19 July, 2017

DIY - All-Purpose Cleaner

So a post a few weeks ago really caught my attention, and it was a large list of products that are not cruelty-free, and I was overwhelmed by how many of those products are currently in my home. So I set about to find other options so that as I run out of the products currently in my home I could replace them with products I feel good having in my home.

For the past few months, I've been using vinegar to clean my toilet bowl. It works better than any other cleaner that I can buy in any store. I have some stubborn stains at the bottom of my bowl that you'll see in the pictures, but those had been stuck in my whole bowl. After trying bleach and about five different toilet bowl cleaners I finally gave vinegar a try, and after an hour soak, I was finally getting some of the most stubborn stains off. After an overnight soak, my toilet bowl looked like new. Now weekly, I dump some vinegar in my bowl leave it to sit for an hour while I'm flipping and folding laundry and then run the toilet brush over it.

So I wondered if I could apply my love of vinegar into a DIY all-purpose cleaner and after a quick browse of the internet, I found a recipe I liked, and one I'm happy to share with you!


  • Distilled White Vinegar
  • Plain White Tap Water
  • Lemon Essential Oil (Optional)
  • All Purpose Spray Bottle (Like the one pictured below)

All you need to do is combine 3 parts water with 1 part vinegar with the optional lemon essential oil. The essential oil is completely optional but it does help the strong odor of the vinegar.

Below I'm going to show you a gross toilet bowl, the sides of a toilet and the front of a shower. All of which was cleaned with just the vinegar and water mixture!!

And please enjoy this video to watch the cleaner in action as it breaks up hard spots on the underside of the toilet seat!!

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