Natural cleaning solution

Natural cleaning solution

Cleaning BottleEver get the feeling some of those cleaners out on the market are overkill? I started using this homemade cleaner a while ago and love it. For small messes and quick cleanups, it does a great job. I don’t have to worry when spraying it near my kids, the ingredients are simple, and it works great.

Homemade Cleaning Recipe


3 parts water
1 part vinegar
2 squirts of non-toxic soap (we use either Seventh Generation dishsoap or Dr. Bronners liquid soap)
4 drops of lemon essential oil or lavender essential oil (optional)

Supplies needed

Large spray bottle


Fill a large, clean, empty spray bottle with all ingredients. Shake it up. Spray where needed and wipe clean with an old rag or a paper towel.


You can play with the ratio of vinegar to water until it suits your needs. The essential oil is optional, but adds a nice touch!

HealthyYogaMom is written by Tess, a writer and mother of two who is passionate about health, happiness, and a sustainable living on the planet. Learn more about Tess here.