DIY Non-Toxic All-Purpose Cleaner

6 Materials
10 Minutes

Have you ever thought about how many chemicals are in our everyday cleaning products? So many of them can be hazardous to our health. There are more than 62 thousand chemicals approved in the US, how crazy is that! We aren’t saying all are going to kill you, but if you can easily avoid some of the worst ones that are in a lot of our household products and save money at the same time, why not do it!

Why Go Chemical Free?

We’ve chosen to make our own household cleaning products because:

  • A lot of the fumes from the store-bought cleaners like Clorox kickstart my asthma and it costs less to make your own!
  • They work! They have for hundreds of years before we started adding harmful additives.
  • The air you breathe is cleaner.
  • Less harmful to the environment.
  • There’s not enough research on the effects of the chemicals we use in cleaning products.

Essential Oils

Essential oils like the ones we use in this recipe: orange and lavender contain antibacterial properties that kill germs. These oils can also be used to heal cuts and wounds.If you’re not a fan of orange or lavender try using sage, lemon, cinnamon, or tea tree oil instead!We recommend both  Plant Therapy and  Rocky Mountain OilsThey are both great companies that are reasonable cost-wise and you still get the greatest benefits from their products.I know we’ve mentioned before that not all essential oils are made with the same quality, so make sure you use a brand you trust, not just what is the cheapest on Amazon.

DIY Recipe

Now let's get to the super easy how-to for this DIY All-Purpose Natural Homemade Cleaner! Ingredients:

  • 2 cups warm water
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 1 tbsp baking soda
  • 15 drops of lavender essential oil
  • 15 drops of orange essential oil
  • 16 oz glass spray bottle


  1. Measure out the warm water, baking soda in a glass measuring cup and stir.
  2. Pour into the glass spray bottle. Add the essential oils and shake.
  3. Use immediately or store up to 3 months.

Side notes:

  • You’ll need warm water so the baking soda can dissolve.
  • The glass measuring cup makes it easier to pour all of the ingredients into the bottle

And that's it! It's the best chemical-free, non-toxic, cleaning spray that every home needs.

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