Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Loni's All Purpose Spray

A BIG thanks to my girlfriend, Loni, for helping me check off another goal on my check list already!! She sent me this GREAT recipe for her homemade All-Purpose Spray.  Be sure to check her blog out too! Loni is SUPER creative and a world renowned multi-tasker like myself (but she cooks more).  :)

One thing you can do to fulfill all of these needs for just a few bucks is to mix up a batch of homemade all-purpose spray. I keep a bottle of it in the house at all times and use it on everything from the counter-tops, to the dog toys, to my car interior. It’s cheap to make (once you have the initial ingredients), takes less than two minutes to mix up, is non-toxic, environmentally sound, and makes everything smell wonderful. A no brainer, right? Here’s the recipe.
You’ll need:
A 32 oz. spray bottle (reuse an empty cleaning spray bottle or you can buy spray bottles at just about any grocery/big box store for a couple of bucks)
  • 3/4 cup distilled white vinegar (always buy the off-brand cheap stuff. It’s like $2 a gallon)
  • 1 cup hydrogen peroxide (also go for the cheap, big bottle)
  • 1 1/2 tsp castille soap (i.e. Dr. Bronner’s)
  • 30 drops of tea tree oil (worth the $6 investment for a bottle – it also serves as an antiseptic)
  • 30 drops of any other essential oil of your choice (I like lavendar, rosemary, lemon verbena, and citrus oil in particular is yummy & pretty cheap)
Pour all of those ingredients into your spray bottle and then add water to fill it up to the top.


  1. You are too sweet! Thanks for the shout out! I look forward to reading your blog and receiving more inspiration!!

  2. where do you buy these oils?

  3. I got all the oils and the dr. bronners at my local health food store. you can definitely get them at whole foods and/or earth fare too.