By nature, I’m not a cleaner. A tidier and an organizer-yes. But cleaning…. I have to be in the mood. In order to simplify my cleaning routine, I’ve found that water and a little bit of soap goes quite a long way. This simple cleaner has really changed the way I do cleaning. Instead of grabbing 15 bottles of cleaner and pondering whether or not I want to have a headache for the rest of the day, this cleaner is my go to, cleaning all the surfaces of my home safely and gently.
- spray bottle filled with water
- a few squirts of pure & clear dish detergent
- 15-20 drops of essential oil
I got these wonderful spray bottles at IKEA for 99 cents. I loved the color and shape, and they spray very smoothly- it’s the little things. My favorite dish soap is Palmolive’s Pure and Clear. It has a pleasant mild scent, and still gets my dishes exceptionally clean. So I knew it would do the same in the cleaner. My two favorite essential oils are tea tree oil and lemon. They both leave such a wonderful clean smell behind, and they both have amazing disinfectant properties!
These cleaners have become the workhorses for cleaning my house. And they couldn’t be simpler or easier to make.