ALL- PURPOSE HOUSEHOLD CLEANER
¾ cup distilled white vinegar
1 cup distilled water
10 drops lemon essential oil
10 drops sweet orange essential oil
In an 8- oz. spray bottle, mix ingredients and shake well to blend. Spray generously on surfaces, including non- copper faucets and hardware, and let sit for several minutes. Wipe with a clean cloth.
This mild solution can also double as a green cleaner for smart phones and computer keyboards where germs collect. First, power down ( and unplug) your gadgets. Spray a clean cotton cloth with your solution and gently wipe down keyboards and screens. Use a Q- tip lightly misted with the solution to reach crevices and in between keys. Since vinegar has antistatic properties, cleaning your electronics with this solution will also help keep dust from collecting on surfaces.
For common areas around a home with small children, forego the vinegar and make a simple spray of distilled water and orange essential oil— its antiviral properties and light scent are safe for kids. Spray toys, crib, and playroom surfaces, then wipe with a clean cloth rinsed in warm water.