Multi-Surface Cleaner in Favorite Christmas Scents

I love a clean home, but I don’t enjoy cleaning.

So I love this easy DIY multi-surface cleaner.  I use it to clean pretty much all the hard surfaces in the kitchen and bathroom– countertops, stovetops, inside of microwave, sinks, tubs, outside of toilet, doorknobs, and more.

Want to know one way that I make cleaning a little more enjoyable?

I make my DIY cleaners in scents I love.  This time of year, that means I make this all-purpose cleaner in amazing Christmas scents like Christmas Tree, Candy Cane, Christmas Cookies, and a wonderful scent I call Merry & Bright.

It’s a great way to get in the holiday spirit while tidying up around the house!

 

 

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Use This Spray to Clean…

Not only does it smell fantastic, it’s also a powerful multi-surface cleaner.

Use it to cut through grease and grime on kitchen counters, sinks, floors, tubs, and more.  Your kitchen and bathrooms will be clean, sparkly, and smelling amazing in no time.

 

kitchen

  • countertops
  • cabinets
  • microwave
  • windowsills
  • sink
  • stovetop
  • fronts of appliances
  • inside of refrigerator and freezer
  • trashcan
  • floor
  • hand wash dishes

 

bathroom

  • sink
  • tub
  • toilet
  • daily shower cleaner
  • tile floor
  • baseboards
  • light switch
  • bathroom fixtures

 

 

cleaning caddy with Candy Cane-scented cleaning spray, 2 red cleaning clothes, red & white towel, soap, and amber spray bottle

 

 

Ingredients

 

2 cups distilled water

tip:  Instead of distilled water, you can substitute boiled and cooled filtered water.

 

1 teaspoon baking soda

Baking soda does two things:  1) it helps boost the deodorizing power and 2) it gives a bit of gentle scrubbing power to help cut through grease and grime more easily.

 

1 teaspoon unscented liquid Castile soap (or substitute with a natural dish soap)

Castile soap is a great degreaser that helps break of dirt and rinse it away.  Don’t use too much though.  One teaspoon is plenty.  Any more and you’ll risk leaving a soapy residue behind on your surfaces.

 

30 drops of essential oil

You can use 30 drops of the essential oil of your choosing or see below for my recipes for Christmas Tree, Candy Cane, Merry & Bright, and Christmas Cookies essential oil blends to use in this all-purpose cleaner.

 

 

multi-purpose cleaner made with essential oils by oneessentialcommunity.com -- glass spray bottle of Christmas Tree multi-purpose cleaner on top of a couple of wood slices next to two essential oil bottles and a few pinecones, background of evergreen trees

 

 

How to Make All-Purpose Cleaner in Christmas Scents

This DIY is super easy.  It takes less than 1 minute to make.

 

step 1: add 1 teaspoon baking soda to 16 oz spray bottle

tip: Choose a spray bottle that’s made from materials safe to use with diluted essential oils.  Glass, stainless steel, and certain types of plastic (plastic #1 HDPE or plastic #2 PET) work well.

tip: Use a funnel to make sure all the baking soda gets in the bottle with no mess or spills.

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tip: Don’t worry about getting all the baking soda in the spray bottle at this point.  We’ll add water in the next step, and the water will rinse all the baking soda into the bottle.

 

using funnel to add baking soda to glass spray bottle

 

 

step 2: add 2 cups of distilled water to bottle

tip:  Instead of distilled water, you can substitute boiled and cooled filtered water.

 

using funnel to add distilled water to spray bottle

 

 

step 3: put on top and shake mix to dissolve baking soda completely

 

swirling bottle to mix water and baking soda together

 

 

step 4: remove top and add 1 teaspoon unscented liquid Castile soap (or substitute with a natural dish soap)

tip: Don’t use too much though.  One teaspoon is plenty.  Any more and you’ll risk leaving a soapy residue behind on your surfaces.

tip:  You want to add the baking soda, water, and Castile soap in this order.  If you would put the soap in first and then add the water, it would foam up and create a sudsy mess.  Doing it in the order of this recipe keeps everything nice and tidy in the bottle.

 

adding Castile soap to spray bottle

 

 

step 5: add 30 drops essential oil

Here are 4 favorite Christmas essential oil blends to use in your all-purpose cleaner:

 

Christmas Tree multi-surface cleaner

10 drops fir essential oil

10 drops spruce essential oil

5 drops cypress essential oil

5 drops cedarwood essential oil

 

Christmas Cookies multi-surface cleaner

15 drops vanilla oleoresin

7 drops sweet orange

3 drops ginger essential oil

3 drops cinnamon essential oil

2 drops clove essential oil

 

Candy Cane multi-surface cleaner

18 drops peppermint essential oil

12 drops vanilla oleoresin

 

Merry & Bright multi-surface cleaner

14 drops fir

8 drops grapefruit essential oil

8 drops frankincense essential oil

 

 

Missing an essential oil?  Find essential oil substitutes here.

 

adding essential oil to spray bottle

 

 

 

step 6: swirl to mix

 

swirling spray bottle to mix all cleaner ingredients together

 

 

step 7 (optional): add label ( click here for a free printable label)

tip:  You can print this label on full-sheet label paper, or do what I do and print the label on regular printer paper and attach it to the spray bottle with packing tape.  It’s cheap and easy to do.  Plus, I find that the labels stay on better using packing tape than with regular label paper, and the packing tape protects the label really well, which keeps the labels looking great for a long time.

 

3 spray bottles of DIY multi-purpose cleaner - Merry & Bright, Christmas Tree, Candy Cane. by oneessentialcommunity.com... next to 2 essential oil bottles, a few pinecones, and evergreen trees in background

 

 

How to Use

  • Always spot test new-to-you cleaners in an inconspicuous spot first before applying to a greater area.
  • Gently shake the spray bottle before using.
  • Spray either directly on surface or on microfiber cloth.
  • If surface is extra dirty, let the cleaner sit for a minute or two before wiping clean.
  • If the surface has tough, stuck-on grime, consider sprinkling some baking soda on surface before spraying with cleaner.  Then scrub and wipe clean.

 

 

Where to Get Supplies

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  • spray bottleuse a 16 oz or larger spray bottle made of glass, stainless steel, or essential-oil-safe plastic like PET (plastic #1) or HDPE (plastic #2).  Here’s a link to where I get my spray bottles: plastic spray bottle and glass spray bottle
  • baking soda — I go through so much baking soda that I buy it in big bags at Costco.  You can also find baking soda at grocery store, Walmart, and Target.
  • distilled water — Find in the water aisle of your grocery
  • unscented liquid Castile soap
  • printable labels ( click here for free printable labels)

 

 

click here for a free printable of the recipe and printable labels

 

 

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