Natural All-Purpose Disinfectant

I’m used to cleaning up gross things on a pretty regular basis, so it’s important to me to have a cleaner to rely on that is safe to use all around the house.

I use this natural all-purpose disinfectant for cleaning all kinds of things!  Like I wrote on the bottle, it’s for anything nasty!

You’ll need:
-a spray bottle (mine is from the Dollar Tree)
-2 Tbsp. liquid castile soap (I use Dr. Bronners’)
-1 Tbsp. baking soda
-15 drops of Tea Tree or Melaleuca Essential Oil (I like to shop at Rocky Mountain Oils)

Combine castile soap, baking soda, and essential oils in the spray bottle, then add enough water to fill up the bottle.  Shake well before each use!

This lasts a long time and is very economical to make!

For lots of other great cleaning recipes, I recommend the book Clean House, Clean Planet!


  1. says

    I use this recipe : ) – a lil tip my mom gave me. i always forget the ratio of stuff. so to save time she told me to write the recipe on the bottle hah! such an awesome idea. now i never forget what to put in it when im running low.

    • says

      I’m not sure, Morgan! I’ve used it on laminate counters, ceramic sinks/etc., painted wood, and carpet, but I obviously haven’t tried every surface possible. I would test it on a small, inconspicuous area if you’re concerned just to make sure!

  2. says

    Is it ok to put the essential oils in a plastic bottle like this. I had heard that you would loosesome of the potentcy because the oils leach into the plastic.

    I’ve been using stainless steel spray bottles for my cleaning mixes due to this.

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