DIY Natural Surface Cleaner
One of our original products that we used to make here at the farm was our all-natural surface cleaner. Simple, effective and chemical-free, it has always been a staff and customer favourite!
But being a bulk cleaning product, we packaged it in a large plastic jug. And if you followed us through our rebrand last season, we made the decision to eliminate plastic packaging from our product lines in favour of eco-friendly options instead. We weren't able to find an appropriate, affordable alternative for our surface cleaner and ended up dropping it as a product...but we've had so many requests from our long-time customers to bring it back that we thought we'd do the next best thing: share the recipe so that you can make it yourself at home!
With only 6 ingredients, it's an easy and simple blend to mix up and makes a great streak-free cleaner for glass, stainless steel and countertop surfaces!
You will need:
- 100mL Lavender Hydrosol
- 75mL Distilled Water
- 25mL White Vinegar
- 10 drops Pure lavender essential oil
- 25 drops Pure tea tree essential oil
- 5 drops Pure lemon grass essential oil (or you can substitute pure sweet orange essential oil)
Pour into a spray bottle. Shake well before using.
Need to cut grease? Add a little dish soap directly onto the surface you are cleaning, spray cleaner on top and rub vigorously!
This is also a great cleaner to use on door knobs, faucets, light switches – just spray your cloth and wipe down the surface.
We're all about reusing and repurposing around here, and often receive questions from customers about what they should do with their empty 80mL aluminum spray bottles which many of our products are packaged in. (They can be recycled in your blue bin, but...) they're also perfect for surface cleaner! Simply modify the recipe accordingly to fit into the bottle:
- 40mL Lavender Hydrosol
- 30mL Distilled Water
- 10mL White Vinegar
- 4 drops Pure lavender essential oil
- 10 drops Pure tea tree essential oil
- 2 drops Pure lemon grass essential oil