How to make Homemade Cleaning Spray
I’m THAT parent who gives their children daily jobs to do around the house and refuses to let them on any electronics until the jobs are done – a fact which doesn’t always go down with my two if I’m honest as I know that a lo of their friends don’t have to do much at all around the house.
One job that they both love doing (I say love, I mean that they hate it less than their other jobs ;-)) is polishing and I have Master Frugal polish the living room sideboard and everything on it every day whilst Miss Frugal has to polish our wooden table every day and our kitchen shelves and everything on them weekly.
We’ve had one bug after another since he start of December so I’ve been a bit more relaxed about jobs getting done lately but this week I decided that they needed to get back into the habit of doing their daily jobs so I sat them down and let them know that we’d be starting again. They’ve enjoyed not having to do their jobs so I was met with a small amount of eye rolling and a fair amount of muttering under their breath when I told them we were starting daily jobs again but I went with the threat that every eye roll or moan earns an extra job and we were all good after that!
Anyway, now that we’re starting up with the daily jobs I decided to make some new homemade cleaning spray with some peppermint essential oil. I started making my own homemade cleaning spray last year sometime when I discovered the joys of essential oils and the smell it leaves is amazing!
How to make your own homemade cleaning spray
1 part water
1 part white vinegar
20-25 drops of essential oil
White vinegar is slightly acidic which means that it’s great for wiping your counters and surfaces around the house as well as having numerous other uses around the home which we’ll get into one of these days. It’s a natural deodoriser and absorbs household odours instead of just covering them up and I know that you might worry about the smell of vinegar in your house but honestly, any vinegar smell is completely gone when the spray dries and the peppermint essence scent takes over leaving an amazing fresh smell in it’s place.
I do usually make it in a bigger bottle but the bottle I use isn’t very photogenic so I went for a nicer bottle this time. 😉
If you like making your own cleaning spray then you should check out my recipe for homemade febreze too!
And while you’re at it, have a look at the rest of my homemade cleaning products here.
(PS) As always, be careful spraying when using Essential Oils. This post shares a bit of information about what you should know before using essential oils.
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