How to Make a DIY Natural All-Purpose Cleaner in 5 Steps

I'm thrilled to share a simple yet effective recipe to create your very own DIY natural all-purpose cleaner. Not only will it leave your home sparkling, but it's also a step towards a greener, cleaner planet.


So, let's dive into the world of DIY cleaning solutions and whip up a batch of this magical elixir.

Tools and Ingredients Needed

  • Empty Spray Bottle
  • Borax (2 teaspoons)
  • Liquid Castile Soap (1/4 teaspoon)
  • Essential Oils (10-20 drops)
  • Hot Water (2 cups)
How to make a DIY natural all-purpose cleaner
Starting with a borax base

1. Borax Base (2 teaspoons)

Start by adding two teaspoons of borax into your spray bottle. This natural mineral will serve as the foundation for your cleaner, tackling dirt and grime effortlessly.

Adding liquid Castile soap

2. Liquid Castile Soap (1/4 teaspoon)

Next, introduce 1/4 teaspoon of liquid Castile soap. I chose tea tree-scented soap for its added disinfectant properties, but you can pick your preferred fragrance.

Adding drops of essential oil

3. Essential Oils (10-20 drops)

For an optional aromatic touch, add 10 to 20 drops of essential oils. I stuck with tea tree oil for its potent disinfecting abilities, but don't hesitate to experiment with citrus oils or other favorites.

Pouring two cups of hot water

4. Hot Water (2 cups)

The secret ingredient! Pour in two cups of hot water to bring everything together. This will help dissolve the borax and soap, creating a powerful cleaning solution.

Shaking the bottle

5. Shake it Up

Give your concoction a good shake. This will blend all the ingredients seamlessly, ensuring a homogeneous and effective cleaner.

DIY natural all-purpose cleaner
Using the DIY natural all-purpose cleaner

DIY natural all-purpose cleaner

There you have it—a DIY natural all-purpose cleaner that's not only eco-friendly but also non-toxic and budget-friendly. Do you use DIY cleaners? Share your recipes in the comments below.


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