Recipes & DIY

DIY Natural All-Purpose Cleaner

If you’re tired of smelling harsh chemicals or you’re worried about the ingredients in your home cleaning products, I have just the solution for you: my DIY Natural All-Purpose Cleaner!

Featuring the very best and most effective (not to mention safest!) ingredients, this cleaner will become your go-to for all your basic cleaning needs!

So, what makes this DIY Natural All-Purpose Cleaner my preferred choice to the ready-made products on the market?

Let’s take a look at the ingredients:

  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Water
  • Lemon essential oil
  • Tangerine essential oil

And that’s it! No hidden chemicals. No ingredients you can’t pronounce. No toxins left behind.

Now, I bet you’re wondering if it’s really effective. Take a look at some of the research on the two main ingredients: the essential oils.

Believe it or not, lemon essential oil has been shown to clarify the air impurities in your home.

In a 2019 study, researchers measured the efficacy of diffusing certain essential oils in reducing the microbial contamination in two hospital wards.

Before the oils were diffused into the air, the researchers measured the amounts of airborne bacteria and fungi in the wards.

Afterward, they diffused both lemon and silver fir essential oils into the air.

They found that two hours after the oils were diffused, the airborne bacteria were reduced by approximately 40 percent.

Meanwhile, the airborne fungi were reduced by up to an astonishing 60 percent! [1]

As a result, this study revealed how both silver fir essential oil and lemon essential oil benefits indoor air quality by reducing airborne pathogens.

Plus, additional research has shown that lemon essential oil is effective against many strains of bacteria, including E. coli! [2]

Plus, simply smelling it has been shown to support healthy weight management, enhance concentration, boost mood, and even promote creativity!

Want to learn more about those benefits and beyond? Check out my article on the top five benefits of lemon essential oil.

Additionally, both lemon and tangerine essential oils have displayed anti-microbial effects against a variety of bacteria and fungi, from E. coli and Salmonella to Staph, Candida, and more! [3]

As you can see, this DIY Natural All-Purpose Cleaner contains some powerful benefits! So, let’s not wait any longer. Ready for this simple four-ingredient recipe?

Keep scrolling to learn how to mix up your very own batch in just five minutes.

 

DIY Natural All-Purpose Cleaner

Yield: About 18 ounces

Time: 5 minutes

 

DIY natural all-purpose cleaner - Dr. Pingel

 

Ingredients

1 cup 3% hydrogen peroxide

1 ¼ cup water

10-15 drops lemon essential oi

10-15 drops tangerine essential oil

 

Directions

1. Combine all the ingredients in a spray bottle. Shake vigorously to combine.

DIY natural all-purpose cleaner - Dr. Pingel

2. Before use, shake the mixture. Spray on the surface, then wipe clean. For best results, allow the spray to sit on the surface for 5 minutes before wiping.

DIY natural all-purpose cleaner - Dr. Pingel

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