Wednesday, January 25, 2012

all-purpose cleaner recipe

...It's a dreamy kind of morning
The day started with rain
and the rain continues
Moonpie is on the couch reading
Buddy is in his room quietly playing
and I'm dreaming of a spring garden...

in the meantime, I have a new cleaning recipe to share with you.  I usually am a vinegar and water kind of gal, but I threw caution to the wind this week and came up with something I rather like.  I hope you do too!

Herban Homestead All-purpose cleaner
(based on a recipe found in Green Clean by Hunter and Halpin)

2 C hot water
1 tsp borax
1 tbsp Dr. Bronner's castile soap
1/8 C white vinegar
5 drops rosemary essential oil (EO)
10 drops lemon EO
2 drops tea tree EO

using a funnel, pour into spray bottle

This cleaner has better surfactants than my typical vinegar and water.  And it smells great!


The Farmer's Nest said...

I will be making your cleaner. Thank you for posting! I love your recipes and tips.

Greta said...

Can't wait to try it!
Thanks for sharing.
Love from,

Lady Cordelia said...

Thanks for this! Been wanting to find a good natural cleaning rec. and have not made the time to seek.


p.s. coming by way of habit of being

Shalini said...

I love Dr. Bronner's soap (even his labels are hilarious! this is probably where soapbox came from, right?). Will try this soon...

Amanda said...

That's brilliant!!

Poppy said...

Fantastic! I've been on a big homemade cleaning supplies kick lately so this is perfect timing for me to find your blog. Thank you for this great posting!