Have you ever read the ingredients on the back of your store-bought kitchen cleaner? Most brands are filled chemicals, hard-to-pronounce ingredients and synthetics that are hazardous to our health. And those are only found on products that include ingredients. Did you know companies are not legally required to disclose the ingredients they use? A bit worry-some if you ask me. I prefer to err on the side of caution, make my own products and not have to wonder if I am putting myself and my loved ones at risk every time I wipe down the kitchen counters. My DIY Surface Cleaner takes minutes to make at home and keeps all the nasties away.
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About the ingredients/supplies
- Serves as the main disinfectant
- The higher the percentage, the more cleaning power
- Safe for multi-purpose use
Rosemary essential oil
- It’s anti-fungal and anti-bacterial
- Has renewing properties
- And repels insects, which is a nice bonus!
Lavender essential oil
- Has antibacterial properties
- Also contains antimicrobial properties
- It is also a relaxing and calming scent
Dark glass spray bottle
- Any sized bottle 8oz or larger will work here, and feel free to double or triple this recipe if you have the room!
- Glass is durable enough to hold essential oils
- Dark glass is a must in order to retain the effective properties of the essential oils
Definitely a good thing to have and use around the kitchen ⏤ I am pretty sure I use mine everyday. This one is great because it’s not only heat-safe and can handle hot pours, but the clear glass makes it perfect for precise measuring. I have had cheap plastic ones from the dollar store in the past and the plastic not only clouded with age making it difficult to get adequate measurements, but the numbers began to chip and peel after a few washes. But not this one! You buy one of these and they last you a lifetime.
How to make
- Unscrew the nozzle
- Add 1/2 cup of distilled (or filtered) water
- Next, add 1/2 cup of Isopropyl alcohol
- And then add 10 drops of rosemary essential oil
- Followed by 10 drops of lavender essential oil
- Screw nozzle back on and shake to combine
More to learn on Skillshare
If you are new to essential oils and want to learn more, I have a course on Skillshare which goes deeper into why I choose to make my home care products (like this DIY Surface cleaner) rather than buying them from the store. Click this link to get 2 free months and access to their full range of courses today!