It’s Spring Break week in my home, which means it’s time for spring cleaning! In this post, I share my favorite 3-ingredient natural cleaners, including a rockin’ (and totally cheap!) DIY granite cleaner that will leave your countertops so clean they shine like a mirror!
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Using homemade natural cleaners in our home is important to me because I care about the safety of my family, my carbon footprint, and my budget. When our home is clean and organized, everyone feels relaxed and comfortable. In the image above, you might notice my cleaners are stored in repurposed glass bottles. The green bottle used to be full of bubbly San Pellegrino, and the clear bottle was a vinegar bottle. To remove the labels, simply rub them with a little Lemon essential oil, giving it plenty of time to soak in and dissolve the sticky glue residue. The spray tops are from a local dollar store and fit perfectly into the openings of the glass bottles (I only had to trim the “straw” part of the sprayer). Not only do I prefer the aesthetic look of glass bottles, but they are easily washed, reused, and recycled. Additionally, it is not advised to use plastic bottles with essential oils, making repurposed glass the perfect solution!
DIY 2-Ingredient Granite Cleaner
Granite needs special care, but store-bought spray cleaners can be expensive. I like this homemade granite cleaner because it leaves my kitchen and bathroom countertops shiny and sanitized.
Ingredients and Directions
Simply pour a 50/50 mixture of water and cheap vodka into a repurposed glass bottle and add 5-10 drops of your favorite essential oil. My favorite oil to use in spring cleaning is called Purification. It’s a refreshing blend of oils and helps neutralize strong odors.
3-Ingredient All-Purpose Cleaner
My homemade all-purpose cleaner works well on glass, mirrors, floors, toilets, and sinks. It’s environmentally friendly, inexpensive, and easy to make! The acidic nature of vinegar kills bacteria, mold, and mildew, and the strong scent dissipates quickly. (Don’t use this cleaner on granite!)
Ingredients and Directions:
Fill your repurposed vinegar bottle with a 50/50 white vinegar and distilled water solution, then add 5-10 drops of your favorite essential oil.
Spring Cleaning Essentials
I usually wash my floors and walls with hot water and castile soap, and always keep Biokleen Bac-Out on hand for stains and odors on clothing and carpet. For toilets and tubs, I typically use a baking soda/vinegar paste and let it sit for a while. Oddly enough, baby oil is great for polishing stainless steel! To restore moisture and shine to clean wood surfaces, I rub in a small amount of olive oil (this also works great for wooden spoons and cutting boards!).
My last spring cleaning essential is fresh air! Open those windows and enjoy the scent of spring, as you make your home sparkle! If it’s too chilly to open the windows, I recommend diffusing Purification in an essential oil diffuser.
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