Three 3-Ingredient Cleaners for the Whole House

You'll say bye-bye to store-bought cleaners once you give our all-natural, three-ingredient versions a try. 

All-Purpose Cleaner

Photo by: Jason Kisner

Jason Kisner

You'll Need

  • 1 3/4 cups distilled water
  • 1 cup distilled white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup castile soap
  • tea tree essential oil (optional)

Instructions

Using a funnel, add all ingredients to a spray bottle and shake to mix. For extra antibacterial and antifungal properties, add 20-30 drops of tea tree essential oil.

Glass Cleaner

Photo by: Jason Kisner

Jason Kisner

You'll Need

  • 1 cup distilled water
  • 1 cup distilled white vinegar
  • 1 cup rubbing alcohol
  • peppermint essential oil (optional)

Instructions

Using a funnel, add all ingredients to a spray bottle and shake to mix. For extra cleaning power and an invigorating scent, add 20-30 drops of peppermint essential oil.

Wood Cleaner

Photo by: Jason Kisner

Jason Kisner

You'll Need

  • 1 1/2 cups distilled water
  • 1 cup distilled white vinegar
  • 8 Tbsp. olive oil
  • lemon essential oil (optional)

Instructions

Using a funnel, add all ingredients to a spray bottle and shake to mix. For extra cleaning power and a lively, fresh scent, add 20-30 drops of lemon essential oil.

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