Cleaning Green Simple DIY All Purpose Cleaner

Cleaning Green Simple DIY All Purpose Cleaner

It is always great to have an all purpose cleaner on hand for life’s messy moments. If some of your messy moments include your dog, you want to be sure that all purpose cleaner is as chemical free as possible and you are cleaning green. Heck even if the mess wasn’t created by your dog the fact that your dog lives in the house and has to breathe the fumes from the cleaner should be reason enough to switch to an All Natural Non Toxic Cleaner. To ensure that you are using a product with natural ingredients, why not try making your own? It is not as tricky as you might think, you don’t need a bunch of ingredients, and you will be happy with the results.

Cleaning Green DIY All Purpose Cleaner - Lemon Basil Scent

Take a look below at a simple recipe for DIY Lemon and Basil All Purpose Cleaner. With just a few ingredients, you can whip up a batch of all purpose cleaner for all of your messy moments and keep your house looking and smelling clean without harsh chemicals! Think of it as cleaning green and not only eliminating harsh unnecessary chemicals from your home but using the same products you might use in a recipe for dinner which means you likely already have the ingredients waiting!

Cleaning Green Simple DIY Lemon and Basil All Purpose Cleaner

Supplies needed:
2 cups of white vinegar. Generic is fine!
2 medium sized lemons
2 teaspoons of dried basil OR 3-4 leaves of fresh basil
clean Jar with lid or clean spray bottle

Feel free to double this recipe if you wish to make a larger batch or are using it to clean the entire house before guests start to show up for the holidays

1. Start by pouring the vinegar into the jar. Be sure that you use white vinegar for best results.
2. Now you will want to cut your lemons into four quarters. Gently squeeze the juice into the mixture.
3. Cut the lemon peels into strips or slices and place in the jar, gently pushing them down so they are submerged in the liquid.
4. Add 2 teaspoons of dried basil or you can place 2-3 fresh leaves right in the mixture.
5. Now you want to be patient. Allow the mixture to sit for several days. You will notice that the liquid will turn a murky color. Don’t let this concern you as this just means all of the oils are being released from the peels. It also means the lemon and basil are masking the vinegar smell.

When you are ready to starting cleaning green and use your Lemon Basil All Purpose Cleaner, just apply it to a soft cloth as is. If you want, you can strain it first. Wipe down the surfaces and watch the power of vinegar and lemons cut through grime while the basil releases a wonderful scent. This is a great way to get your surfaces clean while not having to worry about chemicals.

Gather the supplies you need to give this simple homemade cleaner a try. Your budget, your pets, and even the Earth will be so grateful! Let’s start the season off right by Cleaning Green!

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  1. thanks for sharing that is so useful 😀
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  3. Cool idea!

  4. I love cleaning with vinegar and what a great idea to infuse it with basil and lemon for the scent, not to mention the added benefit of lemon disinfecting. Thanks for the idea.
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  5. I’ve been wanting to try some greener cleaners. I have to admit, I probably use half and half. I need the tough stuff for the mold, but I like to use green cleaners whenever I can too.
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  6. I’ve pinned this…I usually use vinegar and water…but this will smell so much better!

  7. This is a great idea!

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  8. I like this…. usually make my own cleaners and will try this also. Thank you.
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  9. Thanks for this idea. I already clean with vinegar but I had never thought about adding lemon and basil with it. I will definitely give this a try. #ThrowbackThursdayLP
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  10. This sounds great!! Its a totally different “green” version of cleaner then I had seen before, love that fact. #ThrowbackThursdayLP
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  13. This is great! I will try it!
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  14. Wow! This sounds so easy and wonderful! I hate the toxic cleaners in the market and I am happy that you share your idea for natural cleaner. Thanks!

  15. I am trying to live as green as I can. I mean, I eat in the right way, do exercise every day and now you give me another idea- to clean green! Thank you so much for giving these recipe for home made natural cleaner. I will definitely try it!

  16. I have two cats at home and I am trying to use only natural cleaning products because after all these animals are all day in the house and I don’t want to poison them with some toxic cleaner. I use only lemon+water and a few drops lavender essential oils. This mixture works great for almost everything. Thanks a lot for sharing your recipe! I will definitely try it!

  17. I make my all-surface cleaning solution the same way, from citrus peels and vinegar. I’ve thought, but never tried to add some herbs. Also I love the idea of adding essential oils to homemade cleaning products, I love tea tree oil. Have you tried this? Greets!

  18. Thanks so much for sharing this post! Have a great day!

  19. I really enjoyed reading this great post. Such an awesome cleaning tips, thank you so much! I just can’t wait to try this eco cleaning, because i really hate the smell of those toxic chemicals.


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