Toxic All-Purpose Cleaners and Safer Alternatives

by in Home Health September 6, 2014

Toxic All-Purpose Cleaners/ Safer Alternatives

Find out if your All-Purpose Cleaners are toxic and look for safer alternatives —HERE

Dr. Green Mom DIY All-Purpose Cleaner Recipes

Non-Toxic Do It Yourself (DIY) Recipes

All-Purpose Cleaner

Option 1: In a spray bottle (preferably glass):

  • add 3 cups of water
  • 1 teaspoon of castile soap
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • and 15 – 20 drops of essential oil. Try combining lemon, lavender and pine oil for a fantastic “clean” smell.

Option 2: In a spray bottle (preferably glass):

  • add 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1 3/4 cups water
  • 15-20 drops essential oil

Option 3: In a spray bottle (preferably glass):

  • add 2 cups white vinegar
  • 2 cups water
  • 15-20 drops essential oil

Soft Scrub

In a glass jar:

  • add 2 cups baking soda
  • ½ cup to 2/3 cup liquid castile soap
  • 4 teaspoons vegetable glycerin (as a preservative)
  • 10 drops essential oil – tea tree, eucalyptus, or citrus (any essential oil)

Disinfecting Wipes

In a container:

  • add soft cotton rags (old t-shirt are great) soaked in a cup of water
  • 2 tablespoons castile soap
  • 8 drops of citrus essential oil.
  • Keep this mixture in a glass jar with an airtight lid.

Window Cleaner

In a spray bottle (preferably glass):

  • 1.5 cups white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 5-10 drops any essential oil (optional)

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