DIY: Chemical Free Multipurpose Cleaner!

I have recently come across this amazing, easy, cheap and environmentally safe recipe for a multipurpose cleaner from another eco conscious Brisbane blogger called Jaclyn McCosker! For all you chemical free nuts like me, this recipe is completely non toxic and chemical free, making it safe to use around kids and pets. Because it is chemical free, if you use it in the sink or rinse out the sponge, it wont harm the environment when it goes down the drain. I was a little skeptical about how well it would work, but when I first tried it, oh my god I was blown away!

I live in a share house with three other girls who are always busy with work and uni, so we don’t have a lot of time to spend scrubbing the stove. Another great thing about this product is how cheap it is! We all fit the stereotype of broke uni students, so when I came across this recipe it was a complete game changer for us!

It is so so simple to make, it genuinely takes two seconds and only needs three ingredients!


  1. White Vinegar ($1.20 for 2L)
  2. Half a lemon ($0.72 per lemon)
  3. Water (free!)

The lemon adds antibacterial properties, but for something stronger, you can add a few drops of eucalyptus essential oil. But keep in mind, doing this makes it a little less safe to use around food, however is still an amazing alternative to other store bought brands. The ratio needed for water to vinegar is 50/50 straight into a spray bottle, add the lemon and voila! Its honestly as simple as that! The 500ml spray bottle that I chose to use was from Biome because the amber colour protects the ingredients from light, making it last longer and it was only $4.50!

So the total cost is $0.66 per 500ml, then you have the cost of the spray bottle which can be used over and over again, so this recipe is really good value for money! And to prove how well it works, check out these before and after pictures from my grotty share house:

This has to be my favourite before and after shot because this stove gets so messy and after it’s cleaned, it is so shiny! Usually there is spilt curry and old food stuck on it the stove, so to clean it, I spray, let it sit for 5 seconds, then wipe it away and it comes straight off!

Because I use bar soap, there is grime around the basin and water marks on the tap that come of so easy with this spray.

This before photo was from the morning after we had pre drinks at our house. There was food crumbs and just mess everywhere.

You don’t need to waste money on expensive cleaners now that this is in your life! You’re welcome! Let me know if try it out and how you found it!

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