Like many, I've been experimenting with making my own non-toxic house cleaning products. My favorite all-purpose spray is a recipe that author and Green Guru, Sophie Uliano, and actress Julia Roberts came up with in Julia's kitchen (you can find it and more in Sophie's book Gorgeously Green). I love that you can scent it with any combination of essential oils. So that means everyday cleaning can become a therapeutic aroma therapy session. Is that a stretch?! This spray is suitable for acrylic, ceramic tile, wood, marble, and granite. I keep a bottle by the kitchen sink for quick counter clean-up.
Mix the following in a (recycled) 32-ounce spray bottle:
2 cups WATER
1⁄2 cup distilled WHITE VINEGAR
1 teaspoon pure liquid CASTILLE SOAP
3⁄4 cup HYDROGEN PEROXIDE (large bottles at Costco or Sam's Club)
20 drops TEA TREE OIL
20 drops of lavender or lemongrass ESSENTIAL OIL (or your own blend)