Zero Waste All Purpose Cleaner



It takes mere seconds and few ingredients to whip up an all natural cleaner.

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And, while weaseling my way out of cleaning may not work, the cleaner itself definitely works.

I use two main surface cleaners one for granite and one for everything else.


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I first started naturally cleaning my home out of financial necessity.

My favorite cleaner is made with vinegar, but it can dull or etch granite and marble.

Castile soap unless you’re wanting to waste your ingredients.

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Vodka contains ethyl alcohol which is safe for human consumption, while isopropyl alcohol is toxic when absorbed.

In short, yes — the essential oil serves a purpose beyond just helping to cover the scent of the vinegar.

You’ll still have to shake the bottle frequently, but it provides a more pleasant user experience (less odor and no residue)!

Add 8-10 drops of your favorite essential oil and replace the nozzle.

I just make sure to wipe them dry after cleaning the windows.

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Simple — the remaining 3 ingredients are distilled water, white vinegar and a few drops of essential oil, meaning this recipe is easy enough that even my kids can mix up a batch.

Streak-free — maybe this goes without saying, but a glass cleaner that isn’t truly streak free just isn’t worth the time and effort to use.

It’s the key ingredient that makes this window cleaner recipe streak free.

The smell of store bought glass cleaner gives me a headache!

Just don’t use it on marble surfaces, because the vinegar can cause etching.

The essential oil helps dilute the scent of the vinegar, and the vodka makes it dry more quickly, so he prefers this recipe.

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If you wouldn’t take a shot of windex, why would you use it to clean a surface you cook your food on?

Be careful using it on marble and granite because it etches, meaning the acidity of the vinegar eats away at the surface of it.

My husband forbid me to use nothing but natural ingredients for cleaning.

Also, it would make sense to look for a castile soap that is not made with palm oil.

Think about it, between setting your food down on your countertop, showering, brushing your teeth – you’re going to most likely ingest or come in very close contact with the products you use to keep your home clean.

Use rags, cut up old t-shirts and reusable cleaning towels instead of paper towels.

And you can steep orange and lemon peels in your vinegar to give it a nice citrus scent.

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We all bring our lunches in them and heat them up in our toaster oven so we don’t have to use plastic containers.



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Rinse thoroughly with water, then immediately dry with a clean soft cloth.

Dip the lemon into the borax and scrub the surface, then rinse.

You can also soak oven racks and grill grates in the mixture directly, with a little extra ammonia if they’re particularly dirty.

If stain is still there, let it soak a bit longer, then wash the item as usual.

Sponge over marble and rinse completely to remove any soap residue.

In case a child or animal gets into it, it’s important to know what the mixture contains.

For mirrors, spray the solution on a paper towel or soft cloth first before wiping.

Then clean your oven racks, stove hoods, and grills by dipping a sponge into the solution and wiping over the surface before rinsing with clear water.

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It costs just pennies to make, and you know the exact ingredients in it — something that can’t be said for the store-bought stuff.

The baking soda is added solely for the purpose of providing a gentle scrubbing power.

It also leaves a lovely scent and a beautiful, streak-free shine.

If you’ve been doing my daily house cleaning routine, you’ll find it cuts through greasy fingerprints on door jambs and appliance fronts, vanities, and light switch plates.

The smell of the rubbing alcohol will fade quickly, but if you’d like to leave behind a fragrance then add 10-15 drops of essential oils.

I know it can be whitening in large proportions, but with the lemon juice & vinegar, isn’t that enough?

My question is about the essential oil – does it have to be lemon?

I wonder if my fresh lemons were larger than the ones you use and might have contributed too much acidity to the mixture.

I unscrewed the cap slightly for 24 hours to vent the gases without improvement.

So even once the acetic acid in the vinegar combines with the sodium hydrogen carbonate of the baking soda in this recipe, not all of the acetic acid is neutralized.

Lemon juice — which you forgot to include — has a ph around 2.

Two tablespoons of bottled lemon juice equals the juice of one lemon.



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So is grapefruit seed extract and many citrus-based essential oils (lemon, lime, grapefruit, tangerine).

Hence the vinegar in the first recipe: it will counteract those sugars and work with the citric acid in the lemon juice so the stuff doesn’t get moldy.

The other ingredients in the mix preserve the lemon juice, while the lemon’s acidity is needed to make it an effective cleaner.

For those of you with granite or marble counters, there’s an acid-free formula below, too!

The vinegar neutralizes it, but since we’re using it solely for the abrasive properties, that reaction isn’t important.

The combination of lemon juice and vinegar give this cleaner its germ-killing properties.

I like to keep a bottle of this stuff under my kitchen counter with a microfiber cloth for quick touch-ups.

This homemade all-purpose cleaner is great to use in just about every room of the house.

What surprised me, though, was how clean it left my kitchen table!

It took about 36 hours, but my all-purpose cleaner finally settled down and stopped spitting at me.

I came up with is that perhaps your water is harder (or softer) than mine?

I noticed that although the mixture didn’t bubble off the glass bowl, bubbles percolated off the plastic mixing spoon resting in it.

I had to leave it stored in the sink overnight so it could relieve itself without causing any damage.

I do hope it works for you — it’s an awesome cleaner!

Your receipe for all purpose cleaner with vinegar, does it mean clean the all the counter tops(except stone ones) and also shower and tub and toilet bowls?

It isn’t necessarily a disinfectant, though both of these recipes will disinfect if allowed to sit on the surface for 5 minutes before wiping.

So we still get a strong cleaning solution with the abrasive power of baking soda.



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But you’re absolutely right: citric acid, in its powdered form, is a great preservative.

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I am all for green cleaning and especially around food and children.

All you need is water, white vinegar, vegetable based dish liquid, and the juice of one half of a small lemon.

I know you are ready for the recipe, so let’s get cleaning!

It also come with a microfiber cleaning cloth and a recipe book with over 40 different cleaning recipes.

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You can even keep a bottle of the mixture stored in your fridge!

The next morning, sprinkle with baking soda or borax; scrub, then flush.

Keep them damp by wiping them down every 5 to 8 minutes for 30 minutes.

However, avoid cleaning countertops with vinegar if you have a granite or marble surface.

Try our top uses for white vinegar in the bathroom, including cleaning tile surfaces.

Then, dampen a nonscratch sponge in vinegar, sprinkle with baking soda, and scrub.

Make sure there’s enough vinegar so the bottom part of the showerhead is submerged.

Mop floors or scrub countertops with the solution and allow to air dry.



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Lightly spritz on your mattress to help combat dust mites, mildew, and general odors.

This lifts dirt-attracting soap residue, so carpets stay cleaner, longer.

Sprinkle with baking soda, and work the two together with a brush or your fingers.

Surface cleaning with white vinegar is both affordable and green.

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To my pleasant surprise, her home doesn’t smell like vinegar, and it’s just as clean– if not cleaner– than it was back when she was using the store-bought stuff.

Don’t be afraid of the vinegar smell, it will dissipate as it dries.

Feel free to use it as you would any other multi-surface cleaner!

Add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to the mix, if you’d prefer a scented cleaner.

I believe in eating delicious whole foods on a regular basis to help naturally support the body’s detox organs— no juice fasting required.

It is “safe” when diluted by like a thousand per cent (thus making this recipe acceptable but still not a great idea, imho).

Its popularity has resulted in some veterinary skin care products that contain small amounts of tea tree oil.

Unfortunately, the oil’s popularity has resulted in larger numbers of households with bottles of 100 percent tree tea oil, and accidental ingestion or improper dilutions of this highly concentrated oil can be harmful.

Baking soda is much gentler on acrylic bath fixtures and leaves them shinny clean.

Instead of using an essential oil, could you heat the water along with some herbs such as rosemary or lavender, then steep and strain?

Fill a spray bottle with 50% white vinegar and 50% liquid soap.

The vinegar smell will go away shortly after you wipe down and rinse the tub.

Love it so far, and can’t believe how cheap it will be in the long run.

I made it yesterday and added 10 drops of lemongrass oil for scent, and cleaned my kitchen with it.

Scrub, rinse, and you have eliminated all grease and smells.

And be sure to keep the oil bottle away from kids and pets, as it’s toxic if ingested.

Not only is it more affordable than most of the “natural” cleaners on the market, it’s also incredibly easy to make!

Adding tea tree oil to the mix not only improves the overall scent, but it also helps kill bacteria, fungi, and viruses.

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All others build up in their system and can cause serious health issues.

In small concentrations (.1% to 1%), tea tree oil is tolerated and safe for cats and dogs.

Tea tree oil is toxic, to both humans and pets, if taken orally.

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The combo of soda and vinegar with tea tree is a simple, inexpensive toilet bowl cleaner.

It removes any soap residue, which is what makes clothes stiff.

While it may contain some germ fighting power, it would be the same as an essential oil.

Wipe all the soap scum away with no scrubbing and then rinse!

My husband didn’t believe the homemade cleaner would work so well, but he was surprised!

It need to be diluted to a 10:1 ratio of carrier to tea tree.

I have used this to “discourage” urinating and marking around our house, and it works great.

You can make a solution of water and a little dish soap in a spray bottle.

I have to be careful with tea tree oil but it’s tolerable in limited quantities.

Do you know if it is safe to use on wood floors & leather upholstery?

I read some of the comments concerning the use of essential oils around pets.

I plan on doing some cleaning at my daughter’s and she has a dog.

Thanx for your response and thanx for this vinegar/tea tree recipe.

My dog is on chemo and prednisone and has had potty failures in my tiled sun room.

I am interested to see how it works on my bathroom surfaces, though.

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