Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Time to make a new bottle of all-purpose cleaner...

Early December, I bought a bottle of castille soap (future note to self -- it's $5 less expensive at Trader Joe's than at Target) and some tea tree oil and went to town making my very first bottle of homemade cleanser/disinfectant.

It took some mental convincing to actually forego my much beloved bottle of 409. I finally decided to that I had nothing to lose except a few dollars and hopefully, some grime.

I had just finished reading "Gorgeously Green" by Sophie Uliano, so I decided to use her formula for kitchen cleaner. It was fantastic!

Here's the recipe. I give full credit to Sophia Uliano and her wonderful "Gorgeously Green".

32 oz. spray bottle

2 cups of water (I used filtered)

3/4 cup hydrogen peroxide

1/2 cup distilled white vinegar

1 tsp. pure castile soap

20 drops tea tree oil

Shake well and there you have it! The vinegar smell doesn't take long to dissipate, so don't worry about that.

The purpose of the peroxide and tea tree oil is their fantastic disinfectant properties. That makes me feel better than using just straight vinegar, which any number of people do with great success. I'm just kind of fussy about those kitchen germs. Eeew!

So give Sophie's recipe a try and see what you think of it. Check out her website, too... www.gorgeouslygreen.com. She's got some great information there!

1 comment:

Tana said...

I'm so excited you made the cleaner!!!