When our house was last infected with a cold or flu bug, it shut down, of course. I did the usual. I made sure everyone took their elderberry, then doled out hot liquids and medications when needed. I washed clothes, linens and towels in hot water and sprayed down everything with my own DIY all-purpose spray cleaner recipe.
I know this spray helped us alot. But, I don’t just save it for cold and flu season. I use it daily, all the time.
I received my first recipe from Angela at Grocery Shrink. I don’t know if she made it up, or found it, but my cleaner evolved from hers. It is really cheap to make, and most importantly, it really works. I won’t go back to store-bought spray cleaners since I started using this almost 2 years ago.
This all-purpose spray cleaner recipe is
Here is what I typically use it for:
*It cleans the kitchen counters.
*It cleans my glass top stove.
*It cleans the bathroom sinks and fixtures.
*It cleans wood trim.
*It cleans my floor as a mop spray.
Here is the secret recipe ;-):
2 tsp of Borax powder
1/4 cup of dish soap (Castille makes it natural and organic)
1/4 cup of vinegar
2 tsp of my homemade DIY Thieves oil
3 cups of water or 2 cups of water and 1 cup of vinegar
Combine the ingredients in a dollar store spray bottle. Swirl slowly to mix the ingredients, but not too much, or the mixture will become too soapy to spray.
Spray on surfaces and wipe with a damp sponge or cloth. For shiny surfaces such as my stove top, I follow my cleaning with a soft dry cloth to polish the surface. It works as good as an expensive polisher.
Plus, a Bonus!
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