The easiest switch to make, quicker than making a cup of tea and likely cheaper too! The best part being its free from Benzene which is found in many name brand sprays, oh and also found in cigarette smoke!
- 1/5 cup Liquid Castile Soap*
- 1 3/4 cups distilled water
- 20-25 drops Essential Oil
* You could also use a tablespoon of Washing Soda instead
- Measuring cup
- Spray bottle
1. Pour all the ingredients into your spray bottle.
2. Close the bottle tightly & shake to combine ingredients.
IMPORTANT STUFF TO KNOW
What is liquid Castile Soap?
This is a pure soap that is made from olive oil, water & lye.
Do I need to use distilled water?
Only if you are going to make a large batch that won't be used right away, or your tap water is very hard. Not only should it be free from any contaminates but it has less hard minerals that react with soap. For a small batch that will be used within 4-6 weeks normal tap/boiled water should be fine.
What essential oils do you recommend for cleaning?
My top oils are Eucalyptus, Lemon, Orange, Lemongrass, Lavender, Tea Tree but the choice is yours & the list is endless when it comes to blends.
Can I add Vinegar to this?
NO NO NO NO NO! You may have heard of recipes that call on mixing vinegar & dish liquid, although this to me is pointless, detergents are not pure soaps & can handle the acid/base reaction. A pure soap like Castile will turn a milky white when you add vinegar & it will ruin both the Castile the Vinegar.
Is this safe for all surfaces?
This spray is safe for all surfaces but when cleaning windows & glass it may leave streaks, in this case you’re best off using the Window & Bath Spray which is basically undiluted vinegar.