July 29, 2011

How to: Make Lavender Vinegar Spray

Posted by Kristin

I mentioned back in this June post that I love using this spray. I've gotten a few requests on how to make it so here it goes...

I started using it about 6 months ago when I finally decided to forgo all the nasty smelling cleaners out there. Both lavender and vinegar naturally have antibacterial properties so they can be used instead of harsh chemicals. I use this spray to clean my counters, bath room, and pretty much any other surface.

A little disclaimer: since this is a DIY project, I'm not guaranteeing that the proportions of ingredients I'm using are going to kill 100% of all bacteria but it does a good enough job for me.

Start out by getting an empty one of these:

Next grab some of this (it can be any brand of white vinegar) and pour about 2 cups into the spray bottle:

Next add 2 cups of water to the spray bottle:

Then add about 15-20 drops of  yummy spelling lavender essential oil  to the spray bottle:

And add the juice from 1 fresh squeezed lemon (about 3 tbsp):

Then shake, shake, shake....

And clean with one of these:

I love using microfiber cloths because they collect everything (dust, grime, crumbs...you name it) and you can throw them in the wash when you're done.

For a bucket load of really great homemade cleaning recipes check out this post on one of our favorite blogs, Young House Love.

Do any of you use a spray like this already or some other homemade cleaner?

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