Thursday, August 30, 2012

A multi-purpose cleaning recipe

Devin and I spent the entire day cleaning the kitchen.  I don't think it has actually been cleaned from top to bottom ever in the two years we've lived here.  I wanted to share because 1) I'm proud of our immensely clean room and B) I found a multi-purpose cleaner that I really enjoy and I wanted to share:

Multi-purpose cleaner

  • 1/2 cup water (distilled, boiled, or oh heck get wild and crazy straight from the tap)
  • 1/2 cup hydrogen peroxide
  • 1/2 teaspoon castile soap (I loved the smell of Dr. Bronner's citrus soap)
Combine in a spray bottle and use on counters, windows, cupboards, etc.  Test on fabrics before using as peroxide can sometimes discolor fabrics.  I found a lot of success using my cleaner with a microfiber cloth.

I forgot that there was peroxide in my cleaner until I sprayed a section along the counter behind our sink faucet and - foooooom - a huge puff of white foam!  Good thing I had that disinfecting power.  And kinda gross.

While I finished the kitchen, Devin cleaned out our spare bathroom.  Didn't know we had a spare bathroom?  Well if you've been over in the last 12 months you wouldn't have because it was filled with gardening supplies and recycling.  

With two rooms down, I'll leave you now....the dining room is calling.

Pics or it didn't happen


  1. Thanks for posting this! I've been looking for a multi-purpose cleaner, that I could make at home. I'm tired of the way store bought ones smell, and i love my Dr. Bronner's mint soap, so this one is perfect!

    1. You're welcome Jamie! I bet it would smell amazing with the peppermint.