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Easy 2 Ingredient All Purpose Cleaner DIY Using Castile Soap

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One of my favorite all purpose cleaners is a DIY recipe that I’ve been using for over a year now. I used to use vinegar to clean a lot of things, but the smell was overpowering and my family really didn’t like it.

So I searched for a new all purpose spray without vinegar and I’m sharing it with you today. It only uses distilled water and castile soap. If you aren’t familiar with castile soap, it is made from plant-based oils and is even safe to use on the skin!

That is a plus in my book since I have young children in the house.

All Purpose Cleaner DIY

All Purpose Cleaner Ingredients:

  • 2 cups distilled water (I use bottled water.)
  • 2 Tablespoons of castile soap (I use a lavender scented one.)
  • Empty spray bottle
  • funnel


  1. Using a funnel add 2 Tbs. of castile soap to the spray bottle.
  2. Using a funnel add 2 cups of distilled or purified water to the spray bottle.
  3. Screw spray lid on tightly.
  4. Shake the spray bottle to mix ingredients.
  5. Store the spray bottle out of direct sunlight and heat.

I use my all purpose diy cleaner on my countertops table surfaces. I also spray it on the shower walls and let it sit for a few minutes before scrubbing with a damp sponge.

When I want to do a quick clean up in the bathroom, I’ll spray down the bathroom countertop and the outside of the toilet. Then I simply use a damp bathroom cleaning rag to wipe clean. Of course, I use different rags for the countertop and the toilet! 😉

This easy to make all purpose cleaner has been one of my favorite DIY cleaners to use without vinegar.

I hope you’ll give it a try too and let me know what you think!

P.S. I get my castile soap from Grove collaborative. This is my referral link.

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2 thoughts on “Easy 2 Ingredient All Purpose Cleaner DIY Using Castile Soap

  1. I’ve just found your blog. Thank you for your generous tips. I used to clean every weekend, hating that it sucked up most of the weekend, but I was working full-time and teaching yoga 5x per week. After kids, I attempted to find a balance by doing a little bit each day. I stay on track for a few weeks and then it goes out the window (kids are sick, hubby works from home). Any tips to staying on schedule?

    1. Hi Marleen! That’s such a great question. I’m actually going to film a video to answer your question, but I’ll do my best to share a couple of tips here. So your routine is flexible and should change and flow with the different seasons of life that you are in even it is from day to day. That way, when something comes up, you can work your cleaning routines around those life events instead of trying to make those life events work around your routine. Also, when your kids are sick, hubby works from home, or whatever comes up that takes up more of your time, ONLY focus on getting the most important cleaning tasks done. For example, laundry and dishes are probably the main things that need done each day. Mopping the floor or cleaning the shower isn’t as important, but you can get to them eventually as your life situations allow. I hope that helps! I’ll share a new video and post soon to hopefully give you a more in depth answer!

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