DIY Cleaning Sprays

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DIY Cleaning Sprays

Between disinfectant sprays, window cleaners, air fresheners and bathroom scrubs, you use a lot of cleaning liquids to spruce up your home. While most are reasonably priced, you can still save yourself some cash by whipping up your own sprays using ingredients you’re already stashing in your cupboards. Not sure how to make a spray that’s safe and effective? Look no further! We’ve rounded up a few cleaning spray recipes that are quick and simple!

Window Cleaner

Have you been on a lifelong hunt for a window cleaner that leaves your windows sparkling with no streaks and smears? In a 24 ounce spray bottle, combine 1 ounce of white ammonia, 4 ounces of rubbing alcohol and one drop of laundry detergent. Fill the remaining space in the bottle with water and shake to mix well. The mixture may foam a little, so just wait for the bubbles to settle and get started wiping those windows!

Disinfectant Spray

If you want to give those nasty germs a boot, this disinfectant spray is everything you’ve been dreaming of. In a spray bottle, combine a 1/2 cup of white vinegar, 2 cups of hot water to properly dissolve all of the ingredients, 1 teaspoon Arm + Hammer Washing Soda and 10 drops of tea tree oil. The vinegar itself has strong bacteria-killing properties, and the tea tree oil will give an extra cleaning kick. Spray the mixture on your surfaces and let it sit for 10 minutes. Wipe clean with a paper towel, then step back and marvel at how clean and germ-free all of your surfaces are!

Fabric Freshener

This DIY fabric spray will make all of your soft surfaces smell fresh! Pour 3 tablespoons of fabric softener into a clean, empty spray bottle. Next, pour 3 cups of hot water into the bottle. Finally, add 1 tablespoon of baking soda and shake the bottle vigorously to thoroughly mix and dissolve all of the ingredients. Before spraying on your soft surfaces, be sure to do a small test patch to ensure the spray won’t react negatively with your fabrics and leave a stain.

Bathroom Cleaner

It’s no secret that your bathroom can get a little gross. If you’re sick of using all of that elbow grease to remove caked on dirt and grime, you’ll love this cleaning spray. Measure out 1 cup of vinegar into a 2 cup measuring cup. Heat the vinegar in the microwave for approximately one minute, and then add 1 cup of blue Dawn. Use a funnel to transfer the mixture into a spray bottle. Spray the liquid all over your bathroom surfaces, let it sit for 10 minutes and then wipe away with a bathroom sponge. Your bathroom will be sparkling… no elbow grease required!

While there’s no magic cleaning spray that will make scrubbing fun and effortless, these recipes will certainly make a difference in your home! So, pull together your ingredients, mix them up and start cleaning!

Kat Boogaard

Kat Boogaard

Kat Boogaard is a Midwest-based freelance writer and blogger who loves lending her voice to a variety of publications and organizations. When she manages to escape from behind her computer screen, she enjoys reading, babying her rescued terrier mutt and obsessively organizing her entire home.
Kat Boogaard
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About Kat Boogaard

Kat Boogaard is a Midwest-based freelance writer and blogger who loves lending her voice to a variety of publications and organizations. When she manages to escape from behind her computer screen, she enjoys reading, babying her rescued terrier mutt and obsessively organizing her entire home.