Homemade All-Purpose Cleaner

Squeaky Clean: Homemade All-Purpose Cleaner

Instead of reaching for one cleaner for this and another for that, this homemade and eco-friendly all purpose cleaner does a great job on just about anything. From dirty sinks to messy countertops, this homemade cleaner will leave things spotless with Borax and deodorizing lemon juice.

Borax is a natural grease-buster that also does double-duty as a disinfectant. The addition of vinegar breaks down bacteria, while hydrogen peroxide naturally cleans and shines. And this squeaky-clean concoction only costs pennies per bottle.

Read on for the ingredients.

What You'll Need:

  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Borax
  • 1 tablespoon hydrogen peroxide
  • 2 cups hot water
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Spring of rosemary (optional)
  • Essential oil (optional)
  • Mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Spray bottle

Directions:

  1. Gather the ingredients needed for making the all-purpose cleaner.
  1. Measure and add the Borax to a mixing bowl, and cover with the hot water. Whisk until incorporated.
  1. Measure and add the hydrogen peroxide, vinegar, and lemon to the bowl. Give the mixture a gentle stir.
  1. Use a spouted measuring cup to pour the cleaner into the spray bottle and top with a few drops of your favorite essential oil or a sprig of rosemary, which gives the all-purpose scrubber a slight scent. Now you're all set to spray on countertops or sinks and then wipe clean.

Check out our guide to DIY cleaning supplies for more ideas like this!

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