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A DIY multi-purpose cleaning spray recipe is a must in any low-tox household. Simple to make yet still so effective its a no brainer. Use it everywhere you would use a spray cleaner, kitchens, bathrooms, toilets, even outside.

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DIY Multi-Purpose Cleaning Spray

Yield: 500ml
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Make your own all-purpose spray with this simple DIY recipe


  • 1 cup distilled water (or cooled boiled water)
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 1 tsp 70% ethanol or higher (optional)
  • 20-40 drops essential oils (lemon, eucalyptus, tea tree are a few options)


  1. Combine the alcohol (if using) and essential oils in a 500ml spray bottles and allow the oils to disolve
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and shake well


    • Strong alcohols are a solvent capable of dissolving oils and are can be useful for dispersing essential oils in water-based recipes. Although the effectiveness and stability of alcohol as a solubiliser varies depending on the properties of the essential oil being dissolved and the ratio of alcohol to water. We use Polmos Spirytus Rektyfikowany (95% Rectified Spirit) but we have also seen a 95% bio-ethanol that looks like it might be a good option too.
    • DO NOT use on Marble Surfaces
    • When making homemade DIY recipes storage time depends is dependant on the potential for bacterial growth. For long-term storage use distilled water or boiled and then cooled water to limit the possibility of bacteria growth. If tap water is used the final product is suitable for temporary storage (1-2 weeks) only.

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