1/2 tsp washing soda
2 cups hot water
1 squirt of washing-up liquid
(Optional: Several drops of eucalyptus oil or tea tree oil)
I put all the ingredients into the bottle, swoosh it around to dissolve the washing soda and use.
This Homemade All Purpose Cleaner cuts through stove top grease like nobody's business! I use it to clean my oven (but it won't do the job if you haven't cleaned your oven for over 6 months, I know this from experience!). Sometimes I will need to use the scourer for baked on tough spots but most of the time I simply swipe with a paper towel.
I have yet to come across a use-by date for Homemade All Purpose Cleaner. It lasts for months and months in my cupboard, until I run out.
I make two spray bottles up. One for the kitchen and one for the bathroom/ laundry. I put a couple of drops of tea tree oil in the bathroom one for its antiseptic/ disinfectant properties.
Unfortunately when I tried to clean windows and mirrors with this Homemade All Purpose Cleaner it left streaks on the windows and mirrors, but vinegar and water will get that job done :)