Keeping your home spick and span doesn’t just mean relying on chemical-filled and expensive store-bought cleaners!
These homemade cleaners are really easy to make, and can be stored in spray bottles to be brought out as a cleaning spray for your kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and more whenever you need them.
If you’re looking for anything in particular, you can click on any of the links below to get straight to mixing!
- All-Purpose Cleaning Spray
- Oven Cleaning Spray
- Glass Cleaning Spray
- Fridge Cleaning Spray
- Air Freshening Spray
- Dust Repellent Spray
- Mattress Freshening Spray
1. All-Purpose Cleaning Spray
Combine these in a spray bottle –
- 2 cups water
- 1 teaspoon of dish soap (helps in removing dirt and grease)
- 20 drops of your favourite essential oil (while this is optional, you can opt for essential oils such as tea tree oil that has disinfecting properties)
Rope in the help of a funnel to pour the ingredients seamlessly into the spray bottle. We guarantee, no spills at all!
This all-purpose cleaning spray is great for daily cleaning of your kitchen counters, bathroom surfaces and furniture where you often see dust bunnies appearing.
2. Oven Cleaning Spray
The oven is a wondrous source of roasted, baked and heated goods. But, it can also tend to accumulate grease and grime quite fast!
Mixing baking soda and water (3:1 ratio) in a bowl. Spread the paste in the interior of the oven, but avoiding the heating elements. Let it sit overnight. The alkalic properties of baking soda aids in dissolving grease and dirt in the presence of water, allowing for effective removal. It deodorizes by absorbing odours as well!
3. Glass Cleaning Spray
Not fond of taking harsh chemicals to your windows? Mix white vinegar and water in a 1:1 ratio in a spray bottle.
You can lightly spritz this mixture on our Anti-scratch Mirror & Glass Cleaning Cloth to help you get your windows to a streak-free finish!
Note: Use a new spray bottle to prevent the vinegar and alcohol from picking up traces of any residue from a previous solution, which may lead to unwanted chemical reactions.
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4. Fridge Cleaning Spray
Hard stains from sauce bottles and accidental spills from meat juices can be a chore to clean. Mix these ingredients together to form a natural fridge cleaning spray
- 1 cup warm water (helps in loosening stains)
- ½ cup vinegar
- ½ teaspoon dish soap
- 20 drops lemon essential oil (optional, but it gives your fridge a nice lemony scent)
Spray and wipe down fridge’s walls, crisper drawers and freezer compartment to remove gunk and leave your fridge smelling fresh!
5. Air Freshening Spray
Freshen up the air at home without any chemicals! In a spray bottle, simply add vinegar and water in a 1: 3 ratio. The acetic acid in vinegar works wonders in neutralising alkaline odours.
You can also add in a few drops of your favourite essential oil to enrich your air freshening spray’s scent! Here are some benefits of common scented essential oils:
- Rose: A floral scent that is sure to sweeten up your day! Helps with reducing anxiety and uplifting the spirit.
- Lavender: A subtle floral scent that’s well-known for its soothing and relaxing properties. You can also inhale it for some headache relief.
- Peppermint: Has a distinctive minty aroma that’s crisp and refreshing. Can offer relief from symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. It may also help with headaches and indigestion.
- Ylang ylang: Releases a spicy but sweet scent. May aid in relaxation, boosting self-esteem and even a repellent for some insects!
6. Dust Repellent Spray
Did you know that a simple mixture of liquid fabric softener and water can form a dust repelling solution? Hard to believe, but it’s true! Static cling from surfaces is what attracts dust, and fabric softener can work to create a thin barrier that limits that cling.
All you have to do is mix water and a non-toxic liquid fabric softener in a 4:1 ratio. Spritz a microfiber cloth with the dust repelling spray and wipe away!
If you would prefer one that is made of all-natural ingredients, create a dusting spray by adding water and white vinegar in a 4:1 ratio. Next, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 8-10 drops of lavender essential oil to form your dusting spray.
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7. Mattress Freshening Spray
Has your bed started to smell from long-term usage? Worried about bugs making you itch as well?
Bed bugs and dust mites can crawl into your bed at night to feed on flakes of your skin that you shed daily. Tell those itty-bitty bugs and bothersome odours to bugger off with some homemade disinfectant spray!
Mix equal parts white vinegar and water in a spray bottle. Then, spray your mattress sparingly to get rid of any unwanted scents and bugs. Let it air dry for a day.
Tip: You can sprinkle the mattress with some baking soda after spraying the solution to have a deeper clean. Vacuum the mattress surface after it has dried to remove the residue.
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Now that you have made your natural cleaning sprays, don’t forget to label them to avoid confusion. Our water-resistant Pantry Sticker Labels will do the trick! Select the ‘Blank’ ones and write down its name, ingredients and date.
Note: As they natural, they do not contain stabilisers. Hence, make enough for 1-2 months of use each time. Use a new batch after.
Do let us know what you’ll be giving a spritz at home in the comments down below.
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