Mom’s Cleaner

It’s past Spring Cleaning time, but I want to share this recipe for a great homemade cleaner.  Mom whipped this up for me over two years ago and I obviously needed to mix up some more.  After a Google search to try to find the recipe to no avail, Mom was able to find her recipe card where she had jotted it down.

Thanks, Mom!

Mom’s Cleaner

Probably from Mother Earth or Mother Earth Living

I love the scent of lavender but you can use whatever essential oils you like


  • 1/4 c. castile soap
  • 1 c. water (plus more as needed)
  • 19 drops of essential oil (like lavender or tea tree)
  • 1 t. borax
  • 2 T. white vinegar


  1. In a large glass measuring cup, mix soap, 1 cup of water and essential oil. Whisk together.
  2. Add vinegar and borax and stir until borax is dissolved. The mixture will become cloudy.
  3. Add enough water to make mixture equal 2 cups. Pour into a 16 oz. spray bottle.

Yield: 2 cups

I used a lavender castile soap and eucalyptus essential oil.  I love the combination.  I use this when I deep clean the kitchen and it smells heavenly.

I really love this stuff!  Thanks for finding the recipe, Mom!

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