DIY all purpose cleaner spray with degreasing power


It’s Easter break. For many of us that means time off work, family time and cooking big meals. Here in the UK, the sun is in full cooperation, which happens about 3 times a year - so I imagine we’ll all be a little more merry than usual. So in anticipation of Monday’s inevitable clean up and kitchen de-grease, I’m sharing a simple all purpose cleaning spray recipe. It’s got just three ingredients: water, surgical spirits (rubbing alcohol in the US) and Dr. Bronner’s Sal Suds. This is the second cleaner recipe I’ve shared - you can see my DIY glass cleaner here (it’s even streak-free!)

Here’s the recipe:

450 ml / 16 oz of water (Distilled is good, but I also use tap water!)

80ml /1/3 cup surgical spirits (or rubbing alcohol) (Available at drug stores)

1/2 tsp of Dr Bronner’s Sal Suds (I get mine here)

Add the ingredients in that order to your amber spray bottle and bam! You’re ready to de-grease those work surfaces (including marble and granite), tiles, sinks, etc.

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NB: This recipe is not for use on wood surfaces, as the surgical spirit will wear any varnish / finish down.

I hope you‘ll give this a whirl, it’s yet another way to avoid plastics and toxic chemicals in your home.

Enjoy your break and the Spring sunshine! Please let me know what you think in a comment or message.