back side of the bottle. No more searching for the recipe when it comes time to make up another batch.

non toxic all-purpose cleaner

You can get the downloadable, printable PDF file and make your own labels.  We keep a set upstairs and one downstairs. These make great wedding shower gifts too!

I use this waterproof sticker paper that works like a charm.

non toxic all-purpose cleaner

I recommend getting some cheap cotton washcloths all the same color and use them only for cleaning. That way you will know what are cleaning cloths and what are washcloths. 

Walmart sells a set of wash cloths called Mainstays and they are only like $4.00 for 18.

Whenever I am somewhere else cleaning, and I am using chemical cleaners, I can sure tell the difference. I get a headache and feel so yucky afterwards. You may want to think about what you are using to clean with and if you want those chemicals in your home. I have found that there ARE great alternatives out there without giving up any cleaning power.

The best thing is, that you can make them yourselves and save a lot of money!

Why don’t you give it a whirl!

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Non Toxic All-Purpose Cleaner- How to Easily Make Your Own

non toxic all-purpose cleaner

Very effective all purpose cleaner without all the chemicals. 

  • Prep Time10 min
  • Total Time10 min
  • Yield16 oz

    Ingredients

      • 16 oz. Spray Bottle
      • 2 teaspoons concentrated dish soap or 1 TB regular dish soap (use half that if you have soft water)
      • 30-40 drops Tea Tree, (Melaleuca) essential oil
      • Distilled or filtered water

    INSTUCTIONS

    1

    Fill the bottle 3/4 full of water

    2

    Add the soap and essential oils. (Adding the soap last will keep it from foaming up and spilling all the precious essential oils out of the bottle).

    3

    Carefully fill the rest of the bottle up with water and shake well.

    4

    Shake before use.

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    Whether it’s a new recipe, a fun craft, or some handy tips for your garden and home, I hope to empower and inspire you with skills that you can use to create joy, improved health, and to do it in a simple way.

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    whiteboard cleaning

    It can be a little challenging to clean a whiteboard and to get it completely white. NOT ANYMORE! Essential oils to the rescue. Who would have thought you could use essential oil to clean a whiteboard with? 

    There are so many ways to use lemon essential oil around the house, and I will post on that later. But for now, here is a quick tutorial on how to use it to get ALL the ink off your whiteboard. 

    Lemon essential oil does not cost a lot, and you can use it for so many things! The brand I use is safe and non-toxic so you can take it internally if you desire.

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    Whiteboard Cleaning Instructions:

    To clean your whiteboard, simply apply a few drops of lemon essential oil to a cloth or paper towel and wipe. It will come clean so quickly and easily. Quite amazing.

    Even if your whiteboard gets drawn on with a permanent marker, the lemon will take it right off!

    I love essential oils!

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    Whether it’s a new recipe, a fun craft, or some handy tips for your garden and home, I hope to empower and inspire you with skills that you can use to create joy, improved health, and to do it in a simple way.

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