Since having a baby and being more educated about the chemicals that we bring into our home, we set about to eliminate store bought chemicals from our cleaning cabinet. My collection of essential oils also grew after getting a diffuser, and learning about all the other uses got me excited when I found that I could make my own sprays with it, and more!
I started with a vinegar based recipe but I found that it doesn’t quite have the cleaning power I was looking for. So I opted for a Castile soap based one which is what this recipe calls for.
This is a great way to up-cycle a used spray bottle as well. Since we didn’t have any on hand, we dropped by The Soap Dispensary on Main Street and got a couple of amber bottles.
The soap base
I used a generic one from The Soap Dispensary, but Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile Soap would work as well.
All-natural counter spray
- 2 cups distilled water
- 3 tbsp Castile soap
- 10 drops lemon essential oil
- 5 drops peppermint essential oil
- Combine all ingredients in a spray bottle
- Shake well before use
I knew we’d need a spray for all the things. And we did use this for all the things! From our dining table, to our counter top, it worked so well on those stuck on food on Miles’ high chair after every meal when we were doing baby-led weaning.