Making my own cleaning products always appealed to me, but I got the final push the day I saw my toddler son actually lick the countertop on our kitchen island. All I could think about was what he might get in his system as my husband had recently purchased a Clorox cleaner, and I had used it! I tend to buy cleaner products such as 7th generation and method, but having vinegar and oils on hand already it seemed like the easier and more cost effective option. I buy big bottles of vinegar for under $2.50 at Aldi, which is far less expensive than natural cleaning sprays, and with far less ingredients.
Vinegar works as a natural disinfectant and is usable on almost all surfaces in your home. I use it in my kitchen on the cabinets and countertops, on my bathroom sink and even on my hardwood floors. It is only advised against on soft stones, such as marble and granite.
I use a combination of essential oils both for the aromatherapy and for further disinfection. Currently I'm loving lemon -rosemary combination but you can mix and match to your liking. I've used many different essential oils and you'll notice a variety of labels in my photos. But my favorite brand in terms of quality and cost is Rocky Mountain Oils. They have great prices and good sales on their website, the oils are of high quality, and they don't require any strange subscription services.... Now let's get going!
16 oz glass spray bottle (This are the ones I have: https://amzn.to/2tCcMdQ )
Equal parts Water and Distilled White Vinegar
5 drops essential oil of your choosing: I like lemon, orange or grapefruit
5 drops essential oil of your choosing: I use tea tree, eucalyptus, peppermint or rosemary
1. Fill water bottle with equal parts water and Distilled vinegar. It usually works out to be 3/4 C of each in these glass water bottles.
2. Add 5 drops of each oil of your choosing, or as many as you need to obtain optimal aroma
3. Mix together and you're ready to use! I have these labels I use on my glass bottles which isn't necessary, but I like to add the label so my husband and other guests in my home feel comfortable using it. And it adds a little flair!