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Non-Toxic All-Purpose Cleaning Spray

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)

Blissful cleaning!


Reader Comments (1)

I love this cleaner! Im running out ;-( haha shows you how much i clean lol ;-P I forget what we used in mine... it was orange and something else... maybe the minty stuff? Well anyway I just love the scent we created and it makes me sad that i will never find that scent anywhere. I just have to make it my self! ;-)

I think it was lavender and orange or lemongrass and orange?

June 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRuthie

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