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Ditch the Nasty Expensive Chemical Spray Bottles – DIY Household Cleaning Recipes

Eucalyptus Oil – All Purpose Cleaner:

15 drops of pure essential eucalyptus oil
1/2 cup white vinegar water
water

Add the eucalyptus oil and the vinegar to a clean spray bottle. Fill with filtered water and shake to mix. This one is great for showers, bench-tops and basins.

 

Lavender – Disinfectant Spray:

1/2 cup white vinegar
6 drops of pure essential Lavender oil

Add the lavender drops to the spray bottle and fill with white vinegar.
Great for cleaning the bathroom and toilet or anywhere you would usually choose to use disinfectant or antibacterial spray.

 

Orange Oil – All Round Cleaner:

15 drops of pure essential Orange Oil
3 tablespoons bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
Water

Add all ingredients to your spray bottle and shake well.
Good for use anywhere prone to grease or lime scale build-up. Perfect for kitchen benchtops!

 

Soapnut Multi-Purpose Spray:

25 grams of Soapnuts
500ml of boiling water
a few drops of eucalyptus oil

Add the Soapnuts to the boiling water and let them steep for 30 minutes.
Drain and discard the soapnut shells (or use them in your washing machine)
Add the eucalyptus oil.

Place in a spray bottle and use for all purposes.

More About Soapnuts…. soapnuts have been used in India and Nepal for hunderds of years, a soap nut is the dried fruit of the Ritha tree and the saponin released is a fantastic substitute for conventional foaming detergents. SoapNut shells and their soaking liquid can be used for washing clothes, dishes, cloth nappies, as a liquid soap, cleaning and shining ornaments, household cleaner etc. Soap nuts are a highly-effective cleaning agent, are gentle and leave your laundry fresh and clean. Suitable on all fabrics at all temperatures. A great product to use if you suffer from eczema or sensitive skin.

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