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DIY All purpose and surface spray recipe!

I finally got tired of dumping vinegar on any of my countertops or surfaces I wanted to clean and decided to finally break down and buy a spray bottle. (I found this lovely little glass bottle on Amazon here.) Honestly I am a little embarrassed that I hadn’t made this sooner! The recipe is so very simple!

Easy to make all purpose and surface spray recipe utilizing vinegar, water and essential oils, inexpensive, frugal and green living!

  • 1 part water
  • 1 part white distilled vinegar
  • 10 drops tea tree oil
  • 10 drops lemongrass oil
  • 10 drops orange oil

Easy to make all purpose and surface spray recipe utilizing vinegar, water and essential oils, inexpensive, frugal and green living!

I use this spray on absolutely everything including my butcher block countertops! It leaves a pleasant and interesting smell behind. Of course every time I make it now I try a new combination of essential oils! Though I always keep tea tree oil in it because it has such great antibacterial properties. Its great for our dining room table especially and it leaves just a little sheen behind that I love. It also gets the grime off of our white back splash with little to no elbow grease. I also used it to clean out our microwave and it took care of it with just a couple of sprays and some good wiping.

Easy to make all purpose and surface spray recipe utilizing vinegar, water and essential oils, inexpensive, frugal and green living!
Easy to make all purpose and surface spray recipe utilizing vinegar, water and essential oils, inexpensive, frugal and green living!

Also, as you can see in the picture, the oils sit on the top so I make sure and give it a little shake before I use it so the oils get dispersed throughout before spraying. This also works fine on glass and mirrors but I’m not looking for a streak free shine necessarily, just looking to get it good and clean and I use just a soft kitchen towel. So far I haven’t found a situation yet where I don’t love this spray! It’s great for light dusting too – I just spray a little on the towel I’m using and hit our coffee table and end tables etc.

Easy to make all purpose and surface spray recipe utilizing vinegar, water and essential oils, inexpensive, frugal and green living!

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20 Comments

  1. February 1, 2017 at 6:41 pm

    I love all of your natural recipes, Tarah–and some day I’m going to get around to trying them!! Pinned 🙂 Thanks so much for linking up with Vintage Charm–

  2. February 14, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    I like this idea – And I love the scent of citrus – Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW’s DIY party!

    • February 14, 2017 at 3:47 pm

      Thanks Helen, I’ve been trying a bunch of different combos so far the citrus is my favorite with a dash of lavender!

  3. February 17, 2017 at 6:26 am

    Tarah, Thanks for sharing this spray recipe. It sounds like a great alternative. One of my favorite essential oils is grapefruit bergamot. Sylvia D.

    • February 17, 2017 at 5:26 pm

      Sylvia I have always wanted to try grapefruit essential oil – definitely going to have to pick some up!

  4. February 18, 2017 at 9:31 am

    I love all natural products and the smell of your all purpose spray must be amazing. So refreshing. I’m going to have to try this combination Tarah, thanks so much

    • February 20, 2017 at 5:38 pm

      Thanks Michelle, I can’t believe how well it works too!

  5. Jane A Meeker
    February 20, 2017 at 3:02 am

    I am unfamiliar with Essential oils. Is it possible there is one that is common in most recipes so I would only need one, is it just for scent or does clean also? Are their generic brands? Any advice is appreciated. Jane in Oregon

    • February 20, 2017 at 5:41 pm

      Hey Jane, you can get essential oils on Amazon. Tea tree oil is a favorite because it has great anti bacterial properties (I use it on bug bits and cuts or burns too!) that would be a good place to start, after that just about every one of them has some kind of benefit – lavender is great for sleep and smells divine.

  6. Jann Olson
    February 21, 2017 at 6:14 am

    Great idea to make your own spray! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

    • February 21, 2017 at 4:03 pm

      Thanks Jann, hope you have a great week!

  7. March 3, 2017 at 1:09 am

    I used to be so good about making my own cleaners. Perhaps it’s time to get started again with this recipe? Thanks for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!

    • March 3, 2017 at 4:02 pm

      Thanks for coming by Leslie, this is one of my very favorite recipes! It makes our house smell SO good!

  8. March 5, 2017 at 10:06 am

    What a great idea. I have to try it. Thanks for sharing!

    • March 6, 2017 at 4:00 pm

      Thanks Cristina for stopping by!

  9. March 14, 2017 at 11:06 pm

    How neat! 🙂

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  10. March 21, 2017 at 5:00 am

    Great idea for the recipe. It will be fun to try this DIY.

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