No need to try 409 different cleaner recipes–this one is fantastik!
Sorry, I couldn’t help myself.
This all-purpose cleaner is great at cutting grease and disinfecting, and we use it all over the house. We call it APC for short.
1/2 cup citrus vinegar (degreaser)
1 teaspoon Dr. Bronner’s Sal Suds
2 teaspoons baking soda (removes odor)
15 drops tea tree essential oil (antibacterial)
2 cups water
Learn about the essential oils I use and recommend.
Add everything to a clean, empty spray bottle. The vinegar and baking soda will fizz a bit, so don’t put the lid on right away! Once the fizzing stops, put the top on, shake gently to mix, and start cleaning.
“Now that’s all well and good,” I can hear you saying. “But prove it to me! I want to see it work!”
I can do that–but remember, you asked for it. Mom, avert your eyes.
Lovely, yes? Somebody tell me their stove hood looks like this too. I’ll feel better.
Best of all, it’s safe to use. I wouldn’t want the kids to help if I was using conventional cleaners because of the chemicals and the smell. But when Little Peanut wants to help clean, I spritz some APC and let her scrub away!
Now if I could just teach one of them to mop…
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