DIY All Purpose Cleaner - It REALLY Works!

Cleaning products don’t have to be filled with chemicals and purchased in a store for them to be effective.  So, forget all of those harsh chemicals in name brand cleaning products and create your own with our DIY All-Purpose Cleaner.

What are the benefits?

Making your own all-purpose cleaning solution is not only the most eco-friendly way to keep everything nice and clean, but pocket-friendly too! Not to mention that by using all natural products, means that you’re using a child and surface safe solution.

The chemicals in your average cleaning products (Clorox, Windex, etc.) may eliminate bacteria and give you a nice shiny surface, but with this DIY All-Purpose Cleaner, it is all still possible! Some companies might also say that their cleaners are “green” or “eco-friendly” but that isn’t always 100% true! This recipe is inexpensive, an effective sanitizer and stain remover, safe for most surfaces and simple and fun to make!

DIY All-Purpose Cleaner Recipe:


1 part (cup) water

1 part (cup) white vinegar

30 total drops essential oil (see below for essential oils descriptions and functions)

1 teaspoon Castile soap (optional; vegetable oil based soap)


1.       Pour ingredients into a spray bottle, preferable made of glass.

2.       Shake well before use.

3.       Store in a cool, dark place. (Essential oils oxidize in sunlight)

Choosing Your Essential Oils

For our DIY All-Purpose Cleaner, we use a blend of Geranium, Peppermint and Lemongrass essential oils, but almost any essential oil will work. It just depends on what you want them to do. Mix and match your favorite scented essential oils to serve the purposes you need!



What are essential oils? – Find out here!

We hope that you enjoy making and using this natural, eco-friendly cleaner because we sure do!

Click here for 10 Useful Tools and Supplies for Creating Green Cleaning Products!

Try out this recipe and let us know what you think in the comments below!


Written by Green Envy Girl Ariana Puopolo