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Homemade Lemon Natural Cleaning Recipe – An All Purpose Cleaner

Our homemade lemon natural cleaning recipe is an affordable, green, and all-purpose natural cleaner. With my 3-year old and now a new baby coming, I am trying to steer clear of toxins in the home in any way possible – toxin free cleaner recipe is perfect!
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Toxin free cleaner recipe

I came up with a great concoction that is wonderful for disinfecting tons of areas in the home using all-natural ingredients; vinegar, fresh lemons, tea tree essential oil, and water. There are many different kinds of natural and green cleaning products available on the market these days, but I cannot always afford to keep a bottle around. The name: Lemon Tree All-Purpose Cleaner! Yea, I made it up 🙂

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We love homemade cleaners with vinegar

I have seen so many natural cleaning recipes for homemade cleaning products that have either water and vinegar, or water and lemon juice, or vinegar and tea tree oil. I do not like the extreme smell of vinegar alone every time I clean, so I decided that I would combine a few of these recipes and make my own.

I love how it turned out, and I also love the fact that I am able to clean and disinfect my kitchen, bathrooms, and other surfaces without harmful chemicals. Also, it cleans well without leaving a bleachy or other toxic smell, the scent is fairly mild, like a lemony essential oil, hence the name!

Here are the active ingredients I chose and why they work:

White Vinegar –  Extremely acidic and effective for most household cleaning needs. Cleaning with vinegar is known and widely used disinfectant. Kills most mold, bacteria, and germs and is very affordable.

Tea Tree Oil – Known as one of the strongest antiseptics of the essential oils. Its germicidal, anti-fungal and antibacterial qualities make it a great disinfectant. Plus, it smells pretty good. Pure tea tree oil is kind of expensive, but it goes a very long way. I bought a small one at my local health food store for around $7. This will probably last me a whole year.

Lemon Juice – A naturally acidic substance that has a yummy scent. It is one of the strongest of the food-acids and can dissolve hard water and soap scum deposits, plus it is pretty effective against most household bacterias.

Lemon Natural Cleaning Recipe – All-Purpose Cleaner

  • 1 cup white vinegar 
  • 2 cups water 
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice (approx 2-3 lemons)
  • 10-15 drops tea tree oil
  • empty spray bottle

Make this natural cleaning recipe

Combine all ingredients into an empty spray bottle and shake. That’s it! My spray bottle is only 18 oz, so if you have a bigger spray bottle, feel free to double the recipe. Let me know how you like it, or if you have any other good cleaning recipes I should try! Enjoy!

If you don’t want to or don’t have time to make your own cleaner, we recently learned about this maker of environmentally friendly cleaning goods, cleancult. Order their non-toxic cleaners once, ger refills automated, and that’s that!

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