Here's a recipe for an all-purpose household cleaner that you can make at home using natural ingredients:
- 1/2 cup of white vinegar
- 1/4 cup of baking soda
- 2 cups of water
- 10-15 drops of your preferred essential oil (such as lemon or tea tree)
- In a spray bottle, combine the white vinegar, baking soda, water, and essential oil.
- Shake the bottle well to make sure all the ingredients are well mixed.
- Spray the mixture onto the surface you want to clean.
- Wipe the surface with a clean cloth or sponge.
- For tough stains or grime, you can let the solution sit for a few minutes before wiping.
This all-purpose cleaner is great for cleaning countertops, appliances, and most surfaces. The vinegar is a natural deodorizer and disinfectant, while the baking soda is a gentle abrasive that helps to remove stains and grime. The essential oil adds a pleasant scent and also has antimicrobial properties. You can use this cleaner all over your house, just avoid using it on marble or any other sensitive surfaces.
This DIY all-purpose cleaner would pair really well with the zero waste kitchen kit. It comes with loofahs, brushes and compostable sponges.
Note: Always test on a small inconspicuous area before using on large surface, as some surfaces may be sensitive to certain ingredients.