Homemade Natural All Purpose Cleaner

All Purpose Cleaner

Homemade Natural All Purpose Cleaner Recipe

This year I am trying to share more cleaning tips, side-by-side with organizing.  Cleaning, organizing and decorating – they go well together.

I don’t make all my cleaning products.  As a matter a fact, I love brands like Shaklee, Method, the Honest Company, Mrs.Meyers and J.R. Watkins.  But sometimes it’s fun (and inexpensive) to customize your own product and scent.

Here is a Homemade natural cleaning spray recipe that I use on any surface that is not marble or wood.

1/4 Cup of White Vinegar

2 Cups Water

30 Drops of essential oil*

1 Teaspoon of Borax

Add these ingredients to a spray bottle and shake.


Below is an image with the recipe, just in case you want to PIN it for later.

Homemade Natural All Purpose Cleaner


  • I like lavender and lemon essential oils for cleaning products.  You can choose whichever scent you like best.  The spray bottle in the picture is a glass spray bottle and you can find it on Amazon here.

* As always, test product on a spot before using any new cleaner on surfaces.

I hope you are enjoying these easy natural homemade cleaner recipes.  I will share more next week!




  1. says

    I will definitely be trying this. I am trying to switch to more “green cleaning” especially since I have small kids in the house. I have so many essential oils and really didn’t know how to use them other than diffusing. Thanks for the idea. Now have I have to go to the store and get some Borax.

  2. patti says

    I love this. I am switching over to chemical free cleaning as well and feel so much better about what I am spraying around my kids! Thanks and keep the tips coming.

  3. says

    I appreciate the idea of using one set of products, which are already used for other things, to clean rather than buying a different product for each thing to clean. Most traditional cleaning products are not good for us, the planet, or our pocketbook.

    Best regards! Old Oak Common Ltd.

  4. MorganizewithMe says

    I’m slowly moving towards making all of my own cleaning products – for the most part so I’ll add this one to the list. Looks like a great basic one to add! Beautiful pictures – they make me want to start to clean. :)

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