I make a lot of my own cleaning supplies. Saving money is a big reason why I choose to make my own. But, an even bigger reason is our health. So many store-bought cleaning supplies are filled with toxic chemicals that I personally don’t believe are good for the health of my family. For this reason, we go the homemade route as much as possible. It also means we put less plastic into our ecosystem, which is obviously better for all of us.
This recipe is for the window cleaner we use. It costs pennies to make and smells great. Quick side note, that bottle of Dr. Bronner’s is 18 years old. We have been recycling it since the year 2001. We buy it by the gallon and continue to refill that bottle. In 18 years, we have only purchased 3 gallons.
1/4 cup white vinegar
1/2 teaspoon castile soap (we use Dr. Bronner’s)
2 cups water
4 drops lavender essential oil
4 drops lemon essential oil
The directions are pretty straightforward. Add all ingredients to a bottle and mix.
You can use any essential oil of your choice. I just prefer the lemon lavender mix.