Sophie Uliano, author of Gorgeously Green: 8 Simple Steps to an Earth-Friendly Life , doesn't use conventional all-purpose cleaning sprays—she makes her own cleaner with nontoxic ingredients. Her cleaner cuts grease, germs and grime and saves her money too! Sophie says you can use this spray on just about everything, including refrigerators, countertops, walls, doorknobs, toilet seats and sinks.

Gorgeously Green All-Purpose Spray
  • 32-ounce plastic spray bottle
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup distilled white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon pure castile soap (peppermint is a favorite)
  • 3/4 cup hydrogen peroxide
  • 20 drops tea tree oil
  • 20 drops of lavender or lemongrass essential oil
  • Simply fill a large 32-ounce plastic spray bottle with the water. Add the vinegar, castile soap, hydrogen peroxide, tea tree oil and lavender or lemongrass essential oil. Lavender is lovely for the bathroom spray and lemongrass for the kitchen, so make two separate bottles at the same time. In the hot summer months, add about 10 drops of citronella essential oil to the spray, as it is an excellent insect repellent.

    This spray is suitable for acrylic, ceramic tile, wood, marble and granite.

    Try Sophie's recipe for Veggie Cleaner Spray