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Save Money With This Easy DIY Natural All Purpose Cleaner

Whether you are new to a toxin free lifestyle or want to find a recipe you can easily make at home. This DIY Natural All Purpose Cleaner is truly the simplest thing to make and cost effective. 

You might have started to question what chemicals are in the products you use on a daily basis. I know I did when my daughter was born, have you tried reading the labels and understand what is in it. 

Personally, I find people make all of this very complex. Which I don’t have time for, yes you can use the best equipment possible and the fanciest bottle, but honestly the dollar store plastic spray bottle good for garden can do the job if that is what you can afford.  The only thing I recommend is to use glass bottle to store all essential oils, but in general with the water that dilutes the product you will be find. 

Don’t make your life and wallet more complicated! Keep it simple!

Benefits of making your own diy cleaning products

  • Toxin Free Home
  • Safe for Children and Pets
  • Improve Air Quality
  • Cost-Effective
  • Eco-Friendly

Part of the stress management coaching I provide does include the ability to understand the choices you make and the impacts they have on your life. By understanding the products you use on your daily basis and making an effort to better your home, you can even start to reduce stress in your life. If personal growth as been on your mind and this is the first step towards it, don’t miss my other article here.

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Quick Essential Oil Explanation

Lemon Essential Oil Benefits

When dilute, lemon essential oil provide anti-fungal and antimicrobial properties. It will allow you to removes toxin in the air and provide a disinfectant for surfaces. 

Tea Tree Essential Oil Benefits

Tea Tree essential oil is recommend in a lot of cleaning product for its antiseptic ability and anti-fungal properties. Especially when cleaning a bathroom and kitchen, it is important to have a stronger product that will reduce the amount of disease in your home. 

It is important to remind yourself that you have to be diligent when using homemade products, on the first level, they do not remove as many bacteria. Multiple application are required. 

Product Recommendation, Where to get affordable essential oils.

Essential oils can be very expensive and if it isn’t then what’s wrong with it.

Personally, finance plays a big role in my decision making. I do believe everyone should have access to a toxin free life, but is it truly realistic to all.

All essential oils I have been using come from the company New Directions Aromatics. They provide wholesale essential oils for a very low cost. I am not affiliated with this company, I like their service and products.

Whether you are new to the world of aromatherapy or looking for an affordable alternative, don’t miss my other recipe. How to create your own hair spray using essential oils and discover why it can help with hair growth.

Glass Bottle vs Plastic Bottle Benefits and Cost

When it comes to the type of bottle to use, yes glass bottle will always be better. It’s safer, easier to clean and you will be able to reuse them for a longer period of time.

On the other hand, if the added cost of the glass bottle means you don’t want to create your own products then don’t sweat it. The rate of dilution in your DIY projects don’t have a high level of concentration to truly be an issue.

I would recommend using garden plastic bottle since they are usually better and are made to sustain higher level of concentration.

Keep saving all the bottles you see and you will have a nice collection in no time!


DIY Natural All Purpose Cleaner

DIY Natural All Purpose Cleaner

Recipe by MelissaCourse: Cleaning Products, DIY Cleaning ProductsCuisine: HomemadeDifficulty: Easy


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This easy recipe will allow you to clean your house knowing that everything you will be using are natural ingredients.
On average this recipe will last for 1 month, depending on your cleaning habits!


  • 1 cup White Vinegar (Can be replaced with alcohol)

  • 3 cups Distilled Water

  • 30 drops Lemon Essential Oil

  • 30 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil


  • Combine all ingredients in a spray bottle and shake
  • Let it sit for about 24 hours, if the smell of the vinegar is too strong add 10 drops of each essential oils



As you can see, making your own cleaning products doesn’t have to be completed. You can make it your own and even play around with the different smells and product used.

This is the first step to create the best environment for yourself and your family. If you have any question don’t forget to reach out!

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