natural spray cleaner ingredients with glass spray bottle

DIY Natural Spray Cleaner

natural spray cleaner ingredients with glass spray bottle

This natural spray cleaner is very easy to mix up and not only cleans well but fills the air with a lovely essential oil scent. Best of all it only takes a couple of minutes to make!

In summer a blend of scents like lemon and lavender or sweet orange and frankincense or lime and rosemary are light and uplifting. If flies are a problem, add a couple of drops of citronella oil to the spray, this will help deter them.

During winter try to use warm oils, like Thieves Synergy Blend, cedar-wood, clove or even a little natural vanilla essence, to give the kitchen a cosy smell.

If you have wooden bench tops, add about one teaspoon of olive oil and shake the bottle every time you use it, to disperse the oil and keep your bench in pristine condition.

DIY Natural Spray Cleaner

Nearly fill a 1 litre bottle with filtered warm water – warm water helps to dissolve the baking soda. 

Add 1 tsp Green Goddess Premium Baking Soda, a few drops of liquid Castile soap (preferably Green Goddess Unscented Liquid Castile Soap) and 10 drops of essential oil. My favourite at the moment is Lotus Synergy Blend, Joy & Harmony.

Shake together and fill up your spray bottle, the rest can be kept away from the sun for later use.

Buy pure Lotus essential oils here

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  1. Hi Wendyl, just wanted to know how well it stays effective in the plastic spray bottle, how often would I have to re-make a batch, or does it last well? Hope that makes sense! Thanks.

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      Hi Jenny,
      Lasts really well in spray bottle – I’ve had one of the first I made three weeks ago on a shelf just to test and it’s still great. You can just re-make as you need it, I can do it in a couple of minute at the kitchen sink to make a litre.

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      Hi Tracy, I haven’t heard of this happening before. It could be that you are adding too much detergent? Just a few drops is all you need. If it continues follow up with a spray of glass cleaner.

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      Hi Sherryl, This sounds like a tough one! Try neat white vinegar and see if that shifts some of it. If it does keep applying, then rinse off then repeat until it has gone. If not add some baking powder on top of the white vinegar = it should fizz – work into the stain and see if that works. Again repeat. Make sure that when you have finished you wash out thoroughly with soapy water.

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      HI Sarah, the vinegar reacts with the baking soda so not a good idea in this mix. But for glass cleaner it is great. The best bathroom cleaner is the cleaning paste or for slimy stuff just use neat white vinegar – spray on, leave for half an hour and wipe off.

  2. Another fab use for this spray cleaner – ant killer! I came back from holiday to find a nice little trail of ants across the kitchen worksurface. I sprayed the cleaner over the top to wipe it down and all the ants instantly dropped dead! Result!!

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      HI Billy, use anti-bacterials like lavender, orange, or if you want to get really strong tea-tree to kill germs. However most germs should be cleaned away with this spray.

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      Hi there, worth a try. I would use the same amount, it should work okay as there is only a tiny amount in there which acts as a spreader.

  3. Hi Wendyl,
    I have a baby with reflux, which means she throws up on absolutely everything so I am forever cleaning! I really want to try your recipes, but just wondering now that she’s mobile (and teething) if this and the antibacterial recipe is baby friendly in terms of her taste testing every surface and also ok to use on baby toys and gym for a quick wipe? Many thanks 🙂

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      Hi Rico, antibacterial is really good for around babies, but if you’re worried the spray cleaner is fine for cleaning toys and things.Use tea tree or eucalyptus essential oil for good anti-bacterial and anti-viral qualities.

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      I get my oils from http://www.lotusoils.co.nz. I used to mix oils for my diffuser but now I just go for simple one oil at a time. But you could play around or search the internet for good recipes. A book I love for essential oil recipes is The Fragrant Pharmacy by Valerie Ann Wormwood. I’ve used a lot of her recipes over the years.

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  4. Hi there,

    I am just wondering how disinfectant this mixture is, I believe lemon is a great anti bacterial, do you have any further bench sprays that smell great and are anti bacterial with the use of lemon? Regards, Kate.

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      Great antiseptic, anti-viral and antibacterial essential oils are lavender, orange, eucalyptus, clove and tea-tree. Use one or mix them together for a smell you like.

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      No not really. It won’t dissolve without a lot of heat and then when it cools it will make the solution gluggy. You can try making the cleaner without the liquid soap and see how you go.

  5. I have an man-made stone benchtop and was told I must use a special stone spray on it. I’d much prefer to use this and am wondering if it will be safe and not cause pitting or damage. Thanks 🙂

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      Barbara I’m always a little loathe to recommend something which I haven’t tried. Having said that this is very mild so why not try it on a corner and see what happens or underneath. I think it should be fine and will save you money!

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      Hi Sandra, it sounds like the urine has died the carpet. You don’t say what colour your carpet is but if it is light you could apply a light solution of hydrogen peroxide 3% and see if that bleaches it out for you.

    1. Hi Yan, try soaking the stain in our double strength white vinegar for about thirty minutes, then rub the stain with your fingers as you rinse it in lukewarm water. Then put a little Green Goddess Hemp & Eucalyptus Dish Wash (this product is an amazing stain remover) on the stain and gently rub. Repeat if necessary.

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