I made this in a 24 ounce squirt bottle so I added an extra cup of water to the mix so it wouldn't be too soapy. So far I have really liked this. It isn't too sudsy; I just rinse out the cloth and wipe again. It has worked really well on my kitchen counter tops and spills on the floor. I didn't add any essential oils as I used Dr. Bronner's tea tree oil castile soap which has plenty of scent.
I mixed up a batch to use in the new apartment, needless to say it was not spotlessly clean when we moved in, this stuff works wonders! The dust from the remodel is gone and the grease in the storage cabinet under the stove is gone with one use of this cleaner. I am very impressed and will not buy any more commercial cleaners again. Thank you so much for the recipe!
I have been using this and many other recipes from Karen Logan's book for almost 10 years. I wouldn't dream of going back to commercial cleaners!
I have used this cleaner for a few years and it is amazing, taking care of 90% of my cleaning jobs. The essential oils are optional.
I discovered this cleaner about a year and a half ago and I absolutely love it. I took it to my dad's house to clean his kitchen counters and he was so amazed at how it cleaned his counters. He typically uses store-bought conventional cleaners, but he bragged to my mom about how I cleaned his counters. This is a great recipe. I haven't made any of this in quite some time and I made a batch of it today. When I make it again I will only use 1 tablespoon of dish soap instead of two because it makes it too soapy. Great recipe though.
I'm so glad I found a cleaner that is much more earth friendly. Its is so simple to make that my 12 year old daughter can do it. It smells great-we used tea tree oil the first time. I have used thyme and just today I used lavendar. I use it in the kitchen and the bathrooms. Thanks for sharing.