Homemade All-Purpose Household Cleaner Recipe


When it comes to household cleaning, the solution often creates a new problem.

While popular store-bought brands banish bacteria and germs, they leave behind chemicals and aromas that may be harmful to humans, and especially children. Take charge by making your own natural all-purpose household cleaner with just four simple ingredients you already have on hand.

Believe it or not, your cleaning closet may be dirty and dangerous. The products lingering in chemical concoctions can do more harm than good. And why should they be safe? There are no laws that require manufacturers of cleaning products to list ingredients on their labels or to elaborate beyond general warnings of “DANGER”, “WARNING” and “POISON”. That’s why it is up to you to clean the cleaning closet and replace products with a potent homemade remedy that is safe and environmentally sound.

This all-purpose household cleaner includes vinegar and lemon juice. Vinegar works to cut grease and remove mildew, odors, some stains and wax build-up. It also holds antibacterial power and kills bacteria, mold, and germs. Lemon is not only effective in fighting bacteria but also in providing the household cleaning solution with a fresh aroma.

Natural All-Purpose Household Cleaner

For bathroom and kitchen surfaces, mirrors, and windows


  • ½ cup white vinegar
  • ½ cup fresh lemon juice
  • ½ gallon water


Mix and store in spray bottles to use at your convenience.

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