If you need an all-purpose cleaner with a little more grit than our vinegar/water solution, try this natural cleaning concoction. (Always spot-test before trying it on a new surface.)
- 2 tsp Borax
- 1 tsp Washing soda (not baking soda)
- Hot water
- 4 tbsp Vinegar
- 1/2 tsp Natural liquid soap (Seventh Generation dish liquid or Dr. Bronner's)
- 1/4 tsp Tea tree oil
- 8 drops Rosemary oil
- 8 drops Tangerine oil
- 8 drops Lavender oil
- Spray bottle or bucket
- Dissolve borax and washing soda (find them in your store's laundry aisle) into 2 cups of very hot water, strain the mixture through a very fine sieve, and funnel it into a 1-quart spray bottle (or forget the sieve and just pour it in slowly, leaving behind any undissolved powder).
- Add the rest of the ingredients and shake to blend. Top off with more hot water and shake again.