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Homemade All Purpose Cleaner

Homemade cleaners do not have to be expensive. This recipe is for homemade all purpose cleaner that costs about $3 per gallon to make. Can’t beat that!

With only 3 simple household ingredients, you can make an entire gallon or cut the recipe in halves or quarters and store in spray bottles or even as a cleaning concentrate for mopping etc by omitting the water.

I use this all around my house for cleaning counter tops, bathrooms, the kitchen, kid’s toys, the windows, appliances and so much more. 

I always have these ingredients on hand along with my reusable glass spray bottle that is sustainable and eco-friendly. 

Homemade All Purpose Cleaner:


  1. 1/2 cup white vinegar
  2. 1 tablespoon castile soap
  3. 20 drops lemon essential oil
  4. 2 half gallon mason jars (or reuse a gallon milk jug or something similar)


Fill the remaining container with warm filtered water. This cleaner is perfect for all kinds of household cleaning! I love the lemon scent too.

  • Keep in mind that the $3 price is when you buy in bulk at the cheapest price. I buy all of these ingredients in bulk because I can use them for so many other things! Prices can vary by store and location. This price does not include the mason jars. Save money by reusing containers.

Also check out: 14 Homemade All Natural Cleaners

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