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Learn how to make a cleaning spray with just 3-ingredients and 5 minutes of your time. It’s easy, vegan and non-toxic!
Today we are coming at you with a different kind of recipe. We thought that it would be helpful to share how we put together our non-toxic 3-ingredient cleaning spray. After going vegan, Chris and I grew more passionate about shifting to a greener and non-toxic lifestyle. We are not perfect and we don’t stress perfection in this, but we try our best every day and we think that this cleaning spray is a great way to get started.
So what is the benefit of non-toxic products anyways? Well, for one thing, you will no longer be inhaling and absorbing harsh chemicals. You will be creating a healthier and purer environment in your home. You will also have control over the ingredients of your cleaning products and you won’t have to worry about reading labels anymore. Lastly, making this cleaning spray at home will help you save a good chunk of money as the ingredients are less expensive in the long run.
For this spray, we used these spray bottles that we found on Amazon and they worked perfectly. These came in a pack of two so we actually keep one cleaner in our upstairs bathroom and the other one downstairs so that both are within easy reach 🙂
Here are a few tips for using this cleaning spray:
- We have found that for tougher cleaning jobs, it is best to let the spray sit for several minutes to soften everything up. It may also be beneficial to pair the spray with a soft scrubbing brush. You can also sprinkle a bit of baking soda onto the surface (or whatever you are cleaning) and use the spray on it to create a paste before scrubbing.
- To disinfect surfaces such as countertops, let the spray sit for at least 60 seconds before rinsing.
- It is not recommended that vinegar is used to clean marble or granite surfaces. The acidic quality of vinegar (or any other acidic substance) will dull the surface and weaken the sealant. By doing so, you may cause long term damage to the surface.
- You can use this spray to clean mirrors as well. Simply spray the vinegar cleaner on the glass and use a gentle cloth to wipe it off. You can even use an old T-shirt! The mirror will appear foggy at first, but that will dissipate and it will clear up.
- You can adjust the amount of essential oils based on your smell preference. We should also note that at first, you may not be used to the vinegar smell and you may think it is unpleasant. This will fade fairly quickly and your kitchen will not smell like vinegar long term. Also, after long term use, you will definitely get used to the vinegar smell over time.
- Be careful when using vinegar cleaner on hardwood floors. Test it first in an inconspicuous area. Some finishes may be damaged by vinegar.