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Recipe For Clean: All-Purpose Surface Cleaner

If you've been searching for an all-purpose surface cleaner that doesn't send up noxious fumes with each spray then you've come to the right place. If you've assembled your home-cleaning kit, you have all of the natural ingredients you need to make an effective, natural surface cleaner. This easy Recipe For Clean will get all of your home's surfaces looking and smelling so fresh and so clean.


  • 2 cups hot tap water
  • 1/2 teaspoon washing soda
  • A squirt of liquid soap
  • A drop or two of either lemon juice or essential oil, depending on what scent you desire.
  • Spray bottle

To find out the steps for this DIY, just


  • Combine the ingredients in a spray bottle.
  • Shake bottle until the washing soda has dissolved.
  • Spray surfaces and wipe off with a sponge or rag.


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swati05 swati05 7 years
I was wondering bout washing soda as well...Do you mean Baking soda?
luv_bug1211 luv_bug1211 8 years
I was actually shopping with my grandma the other day and shebought some washing soda, its in the laundry detergent aisle. She uses it to get her whites white.
tokki83 tokki83 8 years
what exactly is washing soda?
tokki83 tokki83 8 years
what exactly is washing soda?
emalove emalove 8 years
Sounds great!
Home Home 8 years
DearMissPriss--some will go bad, such as the furniture polish I wrote about that uses olive oil. I think this one should last a long time though, and if you're worried, you can always make a smaller batch.
DreaAST DreaAST 8 years
Good tip!
DreaAST DreaAST 8 years
Good tip!
DearMissPriss DearMissPriss 8 years
Do these DIY cleaners go bad/expire after a few months? Do you just go by the color/smell?
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Tiny-Bubble Tiny-Bubble 8 years
oh la la. I will definite try this out!!!!
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