You can spend a small chunk of change to have all the ingredients to make all natural household cleaners.
Commercial cleaning ingredients pose a health risk in that, they pollute your home with chemicals you end up ingesting. Ewww.
Here is a nifty website about getting rid of your household cleaners — and it’s actually pretty fun —
Here is my recipe —
1 tbs Borax ($6 for a HUGE box of it that will last a lifetime)
1 tbs Castile Soap (I swear by Dr. Bronners)
2 tbs White Vinegar
1/4 tsp Eucalyptus Essential Oil (Don’t use fragrance or “scented” oils — only essential oils are all natural)
3 drops Tea Tree Oil (antibacterial, antimicrobial AND antiviral)
2 cups Hot Water
Mix all the ingredients in a spray bottle using a funnel and label it “multipurpose cleaner” or something…make sure you don’t drink this please.
You can use this to spray on any surface except glass. I’ll have a recipe for glass cleaner soon.
Use a damp cloth to scrub/wipe the surface after you’ve sprayed.
So fresh and so clean.