DIY Household Cleaners & Air Freshener

I’ve done a lot of DIY household cleaners. Most of which my husband hated because he claimed that they smelled like yucky vinegar. I couldn’t argue, most of them did smell terrible no matter what I did, but I was determined to continue to make my own because I knew that it was safer for me and my family than what was on the shelves in the store.

It took weeks, months, and a lot of time on Pinterest before I found something that both of us liked, well actually, loved.

These don’t smell like yucky vinegar. I am a huge fan of Lavender and Peppermint Essential Oils and so that’s what I use, but really you can use whatever you want. Customize them to smell the way you want.

Also, since these are household cleaners I wasn’t super picky about what essential oils I used so I just picked up some oils from a craft store to save a little money.

Super easy to make, smells awesome, and keeps the house clean. Doesn’t get much better than that!


Photo Credit: Lauren Falber

2 tsp Borax
4 tbsp white vinegar
3 cups water
1/2 tsp Castile Soap
15 drops essential oil (optional)

Air Freshner Spray:
3 cups water
20 drops essential oil

All Purpose Cleaner:
1/2 cup white vinegar
2 tsp Borax
2 1/2 cup water
20 drops essential oil 

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