Making your own household products is easy. There are lots of DIY sprays out there, but here is a quick easy one with the natural antibacterial and cleaning qualities from vinegar, bi-carb soda, lavender or eucalyptus or tea tree oil.
Most store bought cleaning products will fit into two categories: expensive or toxic. But a home made option is neither and can clean even better.
- Spray bottle
- 2-3 tablespoons of either, lavender, eucalyptus or tea tree oil
- Roughly 3 tea spoons bi carb soda
- About 1/2 -1 cup white vinegar
First you need a good spray bottle. Mine here is just a 500ml spray bottle I got from the garden section of the supermarket. I find they are tough and spray very good. Or you can just re use an empty spray bottle.
Then you need your vinegar, soda and oil. Now the oils I use are natural products from Australia, you can find them in groceries store in the health/medicine section. They are water soluble and have a wide variety of uses, from disinfecting, relief from insect bites to cold and flu relief etc, you can add them to your mop buckets, or add into water and use as an air freshener, they are great.
Now all of my measurements are rough estimates as I don’t normally measure, but this should be a good guide. But you do have to follow the order of ingredients otherwise you could end up with a messy science experiment, I know from experience hahaha
- Add the oil to the bottle
- Add soda
- Then add the vinegar
- It will fizz and expand in the bottle, it will seem like it’s going to fill the bottle, wait until it has died down a bit.
- Give it a little swish around, then add water to fill the bottle.
And you are done! You just made a disinfectant multi purpose spray. You can clean anything, use as and air freshener and disinfect. No nasty chemicals. Try it out.