If you haven’t tried making your own cleaning products, it’s time to get creative with some DIY cleaning recipes. If you already make your own products, then you know just how easy it is to whip up fantastic solutions that are good for your family, budget and the environment.
Since we love reusability at ePantry, we’ve created the Grove Collaborative Glass Spray Bottle for all of your cleaning needs. Check out our DIY recipes below for inspiration and send your own favorites to firstname.lastname@example.org. After all, the DIY cleaning joy is meant to be shared!
With a beautiful spray bottle, amazing smelling essential oils and a little imagination, dare we say cleaning becomes fun?
All Purpose Cleaner
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup distilled white vinegar
- 10-15 drops essential oil(s) of your choice
Add all ingredients to spray bottle, shake, start cleaning!
For a festive twist on this recipe, use citrus essential oil, whole cinnamon sticks and/or cloves and if you’d like, a few shavings of citrus rind (lemon, lime, orange or grapefruit) and/or a sprig of thyme or rosemary.
- ¼ cup rubbing alcohol
- ¼ cup distilled white vinegar
- 1 tbsp cornstarch
- 2 cup warm water
- 8 drops citrus essential oil
Combine everything in spray bottle and shake well. Spray on glass, wipe with cloth (preferably microfiber), and experience streak-free shine.
- 1 tbs olive oil
- 1 tsp distilled white vinegar
- 2 cups warm water
Combine all ingredients in spray bottle. Spray onto varnished wood and wipe with cloth (microfiber works especially well!)
- 1 part distilled white vinegar
- 3 parts water
Mix 1 part vinegar with three parts water in a spray bottle. Spray on produce, let sit for 1-3 minutes, rinse, enjoy!
- ¾ cup water
- 2 tbs vodka or 90% rubbing alcohol
- 15-20 drops essential oil (or a mix!) of your choice
Pour alcohol into spray bottle, add water and then essential oil of your choice. Shake and spray!
A Few DIY Cleaning Essentials
- Distilled white vinegar
- Essential oils
- Baking soda
- Liquid castille soap like Dr. Bronner’s
- Microfiber cloth like e-Cloth