Make Your Own Spray Cleaner

To make your own household spray cleaner, all you have to do is fill a spray bottle with an equal amount of water and vinegar. Add a few drops of an essential oil, such as peppermint or rose, or fresh-squeezed lemon juice to give the mix a pleasant, clean smell. Then use it as an all-surface cleaner throughout the house. This mix is especially useful for protecting against mildew and soap scum in the bathroom by the shower or tub, as well as in and around the kitchen sink. To clean spot-prone windows inside or outside of your house, mix 2 cups of water with 2 drops of castile soap and 3 tablespoons vinegar in your spray bottle and check to make sure the spray doesn't leave streaks. If it does, add more vinegar slowly until you find the right ratio of ingredients. (Castile soap is recommended because it is organically made from vegetable oil, as opposed to animal fat.) Again, there's no need to rinse the windows after this all-natural cleansing.